Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineers monitor the environment and assess the impact of railway projects. They are champions for preserving and protecting the environment – concerned with issues such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and energy.

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Average Salary

£30,000 - £45,000

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What does this role involve?

Typical duties include:

  • Work on a wide range of projects related to air, water and soil quality, waste management and sustainability
  • Develop and implement solutions to mitigate the negative impacts of human activities on the environment
  • Advise on environmental regulations
  • Manage environmental projects


  • Attention to detail
  • Continuous learning
  • Interest in science
  • Interest in the environment
  • Problem-solving
  • Project management


  • STEM subjects at GCSE grades A*-C
  • A-Levels in relevant subjects
  • Engineering or equivalent/relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • Level 4 NVQ or equivalent T Level in Engineering or related subject
  • Level 6 Diploma or equivalent Degree Apprenticeship in Engineering or related subject
  • Relevant engineering-specific health and safety qualifications

Example Qualifications

  • Level 6 Award
  • Level 6 Certificate
  • Level 6 Diploma
  • Degree Apprenticeship
  • Level 4 NVQ

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