Environmental Engineers


Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.
Also called: Chief, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Branch; Environmental Engineer; Global Director Air and Climate Change; Sanitary Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • chemistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • DHI Water and Environment MIKE SHE
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Compliance software
  • Greenhouse gas management software
  • Hazardous materials management HMS software
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley Microstation

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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