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Southern Company Environmental Analyst/Specialist/Engineer – Air Monitoring and Testing in Atlanta, Georgia

Environmental Analyst/Specialist/Engineer – Air Monitoring and Testing



This position location will be in Atlanta, GA. Office location is negotiable with the Georgia Power footprint.

Relocation assistance MAY be available for this position IF needed and IF you qualify.

JOB SUMMARY: The position will be responsible for establishing, enhancing, and/or maintaining Air Emissions Testing capabilities within the Georgia Power Air Monitoring and Testing organization, and provide testing services for Georgia Power and Southern Power generation facilities, with an emphasis on safety and quality. The individual will serve in a variety of testing-related roles, including overseeing compliance testing programs ensuring Georgia Power and Southern Power receive quality, defensible data which meets or exceeds the State or Federal requirements; serving as project manager, test team member, quality manager, and/or technical director; reviewing, documenting, maintaining, developing, and/or enhancing testing processes and equipment; serving as a subject matter expert on emissions testing and measurement (both methods and compliance requirements) to constructively inform permit applications and air quality policy.

The individual may also provide quality testing support to any Georgia Power and Southern Power generation facilities for project support, turbine tuning, vendor guarantees, research applications, or other testing activities.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: ( Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)

  • BS in Engineering, Science, Environmental Studies, or related field preferred, or equivalent job experience in stack/emissions testing will be considered.

  • At least 5 years previous emission testing experience preferred with a minimum of 3 years’ experience as the Project or Test Team Leader to include emission testing in the Utility Industry performing stack emissions testing as required by 40 CFR Part 75, and Part 60 to demonstrate compliance with State and Federal requirements .

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds using ergonomic practices

  • Must have a safe driving record with ability to obtain a CMV license


  • Skills should include development of test plans, project costs, regulatory interface, and report writing/technical review.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Detailed knowledge of test methods, related laboratory analytical methods, emissions testing-related regulations, and equipment and instrumentation

  • Strong troubleshooting abilities to maintain and repair test equipment

  • Strong data analytics skills and ability to use data analysis tools, such as Excel

  • The individual must have current QSTI Qualification for test groups 1 and 3, or 5, or must be willing to obtain the QSTI certification upon 3 months of employment. QSTI Qualification for test groups 2 and 4 are preferred but not required.


  • Safety focused

  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Our Values

  • Provide excellent customer support, both dependability and quality.

  • Team-oriented and communications focused

  • Initiative

  • Leadership

  • Attention to detail, process, and quality


  • A focus on workplace safety, housekeeping, and test equipment upkeep.

  • Good communication & interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service.

  • A well-developed work ethic and ability to deliver high quality analytical results in a timely and organized manner.

  • Strong computer skills (i.e., Excel, Word, etc.)

  • Experience in troubleshooting and maintaining complex analytical systems used for emission sampling and data handling

  • Tolerance for working at elevation for extended periods of time.

  • Personnel and practical management skills.

  • Coordinate equipment and personnel mobilization with test team members and facility contacts.

  • Complete test programs including the preparation and review of test plans and emission test reports which meet all required QA and mandated reference method and performance specification criteria.

  • Interface with State and Federal auditors.

  • Work closely with Georgia Power Air team members.

  • Coordinate with Plant Operations and Fleet to enable test program schedules.

Travel Required: Approximately 75 percent travel is required

Union Covered: No

Shift: Day Job

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Work Location: Environmental Lab, 2480 Maner Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 - Negotiable within Georgia Power footprint


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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 (NYSE: SO ) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at .

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, 75 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Environmental Lab - 2480 Maner Rd SE (2480ATLANTA)

Atlanta, 30339

Req ID: GPC2009018