2133-Environmental Protection and Related Professionals

Job Title: 

Environmental Protection and Related Professionals

Job Description: 

Environmental protection professionals study and assess the effects on the environment of human activity such as air, water and noise pollution, soil contamination, climate change, toxic waste and depletion and degradation of natural resources. They develop plans and solutions to protect, conserve, restore, minimise and prevent further damage to the environment.


Tasks include:

  • conducting research, performing tests, collecting samples, performing field and laboratory analysis to identify sources of environmental problems and recommending ways to prevent, control and remediate the impact of environmental problems
  • assessing the likely impact that potential or proposed activities, projects and developments may have on the environment, and recommending whether such developments should proceed
  • developing and coordinating the implementation of environmental management systems to enable organisations to identify, monitor and control the impact of their activities, products and services on the environment
  • conducting audits to evaluate environmental impact of existing activities, processes, wastes, noises and substances
  • assessing an organisation's compliance with government and internal environmental regulations and guidelines, identifying violations and determining appropriate remedial action
  • providing technical advice and support services to organisations on how best to deal with environmental problems in order to reduce environmental damage and minimise financial loss
  • developing conservation plans
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Air pollution analyst
Conservation officer
Conservation scientist
Environmental officer (environmental protection)

This unit group excludes

Environmental engineer (2143)
Environmental officer (environmental public health) (2263)

Specific Occupations: 

Environmental officer (environmental protection)

Environment research scientist (eg ecologist)

Energy manager

Other environmental protection and related professionals

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore