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Southern Company Compliance Specialist (SPC Plant Rowan & Plant Cleveland County) in Salisbury, North Carolina

Compliance Specialist (SPC Plant Rowan & Plant Cleveland County)


Compliance Specialist

Plant Rowan & Plant Cleveland County


Maintains knowledge of current environmental health and safety (EHS) laws and regulations as they apply to Plant Rowan and Plant Cleveland County, and uses that knowledge to ensure compliance with permits, programs and policies. Interfaces with regulatory agencies and ensures notification of the appropriate agency(s) in cases of non-compliance. Recognizes compliance issues that require attention and addresses them appropriately. Has a broad knowledge of all plant compliance programs (air, land, water, waste, contractor compliance and safety) and assists in ensuring all programs are met.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Technology or related field, or equivalent experience preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of current EHS laws and regulations as they apply to the plant is preferred.

  • Some knowledge of power plant operations.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with employees.

  • Previous experience in writing and delivering presentations.

  • Proficient use of computer applications including Maximo and knowledge of the budgeting process.

  • Some travel will be required, 25%


  • Ensures compliance with permits, programs and policies by monitoring equipment, sampling, data acquisition, and interfacing with plant personnel and contractors.

  • Investigates non-compliance incidents, ensures notification of appropriate regulatory agencies takes place, and directs the work activities of contractors and employees in emergency situations.

  • Coordinates projects, including interfacing with employees, contractors, and regulatory agencies.

  • Assists Compliance Team Leader with EHS program management, including routine site assessments, and Compliance ORB assessments responsibilities.

  • Develops and tracks short and long-term budgets to ensure that necessary funds are available to meet current and future environmental needs.

  • Assists with the training of plant personnel in compliance related programs and issues.

  • Ensures compliance with all Southern Company Generation EHS policies and procedures. Helps develop plant specific guidelines and action plans.

  • Support system ownership responsibilities, which may include SCR, Fire Protection, etc.

  • Serve as plant wellness coordinator and be an active participant in the plant safety committee.

  • Assists compliance team leader with the following programs such as but not limited to:

  1. Environmental- NPDES, waste disposal and management, used oil, SPCC, Stormwater, universal waste, etc.

  2. Safety- Site security, training, safety PM’s, SDS administrator (3E), contractor compliance management, etc.

  3. Health- Audiograms, fit testing, PPE inventory, gas monitors, lab draws, flu shots, etc.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

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

Job Field: Legal & Compliance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: North Carolina-Salisbury Area-Salisbury

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Other Locations: North Carolina-Charlotte Area-Charlotte

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Rowan - 5755 NC 801 Hwy (5755SALISBURY)

5755 NC 801 Hwy

Salisbury, 28147

Cleveland County Co Gen Facility (134Grover)

134 Banks Road

Grover, 28086

Req ID: SPC2000082

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