Southern Company Fire Protection Specialist Sr. - GPC Coastal Generation in Rincon, Georgia

Fire Protection Specialist Sr. - GPC Coastal Generation


This position will require some travel to and from plants in the Coastal region.

Fire Protection Specialist, Sr.

GPC Coastal Generation

(Plants McIntosh Combined Cycle, Steam, Combustion Turbines, McManus and Boulevard)

Job Summary

This position is responsible and accountable for the integrity of the fire protection system and all associated equipment for Georgia Coastal Generation locations (Plants McIntosh Combined Cycle, Steam, Combustion Turbines – Rincon, GA, McManus – Brunswick, GA, Boulevard – Savannah, GA and Robins – Warner Robins, GA). These responsibilities include sending required reports to corporate (i.e.: equipment outages, fire reports, etc.), monthly audits to ensure compliance with procedures (i.e.: completion of monthly fire protection equipment checks), ensuring all fire protection equipment is in good working condition, implementing and maintaining a forward-looking maintenance strategy, and ensuring compliance with audits (Insurance Inspections, EH&S Audit, Fleet Review Board, etc.). This position is also responsible for interfacing with local fire departments, training and coordinating all requirements for the plant’s emergency response teams and Incident Command.

Job Requirements

  • High school education required

  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred

  • Knowledge of the O & M and capital budgeting process desired

  • Knowledge of power plant equipment and operations desired

  • Working knowledge of National Fire Protection Association regulations strongly preferred

  • Training certification for emergency response training instructor desired

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work with other plant employees to ensure asset protection

  • System Owner experience preferred

  • Experience in power plant or related industrial facility operations and maintenance preferred

  • Experience in fire ground operations and tactics is highly desirable

  • Ability to create and maintain good working relationship with local fire departments and emergency response agencies

  • Be willing to work outside regular business hours and be on call as needed

  • Must understand the importance of procedure adherence

Job Responsibilities

  • Champion Safety Excellence culture and support housekeeping efforts

  • Provide direction on routine monthly fire protection maintenance, conduct monthly audits of fire protection checklists to ensure processes are being followed; and ensure monthly and annual checks on all fire protection equipment, including functional testing of critical fire alarm systems

  • Provide strategic direction of maintenance needs and identify gaps for all fire protection equipment establishing short and long-term goals to ensure integrity of fire protection system

  • Coordinate the Coastal Generation Emergency Response Team (ERT) as well as all emergency response requirements to ensure the plants meet all safety, regulatory, and site-specific expectations; coordinate Annual Rescue Rodeo participation

  • Fire Protection System Owner (System R) responsible for monthly budget tracking, projections/variance explanations, providing information annually for 5-year O&M/Capital budget forecasting, maintaining/updating fire protection plans and procedures, and completion of Maximo work orders and compliance assessments

  • Ensure compliance with all Corporate policies as well as plant specific procedures/initiatives; and, coordinate all fire protection related audits to include those performed by fire insurance carriers and internal personnel (EH&S)

  • Provide support and training for plant personnel in Incipient II, Fire Brigade, CPR/First Aid, Confined Space and Incident Command training including refresher training

  • Ensure required reports (fire reports, equipment outage reports) are completed and forwarded to corporate per guidelines

  • Support team members in the areas of safety, health, and environmental

  • Coordinate repairs made by plant maintenance personnel and contractors

  • Identify best practices and/or gaps in current policies, procedures and equipment and develop appropriate responses

  • Troubleshoot problems related to Plant Fire Protection Systems.

  • Advise and assist in the formation of evacuation and emergency action plans for the plant

  • Participate in Plant Critical Force Team for Hurricanes (SERP)

This positon will require some travel to and from plants in the Coastal Region.

*To all candidates applying for the position located in Georgia*

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.

S outhern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) is a super-regional energy company with 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC Wireless, and Southern Telecom. Southern Company brands are synonymous with excellent customer service, high reliability, and prices that are 15 percent below the national average. We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Rincon

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Savannah

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant McIntosh - 981 Old August Road Central (981RINCON)

981 Old August Road Central

Rincon, 31326

Req ID: GPC2006140