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Based on 415 responses, the job of Environmental Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.95 out of 5. On average, Environmental Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as an Environmental Engineer?

December 2018
Environmental Engineer in Nelson:
Pros: People and local projects
Cons: -
October 2020
"Working in Bremerton is excellent."
Environmental Engineer in Bremerton:
Pros: Short commute, light traffic,
Cons: Demagogues in city and county government, and ignorance on the part of Naval Facilities Command for whom we do a lot of work.;
September 2015
"My experience in Steel plant."
Environmental Engineer:
Pros: In environmental field I learnt to deal with various problems which is most challenging with respect to control of air pollution, recycling of waste into the cycle thus solving waste disposal problems. I learnt to manage 19 number of workers which boosted my confidence in becoming a manager.
Cons: 1 day week off I.e working 6days a week is the one which I don like.
October 2015
"Interesting work, but not much actual engineering."
Environmental Engineer:
Pros: As a consultant, I get a lot of variety. I work on several projects at a time, and my tasks/role within the projects is always changing. The work is interesting, and I feel good about doing environmental work. Environmental consulting is also a good balance between technical work (i.e. Data analysis), technical writing, and interpersonal interactions (with colleagues and clients).
Cons: As a junior staff member, I don't get to do a lot of the really exciting decision making or data analysis. I kind of get the data or report ready for senior staff, who then get to decide how we will handle the given problem. In general, environmental consulting does not offer a lot of opportunity for engineering design or "real" engineering work. I don't feel like I use most of the knowledge and skills I learned in school. Writing skills, people/management skills, and attention to detail are all much more important than technical prowess, at least at the junior level.
April 2016
"Salary Negotiations."
Environmental Engineer:
Know the median salary before accepting an offer. Always negotiate your salary.
April 2016
"Stay broad, ask questions, never stop learning."
Environmental Engineer:
Your best asset will be an inquisitive mind to review existing projects for how and why they work, researching potential improvements and maintaining a learning mindset.
January 2017
"Rural Living."
Environmental Engineer in Bluefield:
Pros: Small town, not crowded, mountain views, low crime, cost of living, light traffic.
Cons: Long commute to work, job availability for other types of industry minimal, minimal choice of shopping, inadequate care facilities.