Southern Company CCR Groundwater Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

CCR Groundwater Specialist



Primary responsibilities include implementing Georgia Power’s groundwater strategy for compliance with the federal and state Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule. Position will ensure compliance requirements are met or exceeded and groundwater corrective action evaluations and decisions are made with broad understanding of impact to the company. This position will be responsible for developing/communicating/implementing and leading compliance strategies for company business units and facilities. This person will work closely with Southern Company Technical Services. Specific activities include managing third party environmental firms to meet and exceed CCR Compliance obligations and objectives related to groundwater monitoring, data interpretation, and potential corrective action. This person is expected to provide input and advice associated with groundwater issues associated with other regulatory programs (CERCLA, HSRA, Brownfields, etc.). This includes knowledge of groundwater sampling, data tracking, interpretation, statistical methods, groundwater modeling, and hydrogeological interpretations within the setting of the Georgia Rules for Solid Waste Management. Responsibilities include semi and annual report development, review, and regulatory submittal. This position will be expected to interface with internal customers, regulatory agencies, vendors, and related industry groups.

This position will be filled as a geologist or similar depending on educational background, experience, and qualifications. This position is located in Atlanta, GA.


  • Expert knowledge and experience to implement CCR groundwater monitoring requirements, environmental assessments, groundwater modeling, statistical methods and groundwater corrective action

  • Coordinate review, and submittal of compliance documents

  • Develop external and internal relationships to ensure groundwater and other regulatory programs are implemented successfully, well documented, and well communicated.

  • Experience with federal and state CCR regulations, Georgia Solid Waste regulations (specific to landfill groundwater compliance). Additional experience with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Georgia Hazardous Site’s Response Act (HSRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Recovery Act (CERCLA) is a plus.

  • Develop and implement cost-effective, pro-active compliance strategies and programs for CCR-related regulations and permits.

  • Monitor environmental regulatory activities that impact company operations.

  • Work with regulatory agencies and external groups to promote informed, balanced and science-based regulations and permit requirements.

  • Develop partnerships with all levels of business unit and facilities management to implement low- cost and effective environmental programs.

  • Support the Company's environmental policies in all areas, including environmental stewardship initiatives.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable environmental laws and regulations

  • Demonstrated knowledge with groundwater fate/contaminant transport models

  • Demonstrated knowledge of groundwater statistical methods and analyses

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

  • Ability to work with limited supervision and maintain a flexible schedule which may include non-traditional hours and travel

  • Judgment skills necessary to make decisions, solve problems and implement solutions

  • Project and contract management experience preferred


  • BS or BA degree in geology, engineering or a science related field (i.e. biology, chemistry, environmental science, etc.).

  • Professional accreditations and certifications a plus


  • Experience in interpreting and implementing groundwater compliance programs consistent with environmental regulations. Experience in working with interdisciplinary teams.

  • Experience in interpreting environmental regulations and interacting with regulators


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with internal and external audiences

  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams and resolving conflict

  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple assignments

  • Project management skills including planning, scheduling, budgeting, communicating, and contract administration

  • Proven ability to work with others to achieve common goals


  • Demonstrated focus on Safety

  • Demonstrated leadership on projects involving multiple work groups and departments

  • Exhibit strong initiative and ability to make difficult decisions

  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with company culture - Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

  • Candidate must be committed to safe work practices and recognize personal safety as well as coworkers’ safety as primary importance.

  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.

  • Self-directed with strong initiative.

  • Attention to detail when following processes and procedures

  • Desire and ability for continued career growth and upward potential.

  • Relating and networking

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 an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average. With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

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 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: GPC2006592