Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers
I. JOB SUMMARY
Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: Brownfield redevelopment specialists and site managers manage and oversee cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties. These properties can be used for future commercial, residential or other uses. They inspect these sites and identify potential contaminants and damages and make recommendations for cleanup. Brownfield redevelopment specialists and site managers must have extensive knowledge of environmental laws and cleanup procedures. Many use mapping software such as GIS in their work. Brownfield redevelopment specialists must also be aware of local, state and federal codes to make sure that the site that is currently being redeveloped is meeting standards.
Geographers at work: Physical Geographers
Recommended Courses: Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Regional Geography, Geographic Information Systems
Skills: Geographic information systems (GIS), sustainability, human-environment relations, city planning, location analysis.
Occupation Group: Green Jobs
For more information on Careers in Environmental Remediation visit: https://www.bls.gov/green/environmental_remediation/remediation.htm
Written by Kaleigh Shuler
II. POWERFUL GEOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE