Senior Environmental Engineer Overview

What does a Senior 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.

What responsibilities are common for Senior Environmental Engineer jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Senior Environmental Engineer jobs?
  • 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
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

How much does a Senior Environmental Engineer make near United States?

$147,115 /yr
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Senior Environmental Engineer Career Path

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

Senior Environmental Engineer
Environmental Engineer IV
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Senior Environmental Engineer Insights

Read what Senior Environmental Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Environmental Engineer
Aug 15, 2023

“I have a great manager so all my PTO is approved and I can find my own work.”

Environmental Engineer I
Jun 15, 2022

“I had some great opportunities that launched my career and am super grateful for my time at KMEA.”

Koch IndustriesKoch Industries
Environmental Engineer
Jul 1, 2022

“Flexible schedule that allows you to work from home if you have an appointment instead of using a vacation day.”

Mantec Consultants
Environmental Engineer
Aug 30, 2023

“Supporting Team good for employee who are starting there career in the field of the Environmental Engineering.”

Atelier TenAtelier Ten
Senior Environmental Designer
Jan 5, 2022

“Everyone is very nice and eager to do good work.”

NextEra Energy, Inc.NextEra Energy, Inc.
Distribution Engineer
Apr 14, 2021

“Job mobility is good at this company but you don't have a say in your career path from my experience.”

Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Environmental Engineer
Jun 13, 2021

“Charges insane tuition and authority is terrible.”

Environmental Engineer
Nov 17, 2021

“I can able to learn based on my career and to move in a right way.”

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Senior Environmental Engineer Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Senior Environmental Engineer

When working as a Senior Environmental Engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Electromagnetic Compatibility, Test Procedures, Cost Estimates, Hazwoper, and Consulting.

The most similar professions to Senior Environmental Engineer are:
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • EHS Specialist
  • Program Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Senior Environmental Engineer include a minimum of a Engineering and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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