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Southern Company Environmental Specialist - Plant Farley in Columbia, Alabama

Environmental Specialist - Plant Farley


Environmental Specialist (Plant Farley)

We currently have an opportunity located at Plant Farley for an Environmental Specialist. This position reports to the Chemistry manager.

Job Summary

The duties of the site Environmental Specialist are to provide oversight and support of the environmental programs at Plant Farley. In addition, this position is responsible for actively performing inspections and taking environmental samples to ensure world class performance of our site environmental programs.

This person will maintain knowledge of current environmental laws and regulations as they apply to the plant and use that knowledge to ensure compliance with regulations and permits. This position is responsible for interfacing with regulatory agencies during on-site inspections and is expected to recognize regulatory issues that require attention and address them appropriately.

Job Experience and Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or a related field is strongly preferred.

  • PE certification or CHMM is a plus.

  • 5 or more years of related experience is preferred

  • Power plant chemistry and/or power plant environmental programs is preferred.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications desired.

  • Experience with industrial safety or industrial hygiene is a plus.

  • Must be able to pass a background screening check. All SNC employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing and must be able to obtain unrestricted access at all three SNC facilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Familiarity with environmental, transportation, wildlife, and corps of engineer programs at a nuclear utility site is preferred. (NPDES, CAA, SPCCP, Stormwater, Drinking Water, RCRA, DOT)

  • Handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Investigates non-compliance incidents and directs the work activities of contractors and employees in emergency situations.

  • Writes and reviews plant compliance procedures, instructions, and guidelines.

  • Site contact for emergency response to spills and releases and may be contacted after hours and off days.

  • Performs specific environmental tests and maintains current knowledge of other tests to ensure they are performed correctly.

  • Ability to analyze complex problems and use problem solving techniques to reach acceptable solutions.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Holds self and others accountable for superior results modeling a commitment to excellence.

  • Ensures compliance with permits by monitoring equipment and interfacing with plant personnel and contractors.

  • Interfaces with regulatory agencies during on-site inspections.

  • Able to achieve and sustain results.

  • Able to be a strong team player and have a bias for action.

  • Respects the dignity of every individual and encourages different views

  • Assumes personal responsibility for individual, program and business success

  • Puts safety as the first priority in all activities

  • Works through conflicts to achieve superior results

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

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a super-regional energy company with 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC Wireless, and Southern Telecom. Southern Company brands are synonymous with excellent customer service, high reliability, and prices that are 15 percent below the national average.

Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace


Job Field: Environmental & Forestry

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Plant Farley - 7388 North State Hwy 95 (7388COLUMBIA)

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2005457

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