Environmental protection professionals

Tasks and duties

  • Conducting research, performing tests, collecting samples, performing field and laboratory analysis to identify sources of environmental problems, and recommending ways to prevent, control and remediate the impact of such problems
  • Assessing the likely impact that potential or proposed activities, projects and developments may have on the environment, and recommending whether such developments should proceed
  • Developing and coordinating the implementation of environmental management systems to enable organizations to identify, monitor and control the impact of their activities, products and services on the environment
  • Conducting audits to evaluate the environmental impact of existing activities, processes, wastes, noises and substances
  • Assessing an organization's compliance with government and internal environmental regulations and guidelines, identifying violations and determining appropriate remedial action
  • Providing technical advice and support services to organizations on how best to deal with environmental problems in order to reduce environmental damage and minimize financial loss
  • Developing conservation plans

    Skill level

    Highly skilled