What does an Entry Level Environmental Engineer do?

An environmental engineer is responsible for using engineering techniques to create the most efficient processes. They are responsible for ensuring that the company is complying with environmental policies. A few of the main duties of an environmental engineer are helping obtain green certifications, analysis of procedures, field tests, and assisting in the performance of an audit. They also have to create reports about the company's environmental impact. Some of the jobs titles that an environmental engineer could grow into are director of engineering and engineering manager.

An environmental engineer should have 2 years of experience in engineering as well as a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering. One of the most important skills that an environmental engineer will have is critical thinking. Another skill is problem solving as the environmental engineer will need to be able to solve the company's issues with their processes.

  • Diagnose issues with the company's processes
  • Apply for permits
  • Apply for federal and state grants
  • Perform calculations and analysis
  • Create environmental reports
  • Report findings to higher ups
  • Create new processes to increase efficiency
  • Perform company audits
  • 2 years of experience in engineering
  • Great problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations
  • Ability to work out in the field
  • Ability to work by yourself
  • Great time management skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to create presentations
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Entry Level Environmental Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$62,042 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
See More Insights
$51K
Median: $62K
$76K
See More Insights
Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Entry Level Environmental Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become an Entry Level Environmental Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Entry Level Environmental Engineer
$62,042/yr
L2
See Career Path

Entry Level Environmental Engineer Insights

Read what Entry Level Environmental Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
PBF EnergyPBF Energy
Environmental Engineer
Mar 18, 2021

“People are mostly nice and helpful.”

Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Environmental Engineer
Jun 13, 2021

“Charges insane tuition and authority is terrible.”

Exela Pharma SciencesExela Pharma Sciences
Environmental Monitoring Technician
Sep 1, 2021

“When there is no reward for good ethic and no punishment for bad work ethic there is no motivation.”

ExxonMobilExxonMobil
Environmental Engineer
Sep 10, 2020

“Great people and teams; projects really matter”

Georgia Department of Natural ResourcesGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Engineer
Oct 30, 2019

“Good work and life balance”

JacobsJacobs
Environmental Engineer II
Jan 26, 2021

“Some teams and PMs I worked with were really great.”

TRC CompaniesTRC Companies
Environmental Engineer
Dec 17, 2019

“Opportunities for growth and increased responsibility as a junior employee.”

Northrop GrummanNorthrop Grumman
Environmental Engineer
Mar 12, 2021

“Stability and great pay.”

See More

Entry Level Environmental Engineer Interviews

Related Careers

Environmental Specialist
$52,313
No skills overlap
Environmental Scientist
$56,755
13% skills overlap
Ehs Specialist
$68,191
13% skills overlap
Program Manager
$96,347
No skills overlap

Entry Level Environmental Engineer Jobs