Environmental Engineer
Ziad Abi Chaker

About the job:

What you do

As an Environmental Engineer, your job is to develop solutions to environmental problems.Your solutions may be related to recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control. 


The tough stuff

As a an Environmental Engineer, you may have to:

  • Work in dangerous areas or sites
  • Face resistance from goverment agencies or private companies 
The cool stuff

As a an Environmental Engineer, you will get to:

  • Be a part of a growing Green sector (more jobs!)
  • Improve the Environment and living conditions around you
Typical work hours
  • 40+ hours a week 

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Understanding written information
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • In order to become an Environmental Engineer, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering or a related field, such as Civil, Chemical, or General Engineering
  • You may also obtain a degree in Environmental Science or Biology
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

This career is for those of you who want to use your Engineering skills to improve the Environment. In this Nooreed Insider Interview, Ziad Abi Chaker shares his career tips and insights, so that you can determine if this is the right career path for you. 


Ziad Abi Chaker is a multi-disciplinary engineer who specializes in building Municipal Recycling Facilities on the communal level. After returning to Lebanon in 1996, Ziad started Cedar Environmental, an environmental & industrial engineering organization that aims to build recycling plants to produce organically certified fertilizers and leave no waste material to be disposed of achieving ZERO WASTE to the landfill status.