Air pollution control engineers, also known as air quality engineers, develop solutions to air pollution problems using the principles of environmental engineering. They conduct environmental investigations and report on their findings, and provide recommendations on corrective actions using the information that they gather. For instance, they may evaluate the quality of the air and report on the presence of pollutants, along with ways to reduce their presence. They work in office settings and outdoors during normal working hours, and travel to facilities may be required. Entry-level positions require a bachelor's degree, and master's degrees are often preferred, as are engineering licenses.
Job openings for air pollution control engineers can be found by searching government agencies that are involved with regulating air quality. Vacancies can also be found through typical channels such as online job boards like Indeed and Glassdoor.
The interview will focus on your technical knowledge and your project management ability. You'll be expected to conduct emission control studies and be familiar with government regulations about emissions so that you can apply for permits and prepare detailed technical reports. You'll be assessed on your ability to meet deadlines for several different projects as well.
To prepare for an interview for an air pollution control engineer, ensure that you have strong technical knowledge of government regulations, permit application processes, and permit application process as it relates to emissions and air pollution. To assure the interviewer that you can handle the work, be prepared to talk about your time management methods, and to demonstrate your written and oral communication skills. Think about times when you rearranged different tasks in order to meet deadlines for different assignments: what information did you consider when judging what tasks to complete first? Your quantitative and analytical skills are important as well, so think of examples when you used different data to make recommendations on how to improve something.