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Green Job Resources

Looking for a chemical engineering job that incorporates sustainability, environmental protection, or natural resource management but don’t know how or where to get started? This page offers job titles to look for, companies that offer careers in these areas, lists and job boards that are specific to sustainability-related chemical engineering jobs, and tips for identifying and landing the job that you are looking for.

Job Titles

Environmental Engineer

Environmental Consultant

Air Emissions Specialist

Waste Emissions Specialist


Energy Engineer

Environmental Health and Safety Representative



National Laboratories; such as Pacific Northwest National Library, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Energy Technologies Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

Industry; such as utilities, Dow, DuPont, BASF

Environmental Consulting Firms; such as ENVIRON, CH2MHILL, ERM

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Green Job Postings

AIChE's IFS, CEI and Water feeds for Sustainability, Energy and Water Jobs

Job Search Sites such as

How to Find the Right Green Job for You

There are 3 main types of Green Jobs: know which is right for you

  • Consulting
  • Manufacturing/Industry
  • Government/Academia

Find someone who does a similar job

  • Through AIChE national or local
  • Through your school professors or advisor

Informational interviews to learn more about the job

  • Is it really right for you?
  • How do you get there?
  • Research the company and askwell thought out questions!
  • Show them that this is your dream job

Check out current topics on environmental and sustainability topics below

Go to Webinars

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