2017 Environmental Engineers
Median Pay: US$84,560
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.
Duties

Environmental engineers typically do the following:

  • Prepare, review, and update environmental investigation reports
  • Design projects that lead to environmental protection, such as water reclamation facilities, air pollution control systems, and operations that convert waste to energy
  • Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, and standard operating procedures
  • Provide technical support for environmental remediation projects and for legal actions
  • Analyze scientific data and do quality-control checks
  • Monitor the progress of environmental improvement programs
  • Inspect industrial and municipal facilities and programs in order to ensure compliance with environmental regulations
  • Advise corporations and government agencies about procedures for cleaning up contaminated sites

Environmental engineers conduct hazardous-waste management studies in which they evaluate the significance of a hazard and advise on treating and containing it. They also design systems for municipal and industrial water supplies and industrial wastewater treatment, and research the environmental impact of proposed construction projects. Environmental engineers in government develop regulations to prevent mishaps.

Some environmental engineers study ways to minimize the effects of acid rain, climate change, automobile emissions, and ozone depletion. They also collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, and other engineers, as well as with specialists such as experts in law and business, to address environmental problems and environmental sustainability. For more information, see the job profiles on environmental scientists and specialists, hazardous materials removal workers, lawyers, and urban and regional planners.

Intern - Environmental & Energy (Summer 2019)

Type: Internship
Volvo Group Trucks Operations (GTO) is the truck industrial entity within the Volvo Group responsible for Truck manufacturing, including Cab & Vehicle Assembly, Powertrain Production, Logistics Services, Parts Distribution and Remanufacturing. Hagerstown's group function is Powertrain...
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Hagerstown, MD

Stormwater Engineering Intern (Entry-Level) - Cary, NC

Type: Internship
ResponsibilitiesPrepare calculations, technical reports, permit applications, designs, construction plans, specifications, cost estimates, and project schedules for stormwater engineering projects.Perform hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, technical research, engineering design, and analysis for a...
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Summer Intern BAE Systems Sponsored Program Participant (High School Class of 2019)

Type: Internship
You don't see it, but it's there. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics - from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you'll be among the brightest minds, working on the...
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Post Graduate Physics Internship

Type: Internship
The Electronic Systems' Hardware Engineering Department is seeking candidates for 2019 Physicist summer internships supporting research and development efforts involving optics, detectors, algorithms and/or lasers.. At BAE Systems, we deliver a full range of products and services for air, land...
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Merrimack, NH

Staff Engineer (Geotechnical)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Dallas, TX

2019 Summer Intern: IB R&D APC Software

Type: Internship
Here is a learning environment like no other! At DuPont Industrial Biosciences, we are truly changing the world and having fun doing interesting science. As one of the leading science companies in the world, DuPont Industrial Biosciences offers an informal, highly creative work setting; in which...
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Wilmington, DE

Water Engineering Internship

Type: Internship
Woodard & Curran, there's nothing we love more than a tough engineering challenge. We handle a wide range of water and environmental issues - solving complex problems with creativity and tenacity. That's how we make a difference to our clients, people, and planet. Our company was...
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Electrical Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) seeks a professional, innovative, and detail-oriented individual for our Electrical Engineering Intern position in Alpharetta, GA The ideal candidate for this position will be able to work part time during the school year and full time during the summer. If...
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Structural Engineering Intern - San Diego Office - Summer 2019

Type: Internship
Moffatt & Nichol is actively searching for a Structural Engineering Intern to join our San Diego office. Engineering interns will provide support to design engineers by being involved in engineering and administration of projects; assist in obtaining and reviewing information for Marine and...
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Pilot Plant Maintenance Technician

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Eurofins is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, environmental, and consumer products industries and to governments. We are an international network of more than 650 laboratories...
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Environmental Scientist Internship

Type: Internship
VHB, a nationally recognized leader in design, is seeking an Environmental Science Intern to work in our Watertown, MA office. The position includes travel to various New England field sites and occasionally other VHB offices.VHB's passionate professionals include engineers, scientists,...
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VHB
Watertown, MA

Structural Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
VHB, a nationally recognized leader in design, is seeking a Structural Engineering Intern to work in our South Portland, ME office.VHB's passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real...
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VHB
South Portland, ME

Structural Engineering Intern - Orange County - Summer 2019

Type: Internship
Moffatt & Nichol is actively searching for a Structural Engineering Intern to join our Long Beach office. Engineering interns will provide support to design engineers by being involved in engineering and administration of projects; assist in obtaining and reviewing information for Marine and...
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Thermal Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
Q Products & Services is seeking an Intern to support to assist the team with special projects, work with a variety of our staff, while working on real projects that will help us grow.Essential Functions:Assist engineers with test protocols, product design and engineering documentation.Will...
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Mechanical Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
Clark Dietz, Inc. is an employee owned, multi-discipline consulting engineering firm with offices in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. We are a recognized leader in civil, environmental, mechanical and electrical engineering.We have a part-time Mechanical Engineer internship opportunity in our...
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Milwaukee, WI

Civil Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
Clark Dietz, Inc. is an employee owned, multidiscipline consulting engineering firm with offices in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. We are a recognized leader in transportation, civil, environmental, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering. Our depth of talent across disciplines allows...
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Civil Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
Clark Dietz, Inc. is an employee owned, multidiscipline consulting engineering firm with offices in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. We are a recognized leader in transportation, civil, environmental, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering. Our depth of talent across disciplines allows...
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Indianapolis, IN

Structural Design Intern

Type: Internship
LPA is seeking a passionate Structural Design Intern to join our integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and master planners. As a participant in our uniquely collaborative design process, you will work hand in hand with colleagues across disciplines on a...
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Chemistry Technician

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionThe specific duties and responsibilities for this position will include the following:Qualify and maintain qualifications as a chemistry technician, contamination worker, source handler, and satellite accumulation area operatorPerformance of standard chemistry and radioanalytical...
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Graduate Electrical Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Houston, TX