Making Your Environmental Passion Your Career
With the need to be in a job and provide for your family, your other passions usually take a backseat and are held up by the requirement to earn money. For those who want to make a difference to the environment, but don’t have the time because of their commitments in their career, perhaps you could make your career about the environment.
There are plenty of opportunities out there and also the potential to travel the world in order to make your mark on the issues that mean most to you on a personal level.
Thanks to more and more people and organizations (even entire governments) getting behind environmental campaigns, there are numerous roles out there that can fulfil your need to help.
For most of these jobs admittedly, you will need to have qualifications in areas involving science or engineering, being able to manage teams would also be a bonus. Given you have the right credentials though, the opportunities are ready and waiting.
Geoscience jobs are a popular area to work in and will almost certainly get you around the globe, making it a perfect job for someone with an environmental passion for travelling and career advancement.
Exploration manager is a very exciting role that usually sees employees moving abroad to where the elements that they need to study are abundant. Locations include China, Turkey, Brazil, Romania and Greece.
In this job, a person would be expected to manage a team and ensure the exploration activities are performed to the standards of the company involved, monitoring and reviewing ongoing exploration programs and providing training to the staff on the team.
Wind farms are another vital cog in the environment machine and are growing by the day, and so require more and more staff to get involved and make them work to their full potential. The roles vary, with such jobs out there as offshore geotechnical engineer, one that entails very technical tasks and requires someone with competent analytical skills to harness the power of vast wind farms.
Other roles such as a planning and environmental consultant would need to be able to gather data for environmental reports, utilize specialist wind energy software, work to the best practice guidelines and liaise with local planning authorities.
About the author: Sam Bisby writes for Earthstaff specialist energy recruitment and you can find out more about what kinds of jobs there are in the energy sector by looking on the Earthstaff website.
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