What Can I Do Green With a Major In?

  • Civil Engineering
  • Concrete Industrial Management Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Surveying Engineering Technology               

Civil engineers are essential participants in the planning, design and construction of our basic structures, including public works and large commercial projects. A surveyor is a professional who practices the science of measurement to assemble and assess land and geographic related information. That information is used for the purpose of planning and implementing the efficient administration of the land, the sea and structures to instigate the advancement and development of such practices.  A construction engineering background prepares students for careers within general construction, heavy/highway/utility construction, building construction, mechanical and electrical contracting, specialty contracting and consulting.  Concrete Industrial Management professionals are an important component of the concrete industry.  In today’s green market, all of these professions can be utilized as part of creating sustainable design and practices in the construction and engineering fields.  These disciplines are an integral part of developing new infrastructure that is sustainable, uses less energy, reduces the carbon footprint, and is overall better for the environment. 

Green careers can be found within each of these job titles:

Bridge Engineer Landfill Gas to Energy Plant Mechanics
Civil Engineer LEED Systems Specialist
Concrete Formwork Designer Mechanical Contractor
Design/Construction Engineer Project Engineer
Energy Efficiency Planner Quality Control Inspector
Field Engineer Renewable Development Coordinator
Green Concrete Producer Renewable Market Specialist

General Construction Worker

Structural Engineer
Green Building Analysts Sustainable Development Manager
Green Building Director Temporary Structures Formwork Designer
Highway Construction Worker Topographic Surveyor
Highway Engineer Utility Construction Worker
Hydrologist Wind Methods and Process Specialist
Land Surveyor  

Green jobs can be found within the following industries:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Services Forest Services
Architectural Services Mining
Building, Developing, & General Contracting Ocean and Marine Sciences
Construction Services Petroleum & Coal Product Manufacturers
Educational Services Research Institutes
Energy Services Scientific Research & Development Services
Engineering Services State and Local Government
Environmental Organizations Utilities
Environmental Services Waste Management Services
Federal Government Wood Products

Green Internet Resources:

Engineering Central: Jobs for Civil Engineers   Site contains list of jobs especially for engineers.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)   This site contains a list of jobs for various majors in civil engineering.

ICEnet specializations   ICE provides the knowledge that civil engineers need. Members come from a wide range within civil engineering. Also publishes papers, guides, reports and briefing sheets, conducts meetings, organizes conferences and competitions, awards prizes, manages research projects with other organizations, provides lectures.

The Technology Interface Online journal for the Engineering Technology profession serving education and industry. Provides professionals in the Engineering Technology profession and related fields the opportunity to share ideas concerning teaching, teaching improvements, projects, industrial activities, research and much more via the internet.

NICET Online: National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies   Certification by this organization is an asset to a professional. The NICET programs that are most commonly required by local and state jurisdictions, and by federal agencies are in the fire protection field.

Careers In Construction   Assistance with job search, CV review, cover letter and application preparations.

Construction Jobs   ConstructionJobs.com is the nation's premier employment job board and resume database built exclusively for the construction, design and building industries. This interactive site provides targeted candidate searches by geographic region, specific industries, job titles, education, and experience. The site is free to job seekers and available to employers at various subscription fees.

Land Surveyor Reference Page   Contains job search information and job listings for surveying professionals.

Earthworks   Job listings in oil, energy, mining, geoscience, seismology, geodesy, earth science, earth system science, environmental science, environmental engineering, remediation, contaminated land, agriculture, forestry, ecology, plant science, meteorology, atmospheric science, oceanography, marine science, geography, hydrology, hydrogeology, soil science, remote sensing, GIS, geomatics, geotechnical / civil engineering, transport, asbestos surveying, renewable energy, carbon management, EIA, EMS, waste management, sustainable development, electrical engineering, maintenance engineering and related subjects

Green Career Tracks   List of green fields or market sectors that are emerging or being affected by environmental and social justice crises.

Green Career Central   This site provides the guidance and support to match passion for the environment, skill set, and experience, with a career where one can make a difference and prosper.

Jobs Treehugger   TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. It strives to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.

Cool Climate Jobs   Excellent source for climate change, renewable energy, and green collar jobs in the United States and around the world.

Green Jobs   Provides a range of services to employers and recruiters ranging from simple job listings to full recruitment services as well as analysis of employment in the various renewable energy industries. Services to candidates include the opportunity to apply for jobs, list their resume/CV, obtain guidance on finding and applying for jobs, gain background information on the RE industries and have access to a directory of RE companies and organizations.

Green Careers Guide   Site offers green career categories with job descriptions, training required, training programs by state, and job listings. It also gives job search advice provided by careerbuilder.com.




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