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Environmental engineers

Environmental engineers conduct research, advise on, design and direct implementation of solutions to prevent, control or remedy negative impacts of human activity on the environment utilizing a variety of engineering disciplines. They conduct environmental assessments of construction and civil engineering projects and apply engineering principles to pollution control, recycling and waste disposal.

Tasks

  • (a) conducting research, assessing and reporting on the environmental impact of existing and proposed construction, civil engineering and other activities
  • (b) inspecting industrial and municipal facilities and programs to evaluate operational effectiveness and ensure compliance with environmental regulations
  • (c) designing and overseeing the development of systems, processes and equipment for control, management, or remediation of water, air, or soil quality
  • (d) providing environmental engineering assistance in network analysis, regulatory analysis, and planning or reviewing database development
  • (e) obtaining, updating, and maintaining plans, permits, and standard operating procedures
  • (f) providing engineering and technical support for environmental remediation and litigation projects, including remediation system design and determination of regulatory applicability
  • (g) monitoring progress of environmental improvement programs
  • (h) advising corporations and government agencies of procedures to follow in cleaning up contaminated sites to protect people and the environment
  • (i) collaborating with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers from other disciplines, and specialists in law and business to address environmental problems

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