able to earn the respect and understanding of other staff
able to understand all legislation relating to environment, pollution and waste management.
You should have:
business skills and commercial awareness
excellent communication and presentation skills.
Training is through short courses.
Professional bodies such as the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) run courses and events.
Environmental managers must keep up to date with new legislation and regulations through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes.
You might do training specific to the industry you work in, for example offshore training for the oil and gas sector.
There is no set career path for environmental managers. Progression will depend on the employer.
It helps to become a member of one of the related professional bodies.
You could become a self-employed consultant.
You may be able to move into training or lecturing.