Skills and abilities: Innovative technical focus, with ability to organise and communicate large-scale environmental projects to strict deadlines.

What you’ll be doing: You will be central to the creation of various project developments with environmental considerations at their core. Typical day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Collecting and analysing scientific data, creating and interpreting reports
  • Competently discuss problems with professionals from a range of disciplines
  • Conduct technical audits and site assessments to ensure policy compliance
  • Using appropriate software such as Autocad and SAS
  • Consulting on environmental regulations, modelling environmental forecasts

Career progression:  You may decide to specialise in a number of areas, and undergo training that fits this particular professional path. In pursuing this line of work, you might consider taking the path to chartership, to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng), or Chartered Environmentalist. You could decide to follow a managerial route, supervising other engineers. With enough professional experience, you could turn your attention to freelance or consultancy work.

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