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Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Core drills
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  • Rotary drills
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  • Augers
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  • Atomizers
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  • Vacuum pumps
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  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Compliance software
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  • Map creation software
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  • Object or component oriented development software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Prepare, review, or update environmental investigation or recommendation reports.
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  • Obtain, update, or maintain plans, permits, or standard operating procedures.
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  • Provide technical support for environmental remediation or litigation projects, including remediation system design or determination of regulatory applicability.
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  • Monitor progress of environmental improvement programs.
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  • Inspect industrial or municipal facilities or programs to evaluate operational effectiveness or ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
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  • Provide administrative support for projects by collecting data, providing project documentation, training staff, or performing other general administrative duties.
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  • Develop proposed project objectives and targets and report to management on progress in attaining them.
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  • Advise corporations or government agencies of procedures to follow in cleaning up contaminated sites to protect people and the environment.
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  • Advise industries or government agencies about environmental policies and standards.
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  • Inform company employees or other interested parties of environmental issues.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
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  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
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  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
      Related Experience:   Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $88,366.00 $42.49  $28.73  $31.98 - $51.51 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $86,558.00 $41.61  $28.89  $33.29 - $50.03 
    Danbury $82,375.00 $39.60  $30.23  $31.76 - $46.60 
    Hartford $88,356.00 $42.48  $27.75  $31.00 - $52.22 
    New Haven $89,412.00 $42.98  $30.71  $33.59 - $50.01 
    New London/Norwich $100,816.00 $48.47  $31.57  $34.94 - $59.99 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   52
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, but the number of annual openings will offer somewhat limited job opportunities.
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