5- Environmental protection professionals
Environmental protection professionals
Research or perform investigations for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population as well as studying, assessing and recording features of the environment and develop methods to conserve the environment and of control or minimise the harmful effects of human activity.
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, minimize and prevent further damage to the environment. They may also use their knowledge of various scientific disciplines to collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
Job activities and 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 organizations 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 organization?s compliance with government and internal environmental regulations and guidelines, identifying violations and determining appropriate remedial action
- providing technical advice and support services to organizations on how best to deal with environmental problems in order to reduce environmental damage and minimize financial loss
- developing conservation plans
Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Work with a range of other professional and technical staff. The amount of indoor and outdoor work they do depends on the individual job.
Bachelor degree in environmental science, safety environment management quality or relevant discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.
5 - 7 years and above
Environment and Protected Areas Authority, Environment Agency, Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTC)
Higher than the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Air Pollution Analyst - Conservation Officer - Conservation Scientist - Ecologist - Environmental Adviser - Environmental Auditor - Environmental Consultant - Environmental Research Scientist - Environmental Scientist - Park Ranger - Water Quality Analyst
Examples of some related occupations:
Environmental engineer - Environmental analyst - Environmental officer - Agricultural scientist - Botanist - Chemist - Environmental engineer - Environmental health officer - Geologist - Hydrographer - Landcare worker - Life scientist - Natural resource manager - Viticulturalist - Environmental protection specialist - Hazardous substances scientist - Environmental health and safety specialist - Environmental manager - Research environmental scientist - Environmental affairs specialist - Environmental health specialist