Environmental consultants advise organisations on a range of sustainability issues, from managing waste and recycling to assessing flood risk and the effects of climate change.
There will be
3% more Environmental consultant jobs in 2023.
In your local area
Most environmental consultants work for consultancy firms who are hired by local and central government, or by private organisations.
You may work on a range of environmental issues or specialise in one field. Specialisms include:
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
You'll usually need a degree in environmental science, geography, geology, science or related subjects.
Employers may also ask for a postgraduate qualification and experience.
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) have more information about careers in the environment.
Starter salary: £22,000
Experienced salary: £33,000 to £44,000
These figures are a guide.
You'll usually work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You may sometimes need to work irregular hours if you're making a site visit or writing a report.
You'll usually be based in an office, but will also visit clients and spend time outdoors.
For most jobs you'll need a full driving licence.
With experience you could move into an associate role, or senior or principal consultant position.
Other options include lecturing or running your own consultancy business.
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