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2143

Description

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 include -
(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 programmes 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 programmes;
(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.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Air pollution control engineer
- Environmental analyst
- Environmental engineer
- Environmental remediation specialist
- Wastewater process engineer
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Environmental scientist - 2133
- Radiation protection expert - 2263

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