What Can I do With a Degree in Environmental Engineering?

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Oregon Environmental Firms

Places of employment for environmental engineers include federal, state, and local government (transportation and environmental agencies); engineering consulting, architectural, and construction firms; public utilities as well as industry. This list of Oregon environmental firms was derived, in part, from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon (ACEC Oregon) Directory—category ‘environmental’ and ReferenceUSA, a database accessible through the Millar Library. Search the ReferenceUSA database by using this SIC Code: 8711-20 (Engineers-Environmental) and location.

  • Adapt Engineering
  • Advanced Remediation
  • Akana
  • Anderson Engineering and Surveying
  • Amec Foster Wheeler Environment and Infrastructure
  • Alpha Environmental
  • Anchor QEA
  • Anderson Perry and Associates
  • Apex Companies
  • Aspect Consulting
  • BergerABAM
  • Brown and Caldwell
  • Cardno
  • Cascade Earth Sciences
  • Cascadia Associates
  • CH2M
  • Curran-McLeod
  • David Evans and Associates
  • DOWL
  • E-PUR
  • Ecology and Environment Inc
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • ESA
  • Exeltech Consulting
  • GeoDesign
  • GeoEngineers
  • GeoPacific Engineering
  • Geosyntec Consultants
  • GHD
  • Golder Associates
  • GRI
  • Harper Houf Peterson Righellis
  • Hart Crowser
  • HDR
  • Herrera Environmental Consultants
  • Hood River Consulting Engineers
  • Integral Consulting
  • Inter-Fluve
  • Kennedy/Jenks Consulting
  • Mason, Bruce and Girard
  • McMillen Jacobs Associates
  • Maul Foster and Alingi
  • Murraysmith 
  • Northwest Geotech
  • OBEC Consulting Engineers
  • OTAK
  • Parametrix
  • PBS
  • Professional Service Industries
  • RH2 Engineering
  • Rieke Consulting Services
  • Saga Environmental and Engineering
  • Shannon and Wilson
  • Streamline West Engineering
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • Terracon
  • Tetra Tech
  • Wallace Group
  • WEST Consultants
  • Westech Engineering
  • WHPacific
  • Wolf Water Resources

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Resources with Descriptions of Typical Environmental Engineering-Related Roles

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Careers Reported by Environmental Engineering Majors on the American Community Survey

The following list of job titles was generated from American Community Survey data. Every year, the federal government surveys 3,000,000 people. This list shows some of the most-often reported careers for people who majored in Environmental Engineering. Please be aware that additional education, internships, or career-related experience may be a prerequisite to some of the careers on this list. The University Career Center provides this list as a tool for generating ideas for exploration. To find a brief description of the following occupations, go to the Standard Occupational Classification system.

  • Environmental Engineers
  • Managers
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Elementary and Middle School Teachers
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Lawyers and Judges
  • Management Analysts
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Compliance Officers
  • Physical Scientists
  • Chief Executives and Legislators
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists
  • Counselors
  • Marketing and Sales Managers
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Medical Scientists and Life Scientists
  • Writers and Authors
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Pharmacists
  • Conservation Scientists and Foresters
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Construction Managers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Computer Programmers
  • Dentists

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Professional Associations

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