Environmental engineers

ISCO-08 code

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

Hierarchy

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Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/isco/C2143