Environmental Engineering Jobs

Environmental Engineering Job Overview

Environmental engineers apply the principles of engineering and the earth and life sciences, such as soil science, chemistry, and biology, to solve environmental problems. They develop ways to control pollution, dispose waste, improve recycling and better the public's health. Duties of an environmental engineer typically include:

  • Authoring environmental reports
  • Leading environmental protection projects, such as air pollution control systems and waste-to-energy conversion programs
  • Overseeing environmental improvement plans
  • Inspecting facilities for compliance with environmental standards and regulations
  • Advising businesses and agencies on contamination clean up
  • Secure and maintain environmental permits

Environmental engineers usually work in offices but also spend time on site when they are overseeing active construction projects. Similar occupations include civil engineer jobs, hydrologist jobs, and chemical engineer jobs.

Environmental Engineering Job Education Requirements

Like other engineering jobs, environmental engineering requires a bachelor's degree in the discipline or a related field, such as civil, general, or chemical engineering. Practical experience is invaluable in this field, which is why many programs offer cooperative engineering programs in which students earn college credit for structured work experience. Certain schools allow students to complete five-year programs which award a bachelor's and master's degree in environmental engineering upon completion. Engineers who graduate from programs accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) can also obtain a license, which significantly enhances employability.

Environmental Engineering Job Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the United States had 53,200 environmental engineering jobs in 2012, and that number will increase by 8,100 in the next ten years. That represents a 15 percent expected growth rate, which is faster than the national occupational average. Heightened concern among local and state governments about water usage will drive growth in the sector, as governments increasingly turn to environmental engineers for water usage efficiency solutions. Stricter regulation will also drive demand for the profession, as environmental engineers help utilities and water treatment facilities comply with new laws.

Environmental Engineering Job Salary Information

In 2013, the BLS reported a median salary of $85,520 for environmental engineers. Those in the highest earning 10 percent of the profession made $122,690, while those in the lowest earning 10 percent made $49,730. Environmental engineers working in the oil and gas extraction industry made the most, earning $132,970, and those working in wholesale electronic markets had the second highest median salary, earning $110,900. Those working for state governments made the least, earning $73,340. The top paying states for this occupation in descending order are New Mexico, Texas, Alaska and Washington, D.C.

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Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Job Description CDM Smith’s Philadelphia...
Kleinfelder is an architectural, engineering, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Kleinfelder has nearly 2,000 employees with offices nationwide and abroad. With over 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder's reputation for providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challenges has solidified i...
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Job Description CDM Smith’s Albany Offic...
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Job Description CDM Smith’s Hartford Off...
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Job Description CDM Smith’s Phoenix Offi...
Environmental Engineering Technician - Are you an experienced Facilities / Ultra Pure Water professional? Position will be a Technician on day shift and will interact with engineering and Technicians to start up ultrapure water UPW systems Responsibilities: - Role modeling safety - Starting up UPW equipment under direction of system engineer - Taking UPW samples and performing routine analysis ...
Prologis is the leading owner, operator and developer of industrial logistics real estate across the Americas, Europe and Asia. We create value by developing and managing a world-class portfolio of high-quality logistics and distribution facilities, serving customers and investors as an integral part of the global supply chain. Prologis is seeking an Environmental & Engineering Analyst in our San...
City of New York, NY New York City, NY, 10008
Job Description The Office of Public Health Engineering (OPHE), through technical monitoring, surveillance and enforcement actions as necessary to ensure that the drinking water, recreational water facilities and sanitary sewage conditions are in full compliance with Federal, State and City Health Code requirements are met to protect the health and safety for all citizens of the City of New York....
Devon Energy Corporation Oklahoma City, OK
Description This position description below in no way states or implies that these are the only duties/functions to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties/functions requested by their supervisor. POSITION SUMMARY Non-supervisory technical position, responsible for coordinating and managin...
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services, delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. With more than 14,000 employees, 330 offices...
Job Summary: Accountable for development, implementation, and training for Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) programs and projects for manufacturing and localized customer accounts. Provide advice to operations and subsidiary manufacturers of our chemical products to ensure compliance with EPA, OSHA, DOT, local, state, and industrial standards. This job may require up to 50% travel. Occasion...
Bridger Coal Company, is seeking a Mine Environmental Analyst/Associate Mine Environmental Analyst Point Of Rocks, WY Duties & Qualifications; This position provides required technical and environmental support to the surface/underground mining operations by ensuring compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations. * Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmenta...
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING UW-MADISON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Note – when submitting application materials, cover letter and resume must be combined into a single attachment The University of Wisconsin Foundation is recruiting for an experienced development director for the department of civil engineering within the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL, 60602
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), Engineering Science program invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2015. Engineering Science will begin to offer its BS Engineering Science degree in fall of 2015, and plans to seek ABET accreditation in fall of 2019. The specializations in this program are biomedical, computer, and environmental enginee...
Targa Resources (Targa) is a leading provider of midstream natural gas and NGL services in the United States. We own and operate approximately 12,090 miles of natural gas and NGL pipelines, with natural gas gathering systems covering approximately 14,400 square miles and 21 natural gas processing plants. We have an expanding gathering and processing footprint across multiple shale and natural reso...
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Job Description The qualified candidate ...
Safety, Health and Environmental Administrator and Shift Supervisor (Second Shift) Quadrant EPP, a world leader in engineered thermoplastics, has immediate opportunities at our Delmont, PA operation. Safety Health & Environmental Administrator - Provides guidance/leadership to ensure: compliance of safety/environmental regulations, our employees are provided a safe place to work, and we remain a g...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: ECS is an award-winning consulting firm offering geotechnical and environmental engineering, construction materials testing and facilities consulting services. Founded in 1988, the firm is ranked by ENR among the top 100 engineering and environmental firms in the country. From our network of more than 40 offices strategically located across the United States, our expertise spans ...
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsbur...
SME is a 40-person consulting engineering and design firm providing civil and environmental services to municipal,commercial and industrial sector clients throughout the United States. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. SME is currently seekingqualified applicants to fill the following position: Environmental Compliance Specialist Applicants with a BS degree in Chemical or ...

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