Environment professional

Jobholders in this unit group 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.

Tasks

  • 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 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.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 14% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£30,401

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for environment professional is £30,401

1,158 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,158. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for environment professional roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £30,401 per year. That is about £2,533 per month or £15.59 per hour. New workers generally start on £19,032, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,760

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,158 people are employed in the region.

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