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Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineering is the branch of engineering that focuses on protecting the environment by reducing waste and pollution.

An Environmental Engineer optimises the use of natural resources, helping to develop renewable energy sources and maximise the use of existing materials.

Skills
  • IT skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Team working
  • Mathematical knowledge
  • Report writing
  • Organisation
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to interpret data
Qualifications

There are a number of ways you can become an Environmental Engineer, as a minimum you will need 4 or more GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent.

Level 3

You can study a BTEC Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment or Civil Engineering, or an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering.

Level 4, 5 & 6

You can study a HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree in Construction and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering or other related subjects.

Salary

Newly trained environmental engineers can earn in the region of £17,000 and £25,000 per year.

Trained with experience environmental engineers can earn in the region of £25,000 and £55,000. 

Senior, chartered or master environmental engineers can earn up to £90,000. 

Find the perfect career for you

There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our careers A-Z, simply click on the letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.