Profession environmental engineer
Environmental engineers conduct research, advise on, design and direct implementation of solutions to prevent, control or remedy negative impacts of human activity on the environment utilizing a variety of engineering disciplines. They conduct environmental assessments of construction and civil engineering projects and apply engineering principles to pollution control, recycling and waste disposal.
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- Investigative / Realistic
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- 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.
- Environmental legislation
The environmental policies and legislation applicable in a certain domain.
- 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.
- 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.
- Radiation protection
The measures and procedures used to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.
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.
- Technical drawings
Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.
- Mining, construction and civil engineering machinery products
The offered mining, construction and civil engineering machinery products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Civil engineering
The engineering discipline that studies the design, construction and maintenance of naturally built works such as roads, buildings, and canals.
- 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.
- Public health
The principles of health and sickness affecting the population, including the means for health promotion and prevention and community and primary care.
Tissues, cells, and functions of plant and animal organisms and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Advise on environmental remediation
Advise on the development and implementation of actions which aim to remove sources of pollution and contamination from the environment.
- Analyse environmental data
Analyse data that interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects.
- Use technical drawing software
Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Adjust engineering designs
Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.
- Perform scientific research
Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.
- Address public health issues
Promote healthy practices and behaviours to ensure that populations stay healthy.
- 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.
Optional knowledge and skillsdesign strategies for nuclear emergencies perform laboratory tests project management nuclear energy inspect industrial equipment advise on waste management procedures conduct quality control analysis hazardous waste storage perform project management advise on pollution prevention collect samples for analysis investigate contamination develop non-hazardous waste management strategies wildlife projects hazardous waste types consumer protection inspect compliance with hazardous waste regulations develop hazardous waste management strategies advise on mining environmental issues ensure material compliance hazardous waste treatment assess the life cycle of resources project commissioning conduct field work manage air quality
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