How to Enter
The job of an Environmental Engineer requires expert-level knowledge of theoretical and technical engineering. For that reason, New Zealand Oil & Gas 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.
New Zealand employers often prefer Environmental Engineering candidates to have the following personal requirements:
Highly accurate with a great attention to detail
Can work as part of a team and under pressure to meet deadlines
As an Environmental Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry, you can expect to do some or all of the following:
Taking samples at oil platforms and other development sites to be sent away for testing
Reporting on the potential impact proposed oil and gas construction and development projects could have on the environment
Managing engineering projects from start to finish
Advising on how to treat environmental pollution
After a few years’ experience, Environmental Engineers can specialise in areas such as Project Management, Construction Management, Health & Safety, Planning, Estimation and Environmental Science. Alternatively, following additional training and on-the-job experience, Engineers could progress into managerial roles or work as self-employed contractors.
45K – 75K per annum (NZD)