Ontario Construction Careers Alliance


NOC 2131


Environmental engineers design systems, processes and equipment for air, water and soil pollution assessment, prevention and control, solid and hazardous waste management, and the remediation of contaminated sites.

$42,500 to $94,100
  • Advise companies and governments about the clean up necessary to protect the health of human beings and the environment 
  • Design safe solid waste transfer, treatment and disposal facilities, water/wastewater supply and treatment systems 
  • Develop and recommend procedures to clean up sites that have been contaminated 
  • Determine how to use, protect and treat surface and groundwater effectively 
  • Assess potential environmental impact of land use projects, monitoring air, water or soil 
  • Check that industries or municipalities are complying with environmental regulations
Working Conditions
  • Work in offices and outdoors in all kinds of weather and stages of field sites
Essential Skills
  • Able to think logically and solve problems, sometimes working with limited data 
  • Patient, organized, detailed and able to work with mechanical devices and instruments 
  • A degree in environmental engineering or a related discipline 
  • Should be able to use advanced technology (for example, computer models) in assessing environmental contamination
  • Must be a registered member of the Ontario Professional Engineers Association