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Southern Company Compliance Specialist - Plants Rowan and Cleveland in Salisbury, North Carolina

Compliance Specialist - Plants Rowan and Cleveland


Compliance Specialist

Southern Power Company

Plants Rowan (Salisbury, NC) and Cleveland (Kings Mountain, NC)

The Compliance Specialist maintains knowledge of current environmental health and safety (EHS) laws and regulations and uses that knowledge to ensure compliance with permits, programs, and policies. Interfaces with regulatory agencies and assists with regulatory inspections. Recognizes compliance issues that require attention and addresses them appropriately.


  • 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.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. preferred

  • Previous experience in writing and delivering presentations. preferred

  • Proficient use of computer applications and knowledge of budgeting processes. preferred

Some Travel may be required up to 25%.


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

  • Investigates 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.

  • 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 SCG EHS policies and procedures.

  • Helps to develop plant specific guidelines and action plans and conduct training to plant employees.

  • Serve and/or share system ownership responsibilities.

  • 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/FRP, universal waste, etc.
    1. Safety - Site security, training, safety PM’s, SDS administrator (3E), contractor compliance management, etc.
    1. 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: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: North Carolina-Salisbury Area-Salisbury

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

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

Req ID: SPC2000292

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