Environmental Consultant

Environmental Consultant Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Environmental Consultant job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Environmental Consulting
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Water Resource Management
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  • Environmental Permitting
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Policy
  • Remediation
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Groundwater
  • Soil
  • Waste Management
  • Air Quality
  • Asbestos
  • Phase I
  • Sustainable Development
  • Field Work
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental Issues

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Resume Skills: software

  • AutoCAD
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • SPSS
  • R
  • ArcGIS
  • Weather Information Management System (WIMS)
  • Python
  • ERDAS Imagine
  • Civil 3D
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • GIS Systems
  • Project Management Software (MS Project, Primavera)
  • GIS Mapping
  • Environmental Modeling and Visualization
  • Remote Sensing
  • Statistical data analysis
  • GIS Software
  • Soil Data Mart
  • Google Earth Engine
  • EQuIS (Environmental Quality Information System)
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Resume Skills: Environmental Technology

  • ArcGIS
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • REM/Rate
  • E-Quest
  • EnergyPlus
  • ESdat
  • Breeze EHS
  • Envirosuite
  • Enviance
  • EQuIS
  • ENVI
  • ERDAS Imagine
  • Surfer
  • GMS
  • Remedial System Design Software (RSDS)
  • Aquifer Test Pro
  • SADA
  • EPANET 2.0
  • Environmental Analytics
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Resume Skills: Environmental Assessment

  • Environmental Impact Reporting
  • Site Assessment
  • Soil Sampling
  • Risk Assessment
  • Data Analysis
  • Air Quality Monitoring
  • Water Quality Testing
  • Environmental Assay Design
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Resume Skills: Regulatory Frameworks

  • EPA Regulations
  • Clean Water Act
  • Clean Air Act
  • RCRA
  • NEPA
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Soil and Water Conservation Acts
  • Environmental Protection Act
  • Water Quality Act
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
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Resume Skills: Data Analysis

Resume Skills: Field

  • Water Quality Sampling
  • Soil Sampling
  • Air Quality Monitoring
  • Noise Assessment
  • Plant Identification
  • Wildlife Tracking
  • Soil and Water Testing
  • Hazardous Waste Inspection
  • Erosion Control Measures
  • Soil Core Sampling
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Resume Skills: Techniques

  • Soil Sampling
  • Air Quality Monitoring
  • Water Quality Testing
  • Environmental Assay Design
  • Community Outreach
  • Remediation Design
  • Water Quality Analysis
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Resume Skills: Environmental Compliance

Resume Skills: Technical

  • ArcGIS
  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • GIS Mapping
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Data Analysis
  • Remote Sensing
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Waste Management
  • Soil Testing
  • GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
  • NEPA
  • RCRA
  • CAA
  • CWA
  • SDWA
  • GIS
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Microsoft Office Suite
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Resume Skills: Other Relevant

Resume Skills: Environmental Analysis

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Environmental Impact Assessments

Resume Skills: Regulations & Standards

Resume Skills: Compliance & Risk Management

  • Hazardous waste operations (HAZWOPER)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • OSHA compliance
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Hazard Identification
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Resume Skills: Project Management

Resume Skills: Environmental Legislation

Resume Skills: Environmental Regulatory

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Sample Environmental Consultant Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
Environmental Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Environmental Consultant
Spearheaded the development of a company-wide Environmental Management System, resulting in a 30% reduction in waste and compliance incidents
Conducted Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for major clients, identifying critical compliance issues and ultimately saving over $500k in potential fines
Designed and implemented a sustainability strategy leading to a 20% reduction in carbon footprint and recognition as an industry leader in Sustainable Development
AECOM May 2018 - December 2021
Environmental Consultant
Managed Environmental Compliance activities for 20+ projects, mitigating risk and ensuring project continuity
Leveraged Environmental Science to propose remediation solutions for hazardous waste management, achieving significant cost savings
Implemented Water Resource Management plans, improving water quality by 15% and reducing water usage by 30%
Coached.com June 2015 - April 2018
Associate Environmental Consultant
Conducted regular Environmental Impact Assessments, reducing non-compliance incidents by 25%
Played a key role in a team that developed Environmental Policy guidelines now adopted company-wide
Assisted in the development of groundwater and soil testing methodologies that improved field data accuracy by 20%
Resume Worded University January 2017
Master of Science - Environmental Management
Specialization in sustainable development and conservation biology
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2015
Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science
Minor in geology
Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Technical Skills: GIS, Remote Sensing, Statistical Analysis, Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, MATLAB
Environmental Legislation: NEPA, CWA, RCRA, EPCRA, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act
Project Management: Agile Methodologies, Lean Six Sigma, Risk Management, Quality Assurance
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Environmental Professional (CEP-2022), Project Management Professional (PMP-2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Member of the American Association of Professional Environmentalists, Volunteer at Clean City Initiative (2019-Present)
Awards: AECOM Excellence Award (2019), Resume Worded Outstanding Contribution Award (2022)
Publications: Co-authored 'The Effects of Urbanization on Biodiversity' in International Journal of Environmental Science (2021)
Your Name
Environmental Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com June 2022 - Present
Senior Environmental Specialist
Championed the company's Environmental Awareness program, achieving a 35% increase in staff engagement
Performed Air Quality testing and analysis, successfully identifying and mitigating high-risk areas
Pioneered a cross-functional Sustainability project leading to a 50% waste reduction
Directed remediation efforts for significant environmental incidents, ensuring minimal impact to business operations
Oversaw Hazardous Waste Management program reducing disposal costs by 20%
BECTEC March 2019 - May 2022
Environmental Specialist
Implemented effective Environmental Permitting processes to accelerate project approvals by 30%
Conducted soil and groundwater tests in line with environmental policies and standards to ensure site readiness for construction
Collaborated with stakeholders in development and execution of environmental programs ensuring 100% compliance with laws and regulations
Resume Worded April 2016 - February 2019
Junior Environmental Specialist
Assisted in the roll-out of an Environmental Policy leading improved compliance by 20%
Contributed to team-wide efforts to manage a large scale asbestos removal project ensuring 0 incidents during the entire project
Resume Worded University February 2019
Master of Science in Environmental Science
Specialization in environmental restoration and sustainable development
Resume Worded Institute March 2018
Certificate in Environmental Conservation and Leadership
Part-time Certificate course overlapping with Job at Resume Worded
Achieved High Distinction for the project on 'Sustainable Urban Planning'
Technical Skills: Natural Resource Management, Environmental Auditing, Waste Management, Soil Testing, GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, MATLAB, SPSS, Python
Certifications: Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) - 2021
Leadership & Volunteering: Greenpeace - Volunteer and Team Leader (2018-2019)
Projects: Designed and implemented a waste management system for a local community, leading to a 20% reduction in landfill waste
Publications: Co-authored 'Balancing Conservation and Development: A Practical Approach' in Environmental Perspectives Journal
Your Name
Environmental Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded May 2022 - Present
Senior Environmental Analyst
Led the analysis of complex environmental data, informing company-wide decision making and reducing costs by 15%
Developed and presented Environmental Impact Assessment reports to stakeholders that catalyzed critical sustainability initiatives implementing change across the organization
Initiated a Water Quality project, leading to a 40% improvement in local water sources
Advanced company-wide Environmental Awareness through training and workshops, boosting employee engagement by 30%
Used cutting-edge Environmental Engineering techniques to solve soil contamination issues reducing remediation costs by 25%
Jacobs June 2019 - April 2022
Environmental Analyst
Carried out Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for diverse clients, identifying potential risks early and saving total project cost by 20%
Maintained complete compliance with environmental policies and procedures contributing to the solid reputation of the company
Applied Environmental Science methodologies to assess and analyze environmental data contributing to key strategic decisions
Coached.com July 2015 - May 2019
Junior Environmental Analyst
Assisted in developing an Environmental Management System that improved waste management efficiency by 10%
Contributed to Hazardous Waste Management initiatives, reducing overall waste output at a key client site by 30%
Resume Worded University April 2015
Master's in Environmental Science
Thesis: Analyzing the impact of climate change on global economies
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2015
Certified Environmental Professional (CEP)
Awarded in recognition of specialized skills in environmental planning and analysis
Environmental Analysis: Impact Assessment, Biodiversity Evaluation, Contamination Identification, Emission Inventory, Climate Change Mitigation
Tools & Technologies: GIS Software, Remote Sensing, Soil Data Mart, Google Earth Engine, EQuIS (Environmental Quality Information System)
Regulatory Frameworks: Environmental Protection Act, Water Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) Certification (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: NGO Green World (Board Member, led educational initiatives on environmental conservation)
Projects: Conducted a year-long research project on the impacts of plastic waste on marine life, presented findings at the National Biology Summit
Awards: Environmentalist of the Year award by Environment Protection Agency (2019)
Your Name
Environmental Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com June 2017 - Present
Environmental Specialist
Provided expert guidance, leading team towards the development of sustainable environmental policies; deficit on non-compliance reports reduced by 75%
Implemented efficient waste management and remediation strategies, reducing landfill dependency by 30% and saving the company $1M annually
Utilized environmental consulting skills to provide input on major industrial projects, resulting in the prevention of potential environmental hazards and securing three industry-related compliance awards
Conducted meticulous environmental site assessments, finding potential hazardous materials and leading to the successful remediation of two major sites
Enhanced company environmental awareness through comprehensive training sessions, resulting in a decrease in environmental accidents at work by 50%
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) May 2014 - May 2017
Environmental Analyst
Managed environmental compliance tasks for 20+ clients, achieving 98% adherence to regulations
Developed strategic environmental management systems which reduced the company’s carbon footprint by 35%
Spearheaded the water quality sampling for three large scale projects, ensuring all safety and environmental standards were met
Resume Worded January 2012 - April 2014
Environmental Assistant
Conducted regular field work to collect data for environmental assessments, improving project efficiency by 25%
Assisted in implementing environmental permitting processes which expedited project completion by 20%
Initiated and maintained environmental monitoring systems, leading to early identification and mitigation of potential environmental risks
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Science in Environmental Studies
Emphasis on environmental impact assessment and risk management
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2012
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Minor in Chemistry
Awards: Dean's List 2011 (Top 10%)
Environmental Compliance: Permitting, Waste Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Sustainability Audits, ISO 14001
Data Analysis Tools: GIS, ArcGIS, MATLab, SQL, AutoCAD, MS Excel
Environmental Software: EarthSoft EQuIS, WaterTrax, Q EHS, Enablon, Medgate, SAP
Regulations: Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, EPA Regulations, OSHA Regulations, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Certifications: Certified Environmental Professional (CEP), HAZWOPER Certification
Projects: Established a successful Community Organic Garden at local elementary school, leading to significant waste reduction
Leadership & Volunteering: Greenpeace International (Active Member - Volunteer for public awareness campaigns)
Continuous Learning: Introduction to GIS Mapping - Coursera (2020), Environmental Impact Assessment 101 - Udemy (2022)
Your Name
Environmental Compliance Officer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded January 2019 - Present
Environmental Compliance Officer
Executed rigorous, effective compliance audits on 5 production sites, significantly reducing non-compliance risk and penalties by 65%
Streamlined environmental permitting processes, shortening overall project launch timelines by 35%
Played lead role in developing and implementing an environmental management system, driving a 50% reduction in the company's carbon emissions
Enforced strict adherence to environmental policy which resulted in 0 environmental violation fines over 3 years
Designed and conducted monthly environmental awareness seminars, resulting in a 30% increase in staff compliance with environmental standards
AECOM May 2015 - December 2018
Environmental Consultant
Offered consultancy services to large-scale projects, resulting in reduced environmental impact and securing 3 industry-related green awards
Developed industry-focused sustainability strategies reducing waste production by 40%
Conducted detailed Environmental Impact Assessments saving clients upwards of $1M in potential fines and environmental cleanup costs
Coached.com July 2010 - April 2015
Environmental Engineer
Collaborated on designing eco-friendly waste management processes, reducing company’s waste disposal by 30%
Mastered Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to effectively allocate resources for field work
Spearheaded groundwater quality testing process which is now a standard practice across all company project sites
Resume Worded Institute December 2018
Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA)
Obtained certification prior to role as Environmental Compliance Officer.
Resume Worded University June 2010
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
Concentration in Environmental Sustainability.
Thesis on 'Impact of Urban Development on Wetland Ecology'
Technical Skills: Pollution Prevention, Environmental Monitoring, Regulatory Compliance, Permit Acquisition
Software Proficiency: AutoCAD, MS Project, ArcGIS, WaterGEMS, HEC-RAS, AQTESOLV
Analytical Techniques: GIS Mapping, Air Quality Assessment, Water Quality Analysis, Waste Management Procedures
Certifications: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Leader, Local Community Green Initiative
Publications: Contributor, 'Environmental Journal: Reducing Waste & Increasing Sustainability'
Projects: Developed and initiated a company-wide Sustainability Program at AECOM
Your Name
Sustainability Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com April 2016 - Present
Sustainability Coordinator
Influenced company-wide sustainability standards, reducing overall energy consumption by 28% and saving $400K annually
Developed and executed powerful environmental awareness campaigns leading to a 45% increase in staff commitment to sustainable practices
Pioneered in setting successful water resource management plans that cut water usage by 20%
Coordinated 30+ Environmental Impact Assessment reports, resulting in the prevention of potential ecological hazards
Championed the production of annual Environmental Compliance reports ensuring 95% adherence to environmental legislation
Tetra Tech February 2012 - March 2016
Environmental Scientist
Conducted comprehensive Environmental Site Assessments identifying and mitigating potential environmental risks
Devised environmental monitoring systems which led to 15% reduction in ecological pollution
Proved environmental remediation strategies effectively minimising contamination risks for two high-profile projects
Resume Worded June 2008 - January 2012
Field Researcher
Achieved considerable efficiency in data collection by adopting efficacious sampling methods for environmental assessments
Helped to establish a robust waste management system, reducing the company’s landfill contribution by 25%
Expedited project timelines by 15% through fast and efficient processing of environmental permits
Resume Worded Institute January 2012
Master of Science - Environmental Science and Policy
Studies focused on sustainable development and environmental policy formulation
Resume Worded University May 2008
Bachelor of Science - Biological Science
Minored in Climate Change and Sustainability
Recipient of Resume Worded Environmental Research Grant
Environmental Management Systems: ISO 14001, EMAS, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Life Cycle Assessment, Carbon Footprinting
Software and Tools: ArcGIS, MATLAB, MS Office Suite, SQL, Python, ENVI, Adobe Illustrator
Regulatory Compliance: EPA Regulations, EIA, Sustainability Reporting, Carbon Disclosure Project, Regulatory Auditing
Sustainable Practices: Waste Management, Energy Conservation, Water Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Procurement
Certifications: Certified Environmental Auditor, Green Associate - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Awards: Sustainability Champion - Coached.com (2019, 2020), Green Initiative Award - Tetra Tech (2015)
Volunteering: Tree Planting Drive, Cleanup Campaigns, Sustainability Education in Schools
Publications: Featured articles in 'Environmental Science & Technology', 'Nature Sustainability', and 'Journal of Cleaner Production'

How do I add skills to an Environmental Consultant resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Environmental Consultant posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Water Resource Management, Environmental Consulting and Environmental Permitting are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Compliance.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Awareness and Environmental Science - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Sustainable Development, Environmental Monitoring and Water Quality - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Emphasize your ability to solve problems.

Recruiters want to know that you're the kind of person that can solve new and challenging problems. In your Environmental Consultant resume, highlight projects that involved problems that were technically complex or mattered to the company.

Emphasize your consulting experience.

Your Environmental Consultant resume should focus on the impact you made on your clients, ideally in terms of dollar ($) value or cost savings. We've included some examples of consulting bullet points you can use in the infographic.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Environmental Consultant, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Environmental Consultant Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Environmental Consultant job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Environmental Consultant Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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What skills should you put on an Environmental Consultant resume?

Some effective Environmental Consultant skills you can add to your resume include:

  • Environmental Consulting
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Water Resource Management
  • Environmental Permitting

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