Careers in Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Environmental and ecological engineers focus on engineering applications to land and water resources, air and soil quality, land-use management, ecosystem services, ecological restoration, and waste management.

Graduates are employed by industry, government agencies, and consulting companies. Job placement is very high for students who take advantage of the many internship, co-op, or research assistantships available in the department, and who do not limit their job search geographically.

Starting salaries for recent graduates ranged between $50,000-$55,000.


Job Titles

  • Air Quality Permitting Engineer
  • Air Quality Specialist
  • Associate Corporate Engineer
  • Conservation Apprentice
  • Corporation Environmental Compliance Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Ecological Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Public Educator
  • Field Engineer
  • Lab Technician
  • Natural Resources Engineer
  • Nuclear Propulsion Office Candidate
  • Pilot Plant Operator
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Radiation Safety Technician
  • Resource Conservation Engineer
  • Water Quality Technician
  • Water Resources Engineer