The supervisor is responsible for developing and implementing robust air emissions testing, monitoring, and reporting strategies to ensure compliance with state and federal permit and regulatory requirements for our fossil fueled generating units. This position is responsible for developing and leading a team of Environmental Specialists and Analysts, setting and communicating team goals, providing performance feedback, and developing and managing a budget. This position is also responsible for managing testing and monitoring contractors and working with power generation facilities and SCS personnel to meet compliance requirements and/or optimize operational performance. In addition to GPC, this team supports Southern Power Company and is often called on to provide expertise to other Southern Company operating companies.
Experience & Education
Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or related field.
5 years of experience in the Electric Utility Industry preferred.
Experience with emissions monitoring and testing, power generation, and environmental compliance preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Leadership skills – provide supervision, performance management, training and work direction.
Knowledge of monitoring equipment and capabilities, EPA test methods, generating unit operations, emissions control equipment, and the environmental regulatory requirements impacting these facilities.
Ability to provide innovative and cost-effective services to meet the customers’ needs.
Ability to accurately estimate project costs and manage expenditures in accordance with project budgets.
Ability to provide project management for several ongoing projects.
Strategic planning, goal setting, and tracking skills.
Ability to manage departmental budget and costs.
Possess excellent verbal and writing skills in order to communicate clearly and effectively with customers, team members, and regulators.
Demonstrates interpersonal and leadership behaviors consistent with the Southern Style.
Provide excellent customer support (dependability and accuracy).
Provide ongoing support to Southern Company Generating Facilities, Environmental Affairs, and Management in the areas of: 1) Compliance with monitoring and reporting requirements of the Title V permits, Acid Rain, CSAPR, and MATS rules, 2) Installation, start-up, certification, operation, quality assurance, and troubleshooting of Traditional (SO2, NOx, CO2, etc.), Mercury and Particulate Matter (PM) CEMS, PEMS and Process Monitoring equipment (FGAS & MFGAS) and 3) Emissions, Performance, and Optimization Testing.
Provide in-house Emissions Testing Services for initial and ongoing compliance demonstrations.
Develop procedures and equipment that provide a high degree of accuracy while reducing test time and unit costs (AGC, fuel costs, etc.).
Maintain Quality Manual and personnel certifications per EPA requirements.
Provide oversight for testing contractors performing EPA Information Collection Request (ICR), compliance, performance and optimization testing to insure compliance with EPA reference methods.
Track and maintain knowledge of new and changing regulatory requirements, providing comments to draft and new regulations in support of the company’s efforts.
Develop and implement monitoring, reporting and testing strategies for new generation and retrofit projects during the design process. Provide ongoing support to project management throughout the construction and startup phases for installation, start-up and certification testing of new monitoring equipment.
Provide and maintain Quality Assurance Plans that meet State and Federal regulatory requirements.
Maintain an extensive knowledge of monitoring equipment, software and emerging technologies for emissions and process monitoring to:
Provide recommendations on new and replacement equipment.
Interface with manufacturers and system integrators to improve equipment operations and reliability.
Update Maintenance Manuals for monitoring equipment.
Develop innovative strategies for improvements in unit and control equipment operations to reduce costs.
Establish and maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment that encourages honesty, respect, open communications, fairness, and integrity.
Performance management – Develop & train a high performing team and manage work load across the group.
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.