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.
A good degree in a relevant subject is normally a minimum entry qualification, and some employers will require a postgraduate qualification. Relevant work experience to complement academic qualifications is highly desirable. Professional qualifications across a wide range of areas of work are available.
identifies contamination of land, air or water and assesses any adverse impact on the environment;
advises on and provides solutions for mitigating the effects of such contamination;
implements remediation works;
carries out environment-related desk-based research and fieldwork to collect, analyse and interpret data to determine their validity, quality and significance;
carries out environmental audits and environmental impact assessments;
communicates scientific and technical information to relevant audiences in an appropriate form, via reports, workshops, educational events, public hearings;
assists organisations to conduct their activities in an environmentally appropriate manner;
implements, reviews and advises on regulatory and legislative standards, guidelines and policies;
provides professional guidance to clients, government agencies, regulators and other relevant bodies, having regard for sustainable approaches and solutions.
Estimated Pay Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).
Unemployment Data The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.
Projected Employment Levels