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Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer Job Description

What does a Environmental Engineer do?

Environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems such as unsafe drinking water, public health and air, soil and water pollution. They research, plan, design and implement engineering solutions such as water treatment, site remediation and pollution control technology. Scope of work includes waste treatment, site remediation, pollution control technology, environmental compliance, flood risk and drainage management, water supply and sanitation, and more. Key competencies for this role include technical design, documentation, and project assessment.


Duties and Tasks: 

  • Design systems, processes, or equipment to control, manage, and treat water, air, or soil quality 
  • Gather data to use for assessment and environmental monitoring 
  • Evaluate environmental impacts of projects 
  • Advise procedures in cleaning up contaminated sites 
  • Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, lawyers, or other specialists to address environmental problems 
  • Create or update plans, permits, or standard operating procedures 
  • Develop site-specific health and safety protocols 
  • Inspect facilities or programs to evaluate effectiveness and ensure compliance with environmental regulations 


Technical Skills: 

  • Solid knowledge of engineering and technology principles 
  • Good knowledge of scientific principles, particularly in biology and chemistry 
  • Able to use scientific and laboratory equipment to collect air, sater, and soil samples 


Other Skills/Requirements: 

  • Good knowledge of public safety and security 
  • Critical thinking – using logic to identify problems and explore alternative solutions 
  • Organizational, project management, planning skills 
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal


Other Specializations/Sub Disciplines for a Civil Engineer:

Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer Salary in the Philippines

How much does a Environmental Engineer make?

The average monthly salary of a Environmental Engineer in Philippines ranges between
Php 25,000 - Php 45,700 (median: Php 36,400).

0 to 2 years experience

Php 20,000 - Php 41,400 (median: Php 31,100)

3 to 5 years experience

Php 30,000 - Php 50,000 (median: Php 38,800)

Salary information is based on the data collected, analyzed, and standardized by Recruitday team from employers, jobseekers, and other sources as of November 04, 2019.

Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer Skills & Qualifications


Education Requirements

Skills required