When looking for work in the Environmental Sustainability sector, there are many different aspects to consider, and also different companies that have been first movers and leaders in the space. It is for this reason, that we decided to compile 5 of the top firms that have been instrumental in testing new ways of building and preserving nature and our resources.
For example, one of the fastest growing areas are wind turbines and solar photovoltaic structures, which for the foreseeable future will be growing with new government investment and private interest in finding the cheapest options. Although you will be able to find employment at engineering firms and consulting firms, numerous opportunities also exist with government agencies and public-private ventures.
By getting your foot in the door of one of these public-private alliances, you will be better off in the end. Consider that just like any project in Architecture or Engineering, you are constantly communicating and interacting with
5 Firms in the Eco-sustainable Sector
AECOM is one of the larger firms on this list, but they are an engineering firm that develops solutions for planning cities, environmental restoration, and even park design. A key area for growth for AECOM is in the Climate Change adaptation and preparation for cities and coastlines. They even use nanotechnology for some of the processes that they have pioneered! Definitely a company to keep your eye on!
- Tetra Tech Inc
Tetra Tech supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 20,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle. They pride themselves on being socially responsible and view their work as an imperative to combat Climate Change.
- Environmental Resources Management
Today’s ever-changing business context demands challenging the status quo, thinking differently and improving sustainability approaches. Their thinking decodes complexity, grounds conversations in critical trends, and advances ERM’s commitment to shaping a sustainable future. They provide data insight and consulting to large firms such as Google and others. They are focused on making sure that government and private entities have the vision and the tools necessary to tackle Climate Change.
HDR is another big player in the Environmental Sustainability space, and they are based out of the United States, yet have a global impact via their different collaborations worldwide. They have expertise in renewable energy infrastructure, and would be the go-to company for those of you interested in these kinds of projects. Every year they complete a company-wide environmental impact assessment, for example, they issue a company-wide Waste Prevention and Recycling Standard, to reduce the amount and type of waste that goes into landfills.
Jacobs – one of the top ranked global environmental firms and a recipient of the World Environment Center’s Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development – to help solve the most complex environmental challenges and opportunities. They partner with government agencies, municipalities, private sector companies and leading environmental organizations to safely clean-up legacy liabilities for redevelopment, and deliver proven industry expertise on new infrastructure, sustainability and environmental health and safety initiatives around the globe.
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