Water Resources Engineers
On the Job
Water resources engineers design the infrastructure that is responsible for providing potable (safe to drink) water to homes and businesses. They also ensure that these systems properly treat and dispose of polluted wastewater.
Typical Work Tasks
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Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- High levels of competition.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
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