Urbanisation continues to intensify across cities of the world. This increases the demand for housing, infrastructure, transport, urban green spaces, consumer goods and adds a significant burden on waste and air quality management as some examples. Effective environmental planning and management is needed to create sustainable, inclusive and resilient cities. Environmental management has a key role to play in assessing, advising and guiding sustainable urban development, as well as supporting both urban and rural conservation and environmental planning.
Environmental managers oversee teams of technical, scientific and engineering staff. They can work between office environments analysing organisational processes and perform site visits to audit and observe organisational processes and performance.
Environmental managers require experience in implementing organisational environmental systems and a solid understanding of environmental impact, management, laws and regulations, coupled with:
Monitor, evaluate and report on an organisation’s environmental performance
Plan, direct and coordinate environmental services and related work activities
Manage budgets, control expenditure to ensure efficient use of resources
Oversee the selection, training and performance of staff
B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. in Environmental Management at UFS, UJ, UNISA and UP
B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. in Environmental Science at NMU, RU, UCT, UJ, UKZN, UMP, UP, UWC and Wits
Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Environmental Management at CPUT
Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Environmental Science at TUT
National, provincial and local government.
Production and manufacturing companies.
Conservation and environmental organisations
Power generation utilities.