Environmental Consultant

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Environmental consultants give advice on environmental matters. They work on areas such as the effects of new developments on the environment, the control of pollution and noise, the effects of agriculture or recreation on plants and wildlife, the effect of climate change and the conservation of rare or protected species such as ospreys and bats.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for qualified environmental consultants tend to be between £22,000 and £25,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to around £35,000 a year. Higher salaries are possible with postgraduate qualifications. Principal consultants can earn up to £50,000 a year.


Getting In


Getting On

What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Forestry Commission
Tel: 0300 067 6156
E-mail: fcscotland@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
Tel: 01522 540069
E-mail: info@iema.net
Website: http://www.iema.net

Science Council
Tel: 020 3434 2020
Website: http://www.sciencecouncil.org/

The Science Council promotes the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of and education in science, technology, mathematics, computing and information technology. It awards the designation of Chartered Scientist (CSci) to those candidates who can meet the high standards required.

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
Tel: 01631 559 000
E-mail: info@sams.ac.uk
Website: http://www.sams.ac.uk/

Part of Scottish Marine Institute

Society for the Environment (SocEnv)
Tel: 0845 337 2951
E-mail: enquiries@socenv.org.uk
Website: http://www.socenv.org.uk

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