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Southern Company Compliance Team Leader (SPC Plant Harris) in United States

Compliance Team Leader (SPC Plant Harris)


Compliance Team Leader- Plant Harris


The Compliance Team Leader is responsible for providing leadership to the Compliance program at Plant Harris. This position will ensure that the plant is in full compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations and laws, with the end result being the protection of the environment, and the safety and health of employees. In addition, the Compliance Team Leader will be responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on plant compliance programs that help to ensure safe, reliable, efficient operation and maintenance of a combined cycle power plant. The specific areas of compliance include, but are not limited to; environmental, health, safety, NERC, security, fire protection, water chemistry, accounting/SOx, contractor compliance, grounds maintenance and inventory/procurement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science or Engineering Preferred

Job Experience Required

  • Knowledge and/or experience in managing and ensuring adherence to compliance programs (air, land, water, waste, etc.)

  • Experience working in a power plant or other industrial environment

Job Experience Preferred

  • Experience working with state and local environmental regulatory agencies

  • Experience in environmental compliance monitoring and reporting, safety program development and implementation, safety procedure implementation (Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, Hot Work, etc.)

  • Experience in management of a water chemistry program and chemistry technician experience is a plus

  • Experience working with budgets and budget constraints is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of federal, state and local regulations regarding safety, environmental compliance and physical security for a facility (OSHA, EPA, ADEM, FERC/NERC, etc.)

  • Strong knowledge of industrial water chemistry program preferred

  • Working knowledge of power plant operations and maintenance practices preferred

  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills, along with a demonstrated ability to display sound judgement

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, is required, along with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within an organization

  • Must have the ability to work with people to achieve organizational objectives and high employee morale

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team

  • Basic computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) required; Experience with work management software (i.e. Maximo) preferred

Job Responsibilities & Requirements

  • Ensure adherence to all company policies and applicable laws/regulations

  • Must understand customer power purchase agreement commitments and work to meet these requirements while maintaining 100% compliance

  • Provide leadership, coordination and planning for the compliance team and plant to ensure all safety and health, environmental, and regulatory requirements are achieved

  • Effectively interact with the plant leadership team and employees, Southern Company corporate office and plant employees, external support organizations, regulatory agencies, and community representatives

  • Actively participate in the Southern Power Compliance ORB (Operating Review Board)

  • Serve as a liaison for Environmental Affairs, plant leadership and system owners on compliance issues

  • Provide leadership for plant technicians

  • Engage in performance management and development of employees

  • Perform on-call team leader responsibilities as scheduled

  • Assume responsibility for on-site activities, including serving as back-up to the other members of the plant leadership team, as necessary

  • Responsible for ensuring/increasing compliance awareness, supporting all corporate Environmental, Health and Safety initiatives and providing onsite compliance training for plant employees

Other Attributes

  • Must demonstrate Southern Company values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Must be able to support a 24/7 schedule, including holiday, shift work and extended workdays when necessary

  • Must be able to handle complex, pressure situations in a changing environment

  • Must be a constructive participant in a diverse team environment and build positive relationships with all team members

  • Must be highly motivated and be able to complete multiple work assignments with minimal supervision

  • Some overnight travel, up to 35%, is required

Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: United States

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Other Locations: Alabama-South Alabama-Autaugaville

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Autaugaville Cmb Cycle Plt - 600 County Road 41 (600AUTAUGAVILLE)

600 County Road 41

Autaugaville, 36603

Req ID: SPC2000193

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