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Environmental Engineer Jobs

Environmental Engineer Jobs

​How to Enter

The job of an Environmental Engineer requires expert-level knowledge of theoretical and technical engineering. For that reason, New Zealand employers look for candidates who possess either a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering Technology, specialising in Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering.

Typical Responsibilities

The typical job responsibilities of an Environmental Engineer can include some or all of the following:

  • Evaluating the environmental impact of planned engineering and construction projects

  • Advising how to minimise environmental impact

  • Preparing reports, sketches, working drawings and specifications based on the project sites and the clients’ needs

  • Managing projects from inception to completion

  • Designing waste-management systems

  • Periodically testing air, water, and land samples for pollution

  • Advising on pollution treatment methods

  • Supervising any contractors who are carrying out work


Environmental Engineers can progress their careers by moving into managerial roles and even work their way up to executive-level in an Engineering firm. They can also become self-employed contractors. Alternatively, Engineers can continue to specialist in other areas such as Project Management, Construction Management, Health and Safety, Planning, Estimation and Environmental Science.

Salary Range

45K – 75K per annum (NZD)