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Southern Company Environmental Compliance Assurance Specialist/Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Environmental Compliance Assurance Specialist/Engineer



This position reports directly to the Compliance Assurance Manager. The Compliance Assurance Team leads the Assurance, Communication and Training components of the Southern Company Governance Model for Georgia Power Company. This position is responsible for developing and implementing compliance programs and tools for Environmental Affairs, Generation, Transmission, Distribution, and Corporate Service organizations. This position collaborates with Environmental Affairs staff to facilitate the execution of the Environmental Management System. While primarily an individual contributor, this position is expected to direct, coordinate, and oversee activities necessary to complete his / her responsibilities with minimal supervision.

This position is located in Atlanta, GA.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS or BA degree in engineering, science (i.e. biology, chemistry, environmental science, etc.), or environmental management

  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable environmental laws and regulations, including but not limited to:

  • Clean Air Act

  • Clean Water Act

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

  • Experience in Environmental Software and Environmental Management System frameworks, such as ISO 14001 is preferred

  • Experience implementing change management principles is preferred

  • Customer focused with strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to build and maintain professional working relationships with internal and external clients

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work through others to achieve desired business results

  • Comprehensive understanding of Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Construction of electric utility operations and related work experience in these areas is a preferred

Other Attributes:

  • Consistent demonstration of Southern Company Values- Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment, and Safety Excellence

  • Ability to develop innovative solutions to solve problems.

  • Ability to synthesize technical information and communicate in a manner suitable for technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Excellent computer skills including all Microsoft Office applications.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Ensures program environmental guidelines are developed, maintained and implemented

  • Coordinates media-specific Program Reviews/Compliance Assessments for Generating and non-Generating facilities; maintains associated compliance registries; tracks compliance vulnerabilities and coordinates with subject matter experts (SMEs) and internal customers on corrective action

  • Streamlines multi-media compliance processes/workflows; process optimization for inspections, recordkeeping and regulatory reporting

  • Develops environmental compliance training materials including online modules, videos, and quick reference guidance topics include spills, SPCC, waste handling, recycling, wastewater sampling, and similar

  • Coordinate with regulatory program SMEs to ensure and document that personnel with environmental responsibilities receive appropriate training

  • Evaluate observations and assess compliance program effectiveness and report to environmental management and business units and to inform the continuous improvement process

  • Support compliance assessments at Company facilities, as needed

  • Responsible for management of the Environmental Affairs internal website

  • Place high priority on workplace safety

  • Travel Requirements

  • Travel primarily within the state

  • Travel expectations will be up to approximately 25%

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Environmental & Forestry

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2007788