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Southern Company Environmental Affairs Analyst/Specialist/Engineer - Air Monitoring & Testing in Atlanta, Georgia


This position location will be in Atlanta, GA. The exact office location is negotiable within the Georgia Power footprint.

Relocation assistance MAY be available dependent upon candidate’s job experience and skillset, IF needed and IF you qualify.

Please Note: There will be up to, approximately, 75% travel associated with this position, primarily in GA.**

Please be sure to read the Fleet Driving information carefully, at the bottom of this posting, before applying.

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 (including external contractors/testing firms), 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 and project management of external contractors for 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 Manager or Test Team Leader/Technical Director 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 scheduling, 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 (Including certifications)

· 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.

· Capable of contracting, managing, and performing oversight of external testing firms/contractors.


· 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.

· Effective communication (Internally & externally)


• 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.

This position has been identified as a role that will require the use of a Georgia Power fleet vehicle. The following will be required if you are selected for this position:

  • Must have at least one year of verifiable driving experience (Must hold a valid driver’s license for the class vehicle to be operated. Driving permits are not typically considered a valid driver’s license).

  • Must have no revocation of driving privileges within the 36 months prior to application, no convictions of major traffic violations (DUI, hit and run, reckless driving, etc.) within the 12 months prior to application, or any pending charges for a major traffic violation at the time of application.

  • Must consent to a continuous monitoring of your Motor Vehicle Record

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 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 a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 6115

Job Category: Environmental & Forestry

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power