Industrial Ecologists

Industrial Ecologists

Apply principles and processes of natural ecosystems to develop models for efficient industrial systems. Use knowledge from the physical and social sciences to maximize effective use of natural resources in the production and use of goods and services. Examine societal issues and their relationship with both technical systems and the environment.

Key Competencies * Analytical Thinking * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Achievement/Effort * Initiative * Persistence * Independence * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Dependability

Representative Tasks * Identify environmental impacts caused by products, systems, or projects. * Identify or develop strategies or methods to minimize the environmental impact of industrial production processes. * Examine local, regional, or global use and flow of materials or energy in industrial production processes.



Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles Aquatic Ecologist, Development Associate, Eco-Industrial Development Consultant, Ecologist, Environmental Business Development Associate, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Programs Manager, Environmental Protection Agency Counselor, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Services Director, Forest Ecologist, Industrial Ecologist, Industrial Green Systems Designer, Industrial Retrofit Designer, Life Cycle Assessment Analyst, Natural Resources Engineer, Product Development Ecologist, Research Scientist, Researcher, Sustainability Consultant, Sustainable Systems Analyst, Wildlife Biostation Research Ecologist.