What does an 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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
7%
2 - 4
59%
5 - 7
14%
8+
20%

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft Office Suite
Hazwoper
Critical Thinking
Responses
Written Communication
Reviews
Consulting Experience
Collaboration

Environmental Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Environmental Engineer
$75,652/yr
Environmental Specialist
16% made the transition
Environmental Scientist
28% made the transition
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Environmental Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$75,669 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$54K
Median: $76K
$105K
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