Brownfield Redevelopment Specialist  What They Do

Just the Facts


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.
  • Estimates costs for environmental cleanup and remediation of land redevelopment projects.
  • Inspects sites to assess environmental damage or monitors cleanup progress.
  • Prepares reports or presentations to communicate brownfield redevelopment needs, status, or progress.
  • Identifies environmental contamination sources.
  • Plans or implements brownfield redevelopment projects to ensure safety, quality, and compliance with applicable standards or requirements.
  • Reviews or evaluates environmental remediation project proposals.
  • Negotiates contracts for services or materials needed for environmental remediation.
  • Conducts feasibility or cost-benefit studies for environmental remediation projects.
  • Maintains records of decisions, actions, and progress related to environmental redevelopment projects.

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 requires being outside 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:

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  • Brownfield and Economic Development Director --
  • Brownfield Program Coordinator --
  • Business Development Manager --
  • Director of Development --
  • Manager, Division of Environmental Quality --
  • Contaminated Land Consultant --
  • Environmental Management Specialist --
  • Environmental Remediation Engineer --