Profession environmental engineer
Environmental engineers integrate environmental and sustainable measures in the development of projects of various natures. They seek to preserve natural resources and natural sites. They work together with engineers from other fields to envision all the implications that projects might have in order to design ways to conserve natural reserves, prevent pollution, and deploy sanitary measures.
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- Investigative / Realistic
- Public health
The principles of health and sickness affecting the population, including the means for health promotion and prevention and community and primary care.
- Radiation protection
The measures and procedures used to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.
- Technical drawings
Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.
- Civil engineering
The engineering discipline that studies the design, construction and maintenance of naturally built works such as roads, buildings, and canals.
- Engineering principles
The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.
Tissues, cells, and functions of plant and animal organisms and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.
- Environmental engineering
The application of scientific and engineering theories and principles aimed at improving the environment and sustainability, such as the provision of clean habitation necessities (such as air, water, and land) for humans and other organisms, for environmental remediation in the event of pollution, sustainable energy development, and improved waste management and waste reduction methods.
- Pollution prevention
The processes used to prevent pollution: precautions to pollution of the environment, procedures to counter pollution and associated equipment, and possible measures to protect the environment.
- Mining, construction and civil engineering machinery products
The offered mining, construction and civil engineering machinery products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Regulations on substances
The national and international regulations on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, e.g. regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.
The composition, structure, and properties of substances and the processes and transformations that they undergo; the uses of different chemicals and their interactions, production techniques, risk factors, and disposal methods.
- Environmental legislation
The environmental policies and legislation applicable in a certain domain.
- Engineering processes
The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.
- Pollution legislation
Be familiar with European and National legislation regarding the risk of pollution.
- Environmental policy
Local, national and international policies dealing with the promotion of environmental sustainability and the development of projects which reduce negative environmental impact and improve the state of the environment.
- Adjust engineering designs
Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.
- Address public health issues
Promote healthy practices and behaviours to ensure that populations stay healthy.
- Approve engineering design
Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.
- Develop environmental remediation strategies
Develop strategies for the removal of pollution and contaminants from soil, groundwater, surface water, or sediment, taking into account environmental remediation regulations and available technologies.
- Carry out environmental audits
Use equipment to measure various environmental parameters in order to identify environmental problems and investigate manners in which they can be resolved, perform inspections in order to ensure compliance with environmental legislation.
- Abide by regulations on banned materials
Comply with regulations banning heavy metals in solder, flame retardants in plastics, and phthalate plasticisers in plastics and wiring harness insulations, under EU RoHS/WEEE Directives and China RoHS legislation.
- Use technical drawing software
Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.
- Perform scientific research
Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.
- Analyse environmental data
Analyse data that interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects.
- Process customer requests based on the REACh Regulation 1907 2006
Reply to private consumer requests according to REACh Regulation 1907/2006 whereby chemical Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) should be minimal. Advise customers on how to proceed and protect themselves if the presence of SVHC is higher than expected.
- Ensure compliance with safety legislation
Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.
- Advise on environmental remediation
Advise on the development and implementation of actions which aim to remove sources of pollution and contamination from the environment.
- Conduct environmental surveys
Conduct surveys in order to collect information for analysis and management of environmental risks within an organisation or in a wider context.