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Environmental Engineers
District Of Columbia

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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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Currently Employed: 540

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $38.92 - $54.22

Typical Annual Salary: $81,000 - $112,800

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Design or supervise the design of systems, processes, or equipment for control, management, or remediation of water, air, or soil quality.
  • Advise corporations or government agencies of procedures to follow in cleaning up contaminated sites to protect people and the environment.
  • Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, experts in law or business, or other specialists to address environmental problems.
  • Obtain, update, or maintain plans, permits, or standard operating procedures.
  • Serve as liaison with federal, state, or local agencies or officials on issues pertaining to solid or hazardous waste program requirements.
  • Provide technical support for environmental remediation or litigation projects, including remediation system design or determination of regulatory applicability.
  • Prepare, review, or update environmental investigation or recommendation reports.
  • Develop site-specific health and safety protocols, such as spill contingency plans or methods for loading or transporting waste.
  • Inspect industrial or municipal facilities or programs to evaluate operational effectiveness or ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Provide assistance with planning, quality assurance, safety inspection protocols, or sampling as part of a team conducting multimedia inspections at complex facilities.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Air velocity and temperature monitors
  • Core drills
  • Mass spectrometers
  • Photometers
  • Spectrophotometers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Compliance software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Object or component oriented development software

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