Environmental Waste Specialist or Engineer (Can Be Based Anywhere in GA)

Atlanta, GA

Environmental Waste Specialist or Engineer

Please Note: This position will require you to travel to Georgia Power facilities across the state of GA up to 75% of the time, including some overnight travel (approximately 25%).

** This position can be based ANYWHERE in the state of GA.

** Relocation assistance may be offered if needed and if you qualify.

Please see the driving policy listed at the bottom of this job description.


Georgia Power is hiring a Mid-Level Environmental Waste Specialist to join our Environmental Affairs Team. This role focuses on developing and applying waste compliance strategies for our operations. We are looking for someone detail-oriented, curious, and interested in continued career growth in the environmental waste and sustainability field. You will work closely with our team, regulators, consultants, and vendors.


  • Direct experience with regulations, training, and reporting requirements of RCRA, EPCRA, and DOT (HAZMAT & Transportation).

  • Working knowledge of TSCA and CERCLA including SARA.

  • Get and maintain environmental permits, licenses, and certifications.

  • Maintain our waste guidance materials.

  • Monitor environmental legislative and regulatory activities that impact company operations.

  • Support personnel with waste compliance for our operations.

  • Collaborate with our team to find and apply cost-effective environmental solutions.


  • Over 5 years of environmental waste management.

  • Understand environmental laws and regulations.

  • Excellent writing and speaking skills; ability to explain technical details to both experts and non-experts.

  • Ability to work with limited supervision and maintain a flexible schedule which may include non-traditional hours (occasional nights or weekends) and travel.

  • Decision-making and problem-solving ability.

  • Project and contract management a plus.

  • A degree in engineering or science (biology, chemistry, environmental science).

  • Experience in generation or power delivery and EMIS systems is a plus.


  • Follow our core values of Safety, Inclusion, Integrity, and Performance.

  • Work well in teams and on your own.

  • Keen to grow in your career.

  • Good at building relationships and networking.

** 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 www.GeogiaPower.com and connect with the Company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).

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 www.southerncompany.com.

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: 4909

Job Category: Environmental & Forestry

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power