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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Job Description: Overview: FMC Corporation is committed to providing employees with ample opportunities to contribute, lead and be recognized as innovators, to look beyond barriers to provide solutions, to be challenged in what they do and to love doing it. FMC is an S&P 500, diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century. As a...
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 Raleigh Offi...
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...
Facilities and Infrastructure Project Manager – Manages concurrent projects for institutional and public-works clients. Projects include planning, design and management of large scale municipal/quasi-public facilities and utility/roadway infrastructure, land development paving, grading, hydrologic, sewer, storm water improvements, and building site development. Direct hire position. Salary listed ...
Summary This position will involve expanding and developing the current distribution network throughout the US. Using an established network whilst targetting new opportunities to help drive and deliver in an interesting and complex market. Client Details A Global provider of innovative Civil and Environmental Engineering solutions which has been in operation for over a century. Involved in ma...
Environmental Engineering Technician Technician: Facilities / Industrial Waste - II Please note that this position is a field position where they will be spending time out in the field working from a table or handheld computer. Not a desk job. Compressed work weeks night and day shifts Position will be supporting routine operations on D1D Factory Waste Treatment systems, and will be required t...
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....
University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA, 70130
POSITION TITLE: Professor of Practice in Civil and Environmental Engineering POSITION #: 8987 DEPARTMENT: Civil and Environmental Engineering POSITION SUMMARY: The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) department at the University of New Orleans (UNO) invites applications for a Professor of Practice with a specialty in environmental engineering. This is a non-tenure track faculty position...
Devon Energy Corp Oklahoma City, OK, 73113
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 managing technical s...
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...
TECTONIC, a full-service, multi-disciplined, growing ENR 200 Firm is seeking a talented Environmental Engineer, Geologist, or Scientist to work within our Short Hills, NJ, Essex County Office to assist with project management on multi-faceted remediation projects. The position is initially part-time, and is anticipated to transition to full-time. The essential functions of this position include: ...
The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for a position at the tenure-track level in Environmental Science and Engineering, with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. This is a broad faculty search and we welcome applicants in all areas of environmental science, including applicants whose research and interests contribute to better understanding of and solut...
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...
An Environmental Engineer is needed for a leading heavy industrial manufacturing organization. The Environmental Engineer is responsible to ensure that compliance with all air, water, and solid waste environmental permits, as well as perform new project environmental permitting. Qualified candidates must have a degree in Environmental or Chemical Engineering and 5+ years’ experience working heavil...
Trileaf Corporation is a nationwide environmental and architecture and engineering consulting firm that assists clients with environmental due diligence, regulatory compliance, and engineering & architectural design. Trileaf serves the wireless communications, real estate, financial, and petroleum industries from its headquarters in St. Louis, MO and branch offices in Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; D...
Join Our Team! Director of Environmental Services MJ’s Capital District office is seeking a full-time Director of Environmental Services with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in environmental consulting. This is a leadership role within MJ and the successful candidate is expected to be highly entrepreneurial and self-sufficient. MJ handles a wide range of project types for public an...
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 Typical project assignme...
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 ...
At the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, we value our employees who dedicate themselves in protecting Virginia’s natural resources. Be a part of a dynamic team where you can make a difference while enjoying all of the benefits of working in state government: competitive salary for working a 40 hour week, comprehensive insurance, 12 paid holidays, vacation/personal/sick leave, membershi...

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Environmental Engineer

Salaries

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Education / Training

Bachelor's
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Master's
40.5%
Doctorate
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