2143-Environmental Engineers

Job Title: 

Environmental Engineers

Job Description: 

Environmental engineers conduct research, advise on, design and direct implementation of solutions to prevent, control or remedy negative impacts of human activity on the environment utilising a variety of engineering disciplines. They conduct environmental assessments of construction and civil engineering projects and apply engineering principles to pollution control, recycling and waste disposal.


Tasks include:

  • conducting research, assessing and reporting on the environmental impact of existing and proposed construction, civil engineering and other activities
  • inspecting industrial and municipal facilities and programmes to evaluate operational effectiveness and ensure compliance with environmental regulations
  • designing and overseeing the development of systems, processes and equipment for control, management, or remediation of water, air, or soil quality
  • obtaining, updating, and maintaining plans, permits, and standard operating procedures
  • providing engineering and technical support for environmental remediation and litigation projects, including remediation system design and determination of regulatory applicability
  • monitoring progress of environmental improvement programmes
  • advising corporations and government agencies of procedures to follow in cleaning up contaminated sites to protect people and the environment
  • collaborating with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers from other disciplines, and specialists in law and business to address environmental problems
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Environmental engineer
Sewerage engineer
Sanitary engineer

Specific Occupations: 

Environmental engineer

Sewerage/Sanitary engineer

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