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Southern Company Environmental Specialist (Air Quality Programs) in Gulfport, Mississippi

Environmental Specialist (Air Quality Programs)


Environmental Specialist

This position is located in Gulfport, Mississippi

Job Summary :

This position is accountable for reviewing and providing interpretation of certain environmental regulations for the Company and serves as a functional interface to assist departments affected by those regulations. The position also serves as corporate contact with regulatory agencies concerning specific environmental matters and for coordination in the areas of compliance reporting, securing permits/licenses, environmental training, and seeking beneficial changes to environmental regulations.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Environmental Science preferred.

  • Experience in environmental compliance; understanding applicable regulations, permitting programs and electric utility operations

  • Broad/comprehensive knowledge and experience with CEMS, air quality and related functions preferred

  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in environmental related areas is preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, written/oral communication skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with employees, internal customers, and other stakeholders.

  • Motivated, Self -directed team player.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Understand and interpret existing and new assigned environmental regulations and their applicability to Companyfacilities and operations.

  • Develop and implement appropriate compliance strategies for all Company facilities.

  • Manage timely and complete submittal of permit applications, required reports, agency notifications, etc.

  • Continually seek ways to achieve compliance in a manner which considers reliability and operational issues, and costs to our customers.

  • Maintain strong working relationships with state and federal regulators and other relevant stakeholders; negotiatecomplex issues as required.

  • Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction with internal allies and stakeholders.

  • Keep the manager and other management informed of significant issues in a timely manner

Mississippi Power a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at HTTP://WWW.SOUTHERNCOMPANY.COM

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: Mississippi-Coastal Area-Gulfport

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Covey Center - 10406 Lorraine Road (10406GULFPORT)

10406 Lorraine Road

Gulfport, 39503

Req ID: MPC2001754

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