Career outlook for environmental manager
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
Being an environmental manager means acting like a protective shield between organisations and the world around us. It’s an incredibly important job that keeps the planet green and ecosystems thriving.
As an environmental or sustainability manager, you’ll be in charge of making sure that the activities of companies do not cause damage to the world around us. You’ll make sure that private, public, and voluntary organisations are sticking to the environmental standards and legislation.
You’ll assess how improvements can be made to environmental policies and create new strategies that promote sustainable development.
What you might do
- Develop and implement strategies and action plans that ensure sustainable development.
- Coordinate pollution control, waste management, recycling, conservation and renewable energy.
- Ensure that materials or ingredients are ethically sourced.
- Ensure compliance and keep up to date with UK, EU, and international regulations concerning the environment.
- Liaise with local and national government.
- Coordinate consultations on environmental matters.
- Write environmental reports, then use these reports to set company targets.
- Participate in environmental education and research, in order to raise awareness.
- Provide training to members of staff.
UK employment status
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- Working with technology
- Written communication
- Social conscience
- Attention to detail
- Taking initiative
- Making decisions
- Taking responsibility
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