Globally Responsible
Careers in STEM

Environmental consultant

Environmental consultants provide detailed technical assessments and advice for their clients. Your role would involve providing expert advisory and assessment services to your clients with the aim of minimising or eliminating environmental damage. You will usually be employed by a consultancy firm and work on a range of commercial or government contracts, addressing a variety of environmental issues. You may be responsible for ensuring that your client complies with environmental regulations.

You may work on a number of environmental issues or specialise in one area, such as:

  • air, land and water contamination
  • environmental impact assessment and flood risk
  • waste management and recycling
  • emissions and climate change
  • renewable energy opportunities
  • environmental management systems.
Related SDG Goal
SDG Goal 3: Good health and well-being
SDG Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
SDG Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
SDG Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG Goal 9:  Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG Goal 13: Climate action
SDG Goal 14: Life below water
SDG Goal 15: Life on land

SGR, Globally Responsible Careers 2021