MDEQ Recognizes National Engineering Week
Agency Offers Engaging Career Opportunities

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is recognizing Engineers Week which runs from February 20 to 26. Engineers Week was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951 and is held annually to increase the understanding of and to promote interest in engineering and technology careers.

MDEQ employs approximately 136 engineers and about 50 percent of them are Professional Engineers (PE) licensed by the Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors.

“MDEQ offers a challenging and engaging work environment for engineers interested in conserving and enhancing Mississippi’s environment. We have a variety of programs and initiatives that support the state’s natural resources and economy. MDEQ has been home to many outstanding engineers for several decades, and we are always looking for people who want to join us,” said Chris Wells, MDEQ Executive Director, who a PE and licensed attorney.

Find out more about MDEQ’s career opportunities here. The agency collects employment information from engineers as well as scientists, geologists, and other technical staff.