Environmental engineering is a vast field, and the specific duties of an engineer depend upon their area of focus, whether they work for public or private entities, and the specific goals defined for their position. In general, they use engineering principles in things like soil science, biology and chemistry to create solutions to environmental problems. They may be involved in projects related to waste disposal, recycling, public health, air quality, pollution control, potable water, climate change and sustainability.
They may work with other environmental scientists, urban planners, hazardous waste experts, other engineers, lawyers and business leaders. Depending on their job, environmental engineers usually spend some amount of time indoors and but may frequently travel to offsite locations.
Required Education and Experience
Nearly all environmental engineering jobs require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or engineering, preferably from an ABET-accredited institution. A professional license is not required to enter the field, but many professionals choose to obtain their Professional Engineer (PE) license to help them achieve leadership positions, and many engineers choose to obtain a master’s degree as well.
According to Indeed data, the average annual salary for environmental engineers across the country is $73,393. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), predicts that job growth for environmental engineers will grow 12 percent through 2024, a rate faster than average for all U.S. occupations. They expect governmental concerns about water availability, quality and use to be one of the major driving factors of this increased demand. Engineers should remain aware that salary and benefits packages vary greatly depending upon the location, the size of the company and the experience of the candidate.
Selectek is currently recruiting environmental engineers for a position in the Dunwoody, Georgia area. In this role you’ll be responsible for providing consulting, sales and support services for wood products, industrial, manufacturing and municipal clients on all aspect of environmental regulatory compliance. Projects typically focus on things like planning, permitting and auditing with respect to RCRA, the Clean Air Act, EPCRA, SPCC, DOT and the Clean Water Act including storm water issues, and environmental due diligence. The Environmental Engineer will work directly with clients and company environmental services support staff. Responsibilities will include site inspections, data collection and evaluations, report generation, lead generation, proposal development and budget management. You can learn more about this opportunity and apply online here.
If you are an experienced environmental engineer looking for exciting new opportunities in the Southeast region of the U.S., we encourage you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong engineering talent for our clients. Contact us today to learn more about our process for helping you take the next step in your career.