Green Infrastructure

Fascinated by construction practices? Interested in low impact design? Go green and use your science and math skills for the greater good. Build a career in green infrastructure.

work in green infrastructureWhat Does a Career in Green Infrastructure Look Like?

Study green construction best practices. Become an expert on sustainable infrastructure. Solve practical problems. Advise, design, instruct and build.

Professionals working in green infrastructure do some or all of the following:

  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to low impact design specifications.  
  • Determine design specifications, taking into consideration sustainable materials and building practices.
  • Provide technical advice to builders and repair crews.  
  • Manage and direct the construction, operations or maintenance activities at project site.

What Education is Required to Build a Career in Green Infrastructure Systems?

Most jobs in the green infrastructure sector require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and about a third require a master’s degree or a graduate level certificate.

Many professionals find that they are only qualified to do part of the job because they don’t have the credentials required. They get an entry-level position, work for a few years, and then find they cannot be promoted because the next step requires an advanced engineering degree. The engineering degree allows them to do the design work rather than just the installation. The engineer can sign (“seal”) legal documents once they become a licensed Professional Engineer.

Find out if a master’s degree or graduate level certificate will give you the credentials required for job advancement. Our online graduate programs are designed to accommodate a working professional’s busy schedule, making it possible to work full-time and get the advanced degree or certificate you need.

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Related Green Infrastructure Job Titles

The following are just a few of the common green infrastructure job titles graduates of advanced biological agricultural degree and certificate programs qualify for:

  • Bridge/Structure Inspection Team Leader
  • City Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Manager
  • County Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Green Infrastructure Project Engineer
  • Railroad Design Consultant
  • Structural Engineer
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Green Infrastructure Project Manager
  • Green Infrastructure Inspector

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Green Infrastructure Salary and Forecast

Those working in this field earn a national median salary of $78,350 (as of 2016).

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Job opportunities in the industry are growing at a rate of 8%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 11.3%.

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