drainage engineer




Drainage engineers design and construct drainage systems for sewers and storm water systems. They evaluate the options to design drainage systems that meet the requirements while ensuring compliance with legislation and environmental standards and policies. Drainage engineers choose the most optimal drainage system to prevent floods, control irrigation and direct sewage away from water sources.

Alternative label

  • drain engineer

  • drainage engineering adviser

  • water and drainage engineer

  • flood risk engineer

  • irrigation engineer

  • drainage technology engineering specialist

  • drainage technology engineering adviser

  • drainage technology engineer

  • drainage technology engineering consultant

  • storm water drain engineer

  • plumbing and drainage engineer

  • drainage system engineer

  • drainage engineering expert

  • drainage engineering consultant

  • water resources engineer

  • project engineer, drainage

  • drainage technology engineering expert

  • sewer engineer

  • environmental engineer, drainage

  • drainage systems engineer

  • drainage engineering specialist

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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