Southern Company Waste & Permitting Supervisor - Environmental Affairs in Atlanta, Georgia

Waste & Permitting Supervisor - Environmental Affairs



This position is responsible for providing leadership and management to a team of employees within Environmental Affairs in a safe and productive work environment. The supervisor is responsible for setting and communicating clear team goals, fiscal accountability, providing performance feedback with high expectations of developing a high performing and accountable team. In addition, this individual will serve as a spokesperson for the department and the company; interface with local, state, and federal agencies related to the company’s facilities and compliance with environmental regulations; and develop input into and monitor development of environmental regulations This position is responsible for managing and implementing environmental compliance programs and policies for Georgia Power’s Permitting and Waste programs, ensuring visionary strategy, developing and maintaining performance metrics, astute compliance with regulations, and optimization of utilization and cost management. The programs include waste management (hazardous/special wastes) and solid waste permitting and compliance (private industrial waste landfills and surface impoundments). The position will also support/manage safety programs, public announcements and messaging. This person will manage a team of policy and permit engineers supporting private industrial waste landfills and ash pond closures, waste specialists, and groundwater specialist responsible for supporting groundwater compliance at CCR, waste, and remediation facilities.


A BS/BA degree with relevant experience is required. The incumbent must have a strong emphasis on safety, and a demonstrated record in managing groups with excellent safety performance. Comprehensive knowledge of relevant state and federal environmental regulations, direct experience obtaining state and federally issued permits, direct experience working with leadership and technical staffs including regulatory agencies. Expert knowledge in one to several of the desired areas could deem incumbent sufficiently qualified.

Comprehensive understanding of the federal and state CCR Rule, federal/state regulations including TSCA, RCRA, CERCLA (etc.) and Georgia’s solid waste Act and regulations. Related work experience in these areas is preferred, particularly related to the regulated utility industry. Experience in contracting and management of multiple 3 rd party technical services providers, as well as internal technical services is required.

Must exhibit and require that team members follow Our Values, demonstrated performance management skills, metrics for accountability and driving successful business results, and focus on developing diverse talent within the organization. The incumbent should be able to demonstrate the ability to: troubleshoot complex problems, lead an organization through change, coordinate, plan, and budget for the organization fiscal as well as leadership skills.



  • Provide leadership to Georgia Power business units to maintain land environmental regulatory compliance. This includes formulating, implementing, and communicating environmental policies, strategies, programs, guidelines, and activities as it relates to land issues and waste compliance for the Company. This also includes obtaining and maintaining appropriate permits, licenses, and approvals which meet regulatory requirements and minimize costs to the Company.

  • Responsible for Georgia Power’s current and future CCR permitting and compliance strategy and implementation. This includes federal and state CCR rule compliance as well as permitting of all CCR surface impoundments and CCR landfills including ground water compliance strategies.

  • Provide leadership and direction for contract management, invoice processing, compliance with Supply Chain requirements as it pertains to the issuance of bids, bid evaluations, and contractor selection including Supplier Diversity tracking as part of this process.

  • Participate or serve in leadership roles in internal as well as external organizations to maintain partnerships which foster positive relationships within the company, as well as governmental agencies, industry, and public interest groups.


  • Proven ability to influence others to achieve results (peers, internal customers, external customers).

  • Proven ability to challenge and promote excellence and continual improvement through innovation, including the use of existing and new technologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clear expectations and provide timely and candid feedback; create and demonstrate team ownership and accountability.

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

Behavioral Attributes

  • Demonstrate, promote, and commit to Safety Excellence

  • Able to lead and develop a diverse workforce, maximize team effectiveness, set high expectations of themselves and those around them and hold employees accountable.

  • Lives “Our Values” as a matter of personal habit.

  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism in external settings.

  • Demonstrated excellence in both verbal and written communications.

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 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):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2006591