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Environmental Careers

There is a strong demand for B.Sc. Environmental Science graduates in industry, state agencies, consultancy companies and local authorities. These environmental professional positions entail, for example, waste management, implementing environmental management systems, developing new and cleaner technologies, monitoring pollutant levels, environmental impact assessment in relation to new developments and management of health & safety in the work environment. There are smaller numbers of jobs available in conservation. The National Development plan will greatly increase the demand for environmental professionals in the coming years.

One specific advantage of the B.Sc. Environmental Science qualification is that the graduate is equipped with the skills and environmental knowledge to gain employment across a range of industrial sectors along with consultancy companies, local authorities and other organisations. The nature of the work will allow for various combinations of indoor and outdoor type opportunity.

Graduates are employed in:

Sectors where Environmental scientists gain employment include:-

Chemical & Biotechnology based industry
Energy generation
Electronics manufacture
Environmental Protection industries
Transport Sector
Construction / Mining industries
Environmental Consultancy companies
Local Authorities
Environmental Protection Agency

Within these sectors our graduates have specific job titles such as:

Environmental Consultant
Environmental Officer
Environmental, Health & Safety Officer
Environmental Analyst
Licensing Officer
Environmental Manager
Wildlife Conservationist

Companies & Sectors Employing Environmental Science Graduates :

Schering-Plough Pharmaceutical (
Tipperary SR County Council Waste Management (
Repak  Recycling (
Bord Na Mona ( Consultancy
Aughinish Alumina Chemical (
Dell Computer (
Clean Technology Centre (  
RPS MCOS Consultancy (

Limerick City Council(

Millipore Purification (
Bristol Myers SquibPharmaceutical  (

Mr. Binman Waste Management  (

Intel Electronics (

SWS Consultancy (

Genzyme Pharmaceutical (

Kerry Ingredients Food  (

Environmental Protection Agency (
Limerick City Council (

Pfizer Pharmaceutical (  



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