Profession environmental programme coordinator

Environmental programme coordinators develop programmes for the improvement of environmental sustainability and efficiency within a organisation or institution. They inspect sites in order to monitor an organisation's or institution's compliance with environmental legislation. They also ensure education for the public on environmental concerns.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Realistic
  • Investigative / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Promote environmental awareness

    Calculate the carbon footprint of business processes and other practices in order to promote sustainability and to raise awareness for the environmental impact.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Report on environmental issues

    Compile environmental reports and communicate on issues. Inform the public or any interested parties in a given context on relevant recent developments in the environment, forecasts on the future of the environment, and any problems and possible solutions.

  • Perform environmental investigations

    Perform environmental investigations as required, checking regulatory proceedings, possible legal actions or other types of complaint.

  • Assess environmental impact

    Monitor environmental impacts and carry out assessments in order to identify and to reduce the organisation's environmental risks while taking costs into account.

  • Implement environmental action plans

    Apply plans that address the management of environmental matters in projects, natural site interventions, companies, and others.

  • Implement environmental protection measures

    Enforce environmental criteria to prevent environmental damage. Strive for the efficient use of resources in order to prevent waste and reduce costs. Motivate colleagues to take relevant steps to operate in an environmentally friendly manner.

  • Develop environmental policy

    Develop an organisational policy on sustainable development and compliance with environmental legislation in line with policy mechanisms used in the field of environmental protection.

  • Analyse environmental data

    Analyse data that interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

write inspection reports conduct educational activities conduct public presentations carry out training in environmental matters project management manage government policy implementation monitor legislation developments liaise with local authorities issue licences ecology biology soil science maintain relationships with government agencies conduct environmental site assessments radiation protection develop professional network chemistry government policy implementation develop educational resources physics

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