Wastewater engineers need at least a Bachelor of Science degree in a field related to wastewater engineering, such as civil, environmental, or chemical engineering. A master's degree is not required for most entry level wastewater engineering jobs but may be required for higher level and management positions.
Certification and Licensing:
To practice their trade in most states, wastewater engineers need an engineering license issued by the state boards of engineering. The American Society of Civil Engineers also offers a certification course for qualified wastewater engineers. To take a certification class with ASCE, a candidate needs to have a professional engineering license, a master’s degree, 10 years of work experience and pass an oral exam.
A water/wastewater engineer is an individual who designs and oversees projects involving the management and distribution of drinkable water to communities, as well as the disposal of wastewater and sewage.
Wastewater engineers work with engineers to prevent floods and flood damage, reduce stormwater and erosion, design water treatment facilities, and work with regulatory organizations to ensure all facilities and protocols meet strict environmental guidelines.
These professionals also conduct computer hydraulic modelling and pipeline design and perform quality analysis of water.
The national average salary for Water Engineer is ₹1,08,548 per month in India