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Southern Company Compliance & Governance Environmental Field Specialist (Multiple Positions Based in Various GA Locations) in Atlanta, Georgia

Compliance & Governance Environmental Field Specialist (Multiple Positions Based in Various GA Locations)


Compliance & Governance Environmental Field Specialist - Multiple Positions Available

There are multiple positions available, based across the state of Georgia (GA).**

Please read the job description carefully. There are MINIMUM experience requirements.

Please also note; You MUST have the ability to maintain a flexible schedule..... which may include non-traditional hours and travel across the state .

Travel for this position includes being onsite/present in multiple facilities in GA. ** There will be limited overnight travel.


The Compliance & Governance Environmental Field Specialist will serve as a support resource for Georgia Power to ensure we're meeting our compliance obligations today and preparing for our needs of the future. This (these) positions will focus on our environmental compliance programs and will support overall governance and be responsible for communications, implementation of programs and technologies (Enablon), training, mitigations, guidance, and other functions as needed.

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

  • BS or BA degree in science related field (i.e., Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Management, Engineering. etc.) or related field or equivalent work-related experience highly preferred.

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in one or more of the following areas required:

  • Environmental compliance, environmental project management within one or more of the medias (Air, Land, Water, Waste, CCR), power generation, transmission and/or distribution operations, emergency response and planning, compliance with regulatory statutes, policies, and procedures.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills with the ability to influence.

  • Strong judgement and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage issues in a timely manner

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations

  • Experience coordinating, planning, and/or delivering training, communications and/or guidance on new or existing processes

  • Demonstrate ability to become proficient and utilize various technologies and/or database systems such as Excel, Enablon, etc. and deliver reports/ metrics.

  • Demonstrate commitment to achieving excellence in safety and promoting health and wellness.

  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule which may include non-traditional hours and travel across the state.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Specify major duties performed by the successful candidate:

  • Build and maintain relationships with key customers and peers to ensure environmental policy and procedure understanding and active compliance is consistently executed

  • Provide training and support for our Environmental Management System (EMS) & Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) Enablon including serving as a power user for the compliance technology tool (Enablon)

  • Identify and communicate best practices for continuous improvement and sharing purposes as appropriate with other field specialists

  • Serve as facilitator between sites and medias as needed

  • Lead new site pilots and support throughout site adoption process of the EMIS

  • Provide both new risk identification and continuous improvement loops through informal programmatic reviews of internal process and procedures such as program reviews

  • Be able to obtain and/or maintain certifications (waste (DOT (full), DOT 181, RCRA and HAZWOPER, etc.)

  • Be a credible and knowledgeable spokesperson on issues, products, and operations involving Environmental Affairs, Georgia Power and/or Southern Company in external settings.

  • Serve as primary support contact in a defined region and backup other field specialists as needed.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the company’s values– Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Enhance and foster a culture of safety, trust, diversity and inclusion, continuous improvement, customer service and employee development.

  • Committed to producing high quality work in an efficient manner; demonstrates initiative and flexibility; builds positive relationships; works effectively with others in a team environment; takes personal responsibility for successes and failures; enthusiastic; positive attitude; willing to learn

  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism in external settings

  • Ability to influence decisions and others to achieve results (peers, internal customers)

  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to address and discuss technical issues

  • Self-directed with strong initiative


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: GPC2009339