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What can I do with an Environmental Engineering degree? Jobs & Career Paths - Concordia University

What can I do with my degree in Environmental Engineering?

About the program

Concordia University’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a BEng in Civil Engineering with Option B offered to those planning careers in environmental engineering. A co-operative education program is also available. The Department offers programs leading to a Master of Applied Science program (MASc) in Civil Engineering which includes Environmental Engineering as one of its major research areas as well as a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering and a PhD (Civil) with an Environmental Engineering specialization.

Working in Quebec normally requires registration with l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, the professional corporation. Check with Engineers Canada for requirements in other provinces.

For the latest information on this program, visit the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Skills developed

Environmental engineers need mathematical, science and computer skills and should be good team players, problem solvers, communicators and negotiators. In addition, students will find the following skills, interests, values and other characteristics valuable for succeeding in the field.

  • Deductive reasoning
  • Financial resource management
  • Time management ability
  • Research skills
  • Public safety & security knowledge
  • Knowledge of different environments

  • Ability to grow intellectually
  • Ability to work independently
  • Coordination skills
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Decision making
  • Dedication
  • Eye for detail
  • Keen observation
  • Vision and imagination
  • Written expression
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion
  • Supervisory skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Potential work settings

Electrical engineers work in all industries, mostly in the private, for-profit sector. Key among these are communications, power generation, computers, semiconductors, government, aerospace, bioengineering, manufacturing, education and research, service industry and transportation. Many electrical engineers are also self employed. 

  • Aerospace Industry
  • Agricultural Production Companies
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Bioremediation Centers
  • Biotechnology
  • Budget Implementation Firms
  • Construction Facilities
  • Emissions Engineering Facilities
  • Government (Local, State and
  • Federal)
  • Hazardous Waste Management Industry
  • High Tech Industry
  • Metals Industry
  • Military
  • Municipal Facilities
  • Organic Chemicals Industry
  • Parks
  • Petroleum and Coal Industry
  • Radiation Protection Industry
  • Research Firms
  • Scientific Research Labs
  • Soil and Water Conservation Industry
  • Testing Laboratories
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Wildlife Protection Bureaux

Career Possibilities

Environmental engineers commonly work in a variety of manufacturing industries and in government agencies at all levels (i.e., federal, provincial, municipal). They also often work for engineering and management consulting firms. 

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).


  • Chemical Engineer 
  • Entry-Level Environmental Engineer 
  • Environment Coordinator
  • Environmental Consultant 
  • Environmental Control Engineer
  • Environmental Intern
  • Environmental Manager 
  • Environmental Planner 
  • Environmental Professional
  • Environmental Waste Technician 
  • Geotechnical Engineer 
  • Intermediate Environmental Consultant
  • Junior Energy Consultant
  • Landscape Architect 
  • Plant Engineer 
  • Site Manager 
  • Teacher 
  • Toxicologist 

  • Air Compliance Strategist
  • Agricultural Engineer 
  • Biochemist 
  • Ecologist 
  • Energy Conservation Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer 
  • Environmental Risk Manager/Site Assessor 
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Farmer 
  • Forester 
  • Hazardous Waste Manager 
  • Hydrologist 
  • Lobbyist 
  • Oceanographer 
  • Park Ranger 
  • Range Manager 
  • Researcher 
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Sanitary Engineer 
  • Soil Conservationist 
  • Subsea Engineer
  • University Professor 
  • Waste Treatment Engineer 
  • Water Resources Engineer 
  • Wildlife Biologist 
  • Zoologist 

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking and professional associations

Making wise career decisions requires exploring your field. A multitude of Internet sites and other resources will help you do this to the best of your ability. Professional association sites, in particular, are very useful for their career descriptions and job hunting tips. Moreover, these authoritative sites frequently provide links to Internet sites which announce job openings and list potential employers.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

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