How to become an Environmental Engineer?

Environmental Lawyers play an important role in the development of environmental policy and in raising public awareness about diverse environmental challenges.

What do they do?

A bachelor's degree in environmental engineering is required. General, civil, and chemical engineering degrees are also allowed.


Having a degree from an ABET-accredited programme (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) can help you get recruited.

What will help the most?

Professional engineers must be licensed in order to provide services to the general public (PEs) and licences are issued by individual states.


To become licensed, you must typically complete an ABET, pass general engineering and discipline-specific exams, and have four years of experience.

How to get the Licence?

In addition to formal training and a licence, you'll need the following soft skills, or personal traits, to excel in this field

What else is needed?

You must be able to recognise difficulties and then choose the strategies that will give you the best chance of solving them.

Problem Addressing and Critical Thinking

As an environmental engineer, you will be required to collaborate with others in order to achieve your objectives.

Interpersonal Skills

You'll need to be able to read and comprehend documentation that isn't always in your field of expertise.

Reading Comprehension

You'll need to be able to write documentation that others who aren't experts in engineering can understand.


You must be dedicated to workplace safety, environmental compliance, and sustainability.

Safety mindset

Understanding and proficiency with Microsoft Office programmes is a must.

Computer skills

You must be self-motivated and have solid project management skills.

Project management abilities

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