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 Boston 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 Tampa Office...
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 Bellevue is ...
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), located in Newark, New Jersey, is looking for an Applications Developer. In this position, the successful candidate will be a member of a collaborative team, working in an environment that encourages creativity and challenges one to engineer elegant and innovative solutions for complex business prob...
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...
Earth Systems Inc. is an environmental consulting and engineering firm that supports regulatory agencies and private clients in the performance of hazardous waste and petroleum assessment and remediation. Our areas of expertise include: Environmental Engineering, Contamination Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Compliance, Property Transfer Assessments, and Permitting. Earth Systems seeks E...
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...
At Rockwell Collins, it’s our people who make the difference and are the backbone of our technologies. We are currently searching for a Sr. Engineering Manager to join our team in Cedar Rapids, Ia. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the cornerstone of their careers, helping create and ...
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...
DeMaio's Incorporated, an environmental contracting, consulting, and engineering firm is seeking a staff/senior level environmental scientist, geologist, or engineer. Position is full time, however we would consider part time candidates. This position requires knowledge of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, NJDEP Site Remed...
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...
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...
Job Description: Lead the environmental engineering technical support in the day-to-day operation of a wet corn milling production facility that produces a diversified line of food ingredients, ethanol, corn oil and animal feed. This includes using technical knowledge and skills to partner with employees at all levels to ensure compliance with all environmental regulations by applying for new and...
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...
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...
Our Client, a multi-site refiner and distributor of petroleum products, has an immediate opening for an Environmental Engineer at one of its sites in Oklahoma. Description Provide oversight, coordination and implementation of activities necessary to ensure an effective and compliant refinery program for assigned responsibilities. For regulatory area(s) assigned, duties will include management &...
JOB FUNCTION Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and directs the operations of the Air Quality & Noise Division to provide regulatory and technical expertise, to develop, implement, and manage environmental programs, and to provide project management and program management in support of the environmental compliance and permitting programs of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawaiʻi Ele...
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...
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and di...

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