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The Environmental Engineers professional sector is for professionals who protect and improve the quality of the environment through progressive engineering.

The role of environmental engineer is often connected to the limit of a product’s impact on the environment or to investigating how the environment affects product functionality.

The Society aims to give members information, training and representation relevant to their field. Our Professional Sector Council is dedicated to raising awareness of environmental practices and maintaining high standards.

What makes a modern environmental engineer?

The environment is playing a more prominent part in the design of goods and services. Government legislation and financial stimulus give engineers a central role in the worldwide push towards better air and water quality.

Environmental engineers are designing products with the changing climate in mind. Sustainability is a major factor, which means a greater focus on recyclability or re-use of products.

You can find environmental engineers in the following sectors:
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Air pollution control
  • Containment engineering
  • Contaminated land and groundwater
  • Recycling
  • Waste disposal
  • Public health
  • Agricultural
  • Natural resources

Members of the new environmental sector will benefit from special events and webinars on the latest developments in a fast-moving sector, as well as access to registration to the Society for the Environment as an Environmental Engineer. Details on how to join this sector will be available on this web page soon. If you have any questions in the meantime please email membership@soe.org.uk 

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