Southern Company Environmental Affairs Lab Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

Environmental Affairs Lab Analyst



The Environmental Laboratory provides analytical services for facilities owned or operated by Southern Company and its subsidiaries. This position will perform chemistry analyses related to NPDES, remediation, closed cooling water, and groundwater monitoring using automated UV/VIS, ion selective electrode, and mercury analyzer for customers including Generation, Southern Nuclear, and Southern Company Services (SCS). Additionally, the position serves as analytical program manager for customer projects and back-up for analyses throughout chemistry including metals and ion chromatography. This position may also provide analytical support in chemistry, radiochemistry, fuel, and dosimetry for analytical services. These analyses are provided to help the company meet or exceed environmental compliance with state and federal regulations and the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program ( NELAP ).


  • Commitment to Safety Excellence and Southern Style (Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment).

  • BS degree in Chemistry or related science preferred.

  • Environmental laboratory experience with a variety of general chemistry instrumentation including automated UV/VIS, ion selective electrode, and mercury analyzer as well as handling, preparing, and analyzing various environmental samples according to EPA, ASTM, or other protocols; experience with quality control requirements for analytical methods.

  • Experience in chemical nomenclature, instrumentation, and inorganic analytical methods including EPA methodology supporting NPDES, RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, and EPA Solid Waste - 846 methods (Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods).

  • Computer proficiency using instrument and data management software and the ability to write internal procedures using regulatory analytical methods.

  • Use technical procedures to perform analyses, troubleshoot, and solve technical issues for customers.

  • Ability to interface with a variety of internal/external work groups and plant personnel, as well as with regulatory or external agencies.

  • Understanding of OSHA laboratory safety requirements under 40 CFR 1910.


  • Work safely, identify and implement corrective actions for unsafe working conditions.

  • Partner with customers to provide cost effective analytical services for compliance reporting to help ensure the Company maintains compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Conduct diverse complex chemical analyses using a variety of laboratory instrumentation and analytical methodology; ensure analytical methods comply with accreditation and regulatory requirements.

  • Prepare and analyze inorganic and organic samples and interpret results according to operating procedures and applicable standards (EPA and ASTM methodology).

  • Serve as technical expert and project manager for analytical services, which involves working with internal customers, accreditation agencies and regulatory groups to provide cost-effective compliance solutions.

  • Develop and maintain analytical methods and internal procedures to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements and enhance the lab’s quality system.

  • Establish and evaluate instrument and process quality control.

  • Manage logistics and customer interface for samples to meet quality requirements and customer needs.


Commitment to Our Values; commitment to excellence; customer focus; ability to produce high quality work in an efficient manner; ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines; demonstrate initiative and flexibility; build positive relationships; team player; demonstrate personal responsibility; enthusiastic; positive attitude; willingness to learn.

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.4 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 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

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, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Environmental Lab - 2480 Maner Rd SE (2480ATLANTA)

Atlanta, 30339

Req ID: GPC2005713