Environmental Engineers :

Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $77,800.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education Master's Degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 425
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.61 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Develop medical policies, procedures, or standards
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Develop management control systems
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Design watering, fog, or cooling systems
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Design irrigation systems
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Design civil structures or systems
Design construction projects
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Design control systems
Design environmental control systems
Design industrial processing systems
Design waste recovery methods
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Write business project or bid proposals
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze ecosystem data
Analyze physical, survey, or geographic data
Interpret aerial photographs
Perform environmental assessment
Perform engineering research
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Perform cost benefit analysis
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Interpret laws or legislation
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices

Getting Information

Review health, safety, and environment (HSE) related codes and specifications
Review maps to determine location or routes
Research engineering designs or applications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering data or reports
Determine effects of pollution
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Research medical or health improvement issues
Survey land or properties
Conduct climatological research
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Conduct biological research

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Supervise engineering or other technical personnel
Direct environmental development activities
Lead engineering teams
Supervise engineering personnel
Manage organizational facilities
Manage industrial projects
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Delegate authority for engineering activities
Conduct forestry, range, or other public land management
Direct engineering research or investigative studies

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Civil Engineering
Hazardous Waste
American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accredited
Staff Management
Customer Contact
Chemical Engineering

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