Daily routine for an environmental engineer

Hello I am a community college student and I'm choosing environmental engineering as my career but I always wondered what is your daily routine like on a daily basis?
posted by Leslie, Houston on November 17, 2015

Answer by Kristin Malosh

Hi Leslie. What a great question!
I am currently working as an Environmental Director at a steel mill. My day-to-day routine changes all of the time. Change is definitely something you have to be able to embrace if your career takes you into a manufacturing environment. It isn't all about being in the office looking at a computer either! I put on my steel toe boots and my hard hat and head out into the operations areas as much as I can. That is where you really get to use your problem-solving skills and put your engineer brain to work. Other paths for an environmental engineer could be as a consultant or working for an agency. Both of these options have a decent amount of work in an office but also field work. I hope this helps answer your question. Best of luck to you!  -Kristin