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Environmental Manager

Environmental Managers manage the development and implementation of environmental management systems within organisations by identifying, solving and alleviating environmental issues, such as pollution and waste treatment, in compliance with environmental legislation and to ensure corporate sustainable development.

Overview

Environmental Managers manage the development and implementation of environmental management systems within organisations by identifying, solving and alleviating environmental issues, such as pollution and waste treatment, in compliance with environmental legislation and to ensure corporate sustainable development.

Day-to-day

  • develops and implements environmental strategies, policies, practices and action plans to ensure corporate sustainable development
  • co-ordinates all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and renewable energy to ensure compliance with environmental legislation
  • audits, analyses and reports environmental performance to internal and external clients and regulatory bodies
  • carries out impact assessments to identify, assess and reduce an organisation's environmental risks and financial costs
  • promotes, raises awareness and trains staff at all levels on environmental issues and responsibilities
  • negotiates environmental service agreements and manages associated costs and revenues.

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To become an Environmental Manager

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in environmental science, environmental management, sustainability or another related field to work as an Environmental Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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