Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientists aid the railway in keeping negative environmental impacts to a minimum. They gather samples and observational data to conduct tests in a lab, to identify ways to minimise the environmental impact of the railway. If you enjoy solving problems and are passionate about science and the environment, then a career as an Environmental Scientist could be for you.

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Average Salary

£30,000 - £45,000

Work Location


What does this role involve?

Typical duties include:

  • Collecting and analysing environmental data, such as air and water quality, soil composition and the presence of pollutants
  • Conducting environmental impact assessments to evaluate the potential effects of human activities on the environment
  • Developing and implementing strategies to manage environmental problems
  • Advising and consulting with government agencies, businesses and other organisations


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


  • STEM subjects at GCSE grades A*-C
  • A-Levels in relevant subjects
  • Environmental science or relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • Level 4 NVQ or equivalent T Level in Environmental Science or related subject
  • Level 6 Diploma or equivalent Degree Apprenticeship in Environmental Science or related subjects

Example Qualifications

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

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