Engineering geologists apply geologic principles to civil and environmental engineering. They offer advice on major construction projects and help in other projects, such as environmental cleanup and reducing natural hazards.
Review reports and research done by other scientists
Conduct laboratory tests on samples collected in the field
Make geologic maps and charts
Prepare written scientific reports
Plan and conduct field studies, in which they visit locations to collect samples and conduct surveys
Analyze aerial photographs, well logs (detailed records of geologic formations found during drilling), rock samples, and other data sources to locate natural resource deposits and estimate their size
Present their findings to clients, colleagues, and other interested parties