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Career Profiles - Dictionary for Architects and Engineers


Environmental Engineer


What is an environmental engineer?

The environmental engineer creates solutions on a technical basis in order to create or maintain a protected habitat for animals, humans and plants. At the same time, he must enable companies to work in an economically viable manner.


What are the environmental engineer's tasks?

In his daily work, the environmental engineer checks the air, water and soil for harmful substances. During a construction project, he evaluates possible risks for the environment and finds solutions to minimize them. In addition, environmental engineers draw up plans to make sensible use of resources.


Where are environmental engineers deployed?

Environmental engineers can be deployed in a wide variety of industries, such as the cruise industry and mechanical and plant engineering. In construction, for example, they are responsible for the design of energy-efficient buildings.