Environmental consultants work on commercial or government contracts, addressing a variety of environmental issues. They cover a wide range of disciplines such as:
Major clients include the government (including local government and national regulatory organisations) and water-related organisations.
A career as an environmental consultant offers the opportunity for a structured professional path with the potential to specialise in an area of interest.
Day-to-day activities vary considerably due to the range of work covered by environmental consultants.
However, a key task is to identify whether land, air or water is contaminated, by means of desk-based research and field work, and then to undertake an assessment to identify if that contaminant source can have an adverse impact on a receptor, such as humans or groundwater, for example.
Typical activities include:
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