Where EHS engineers work depends on their background. They may be employed working to develop chemicals, technology or health and safety equipment.
The majority of EHS engineers work in manufacturing. Here, their roles are varied. They could work in the actual environment, ensuring that the factory is as safe a place as possible for the employees. They could work in research and development to ensure that the product(s) are safe for use.
21% work in construction, fulfilling much the same roles. They may work on site ensuring that the processes, systems and technology are safe for those who work there. They may also be tasked with acquiring equipment, overseeing installation and maintaining it.
10% of qualified health & safety engineers work in government roles - state and government. They will design and implement systems and technology for public buildings, ensuring they are safe for employees and visitors. 8% will work for engineering services and the remaining 4% work for management and scientific services.
Regardless of their work environment, they spend most of their time in an office but will be required to do site visits too.