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Brownfield Redevelopment Specialist

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Bachelor's degree

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What They Do

Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers Career Video

About This Career

Plans and directs cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.

This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster General Management pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Coordinates on-site activities for environmental cleanup or remediation projects to ensure compliance with environmental laws, standards, regulations, or other requirements.
  • Identifies environmental contamination sources.
  • Identifies and applies for project funding.
  • Plans or implements brownfield redevelopment projects to ensure safety, quality, and compliance with applicable standards or requirements.
  • Estimates costs for environmental cleanup and remediation of land redevelopment projects.
  • Conducts quantitative risk assessments for human health, environmental, or other risks.
  • Designs or implements plans for surface or ground water remediation.
  • Designs or implements measures to improve the water, air, and soil quality of military test sites, abandoned mine land, or other contaminated sites.
  • Reviews or evaluates environmental remediation project proposals.
  • Prepares reports or presentations to communicate brownfield redevelopment needs, status, or progress.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Overnight travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Brownfields Practice Leader
  • Brownfields Program Manager
  • Environmental Quality Specialist
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Coordinator
  • Brownfield Program Manager
  • Brownfield Program Director
  • Brownfields Program Coordinator
  • Environmental Program Manager — Supervises, plans, directs, and coordinates activities of workers engaged in environmental protection projects.
  • Environmental Quality Division Manager
  • Environmental Practice Leader — Develops and manages a practice focused on providing environmental engineering, permitting, and compliance services to private and public sector clients in a wide range of markets.


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