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Southern Company Compliance Specialist (Coastal Generation) in Rincon, Georgia

Compliance Specialist (Coastal Generation)


Compliance Specialist - Plant McIntosh

Rincon, GA


This position maintains in-depth knowledge of current environmental regulations and laws as they apply to the plant and uses that knowledge to ensure compliance with permits and regulations. The Compliance Specialist interfaces with corporate and regulatory agencies and ensures notification of the appropriate agency in cases of non-compliance. Recognizes environmental compliance issues that require attention and proactively addresses them. Champions the plant’s compliance and environmental initiatives.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or related field or equivalent experience preferred

  • Experience in interpreting environmental laws and regulations, collecting and analyzing data. Compliance Specialist will typically work in one or more of the following areas.

  • Air Programs (Title V, MATS, TIER II, TRI, RICE/MACT, CEMS/PEMS) as they apply to a fossil generation plant

  • Water Programs (NPDES, Drinking, Surface Water Withdrawal, Groundwater, Stormwater, Dredging, SPCC, FRP)

  • Waste Programs (Hazardous, Non-Hazardous, Universal, Used Oil)

  • Land Programs (Coal Combustion Residual-CCR)

  • Industrial Hygiene

  • Other Programs (Process Safety and Risk Management Plans, NERC ERO/CIP)

  • Knowledge of power plant operations (environmental controls, SCR) is preferred

  • Must have good problem solving/analytical skills and be able to troubleshoot complex systems

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Previous experience creating and delivering presentations

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications

  • Knowledge of Self-Assessment processes (Maximo, Enablon) preferred

  • Experience with other company specific software such as Maximo, Oracle, Primavera, Browz and Bridge is preferred

  • Previous project management experience preferred

  • Capable of working efficiently and effectively across multiple departments


  • Ensure compliance with permits by gathering data, performing necessary environmental sampling, monitoring equipment and interfacing with plant personnel and contractors

  • Document and maintain records to support environmental and regulatory compliance

  • Investigate non-compliance incidents, ensure notification of appropriate regulatory agencies, and direct the work activities of contractors and employees in emergency situations

  • Coordinate and manage environmental projects, including interfacing with employees, contractors, and regulatory agencies

  • Understand budgets and assist the team in ensuring environmental consumables, testing, and permitting projects are funded

  • Interface with corporate environmental affairs and regulatory agencies

  • Prepare and submit all routine regulatory reporting for compliance programs

  • Train plant personnel on compliance related issues and conduct annual compliance training

  • Assist in writing plant environmental compliance procedures, action plans and guidelines

  • Ensure assigned plant specific compliance plans are reviewed and current

  • Coordinate environmental stewardship events

  • Perform self-assessments on plant environmental programs developing strategies and procedures to maintain compliance

  • Ensures compliance with all air, water, waste, and spill prevention programs including handling, packaging, and disposal

  • Ensures compliance with assigned programs including testing, reporting and permitting

  • Organize and maintain electronic and hard copy compliance files and records

  • Must be available for callouts, nights and weekend work and overnight travel

This position has responsibility for multiple sites:

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  • Consistently demonstrate Our Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance & Total Commitment

  • Ability to handle complex, high-pressure situations in a changing work environment

  • Effective interpersonal skills required with the ability to interact with others in a positive manner

  • Must be a self-starter who demonstrates leadership and takes ownership in completing multiple work assignments with minimal supervision

  • Leads by example

  • Must practice a "One Team Mindset

Georgia Power Company has classified this position as “Safety Sensitive” and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments.

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 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 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 (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Job Field: Legal & Compliance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Rincon

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

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: GPC2009029