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)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955




Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427