Environmental consultants work on commercial or government contracts, addressing a variety of environmental issues.
They cover a wide range of disciplines such as:
- assessment of air
- land and water contamination
- environmental impact assessment
- environmental audit
- waste management and the development of environmental policy
- environmental management systems.
Major clients include the government (including local government and national regulatory organisations) and land or water management organisations.
A career as an environmental consultant offers the opportunity for a structured professional path with the potential to specialise in an area of interest.