Environment Professionals

Environment professionals investigate, address, and advise on a variety of terrestrial and marine environment and resource management issues, including the development and implementation of environmental policies and remedies that address the impacts of human activities and industrial processes on the environment.


New workers

New workers start around £21,328. Normal pay is £33,913 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £56,660.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 54,236 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Provides professional guidance to clients, government agencies, regulators and other relevant bodies, having regard for sustainable approaches and solutions.

  • Implements, reviews and advises on regulatory and legislative standards, guidelines and policies.

  • Assists organisations to conduct their activities in an environmentally appropriate manner.

  • Communicates scientific and technical information to relevant audiences in an appropriate form, via reports, workshops, educational events, public hearings.

  • Carries out or assists in environmental audits and environmental impact assessments.

  • Carries out environment-related desk-based research and fieldwork to collect, analyse and interpret data to determine their validity, quality and significance.

  • Implements remediation works.

  • Advises on and provides solutions for mitigating the effects of such contamination.

  • Identifies contamination of land, air or water and assesses any adverse impact on the environment.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Project Management

  • Geotechnical Engineering

  • Geology

  • Risk Analysis

  • Environmental Science

  • Soil Science

  • Civil Engineering

  • Environmental Laws

  • Auditing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Investigation

  • Planning

  • Report Writing

  • Operations

  • Innovation

  • Problem Solving

  • Enthusiasm

  • Leadership

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.