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Southern Company Compliance Specialist (Plant Bowen) in Cartersville, Georgia

Compliance Specialist (Plant Bowen)


Compliance Specialist

Plant Bowen

Cartersville, GA


The Compliance Specialist maintains knowledge of current environmental laws and regulations as they apply to the plant and uses that knowledge to ensure compliance with permits and regulations, interfaces with corporate and regulatory agencies, and ensures appropriate notification for incidents of non-compliance.  Recognizes safety and environmental compliance issues that require attention and proactively addresses them.  The successful candidate will model Our Values and lead by example. This position will be comprised of Industrial Hygiene Programs, Water Programs, Air Programs and Ash Pond and CCB Storage Management.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for environmental programs as assigned, conducting Safe Dams and SPCC/BMP walk down, CCR Inspections, Self-Assessments, program audits, conducting compliance training, and acting as a back-up to other compliance programs.  The position requires on-call duty rotation for nights and weekends and is subject to call out on weekends, nights and holidays. 

This position will be filled at a level dependent on applicable experience.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, or related field; orequivalent experience required.

  • Project management experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of power plant operations is strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a group setting is required.

  • Effective communication skills required.

  • Experience conducting Maximo Compliance self-assessments is desired.

  • Current certifications in the areas of: Audiometric Testing, Respirator Fit Testing, Water/Wastewater License, Level 1A Erosion/ Sedimentation Inspector, Method 9 Visual Emission, Safe Dams Inspection Training is desired.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of PSM programsis strongly desired.

  • Experience in writing, reviewing, and revising procedures is required.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, including interfacing with employees, contractors and regulatory agencies is required.

  • Must be self-directed with excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Proven ability to work effectively across organizations is strongly desired.

  • Provide compliance in areas of Water withdrawal, NPDES, Land, Waste programs, Industrial Hygiene and Air as assigned.

  • Experience in providing safety guidance and solutions per company’s guidelines and programs.


  • Ensures compliance with all Environmental, Health, Safety, and Fire programs as assigned.

  • Responsible for compliance training (Including scheduling, tracking, developing training plan, etc.).

  • Assist Compliance team in investigating non-compliance incidents and ensuring notification of appropriate regulatory agencies, performing environmental sampling, and performing daily rounds and inspections.

  • Deliver presentations to internal and external groups to inform them of various environmental and compliance issues. Conduct classroom compliance training.

  • Document and maintain records to verify compliance.

  • Support community outreach programs.


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

  • Ability to interact effectively with regulatory agencies and citizens in the community

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrate “Our Values” (Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment)

  • Be a self-starter who demonstrates leadership and takes ownership in order to complete multiple work assignments with minimal supervision

Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-North Georgia-Cartersville

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Plant Bowen - 317 Covered Bridge Road, SW (317CARTERSVILLE)

317 Covered Bridge Road, SW

Cartersville, 30120

Req ID: GPC2008313