Environmental Affairs Lab Analyst

Georgia Power Company
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Environmental Affairs Lab Analyst



The Georgia Power Environmental Laboratory provides analytical services for facilities owned or operated by Southern Company and its subsidiaries. This position will perform chemistry analyses related to REMP, NPDES, remediation, closed cooling water, and groundwater monitoring for customers including Generation, Southern Nuclear, and Southern Company Services (SCS). This position may also provide analytical support in radiochemistry, fuel, and/or dosimetry. These analyses are provided to help the company meet or exceed environmental compliance with state and federal regulations. The GPEL has accredited programs through the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).


  • BS degree in science field (Chemistry degree preferred).

Experience / Knowledge & Skills
  • Experience in a National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) or other highly regulated laboratory environment strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Inductively Couple Plasma (ICP) and/or ICP-Mass Spectrometry (MS) is preferred. However, environmental laboratory experience with a variety of general chemistry instrumentation, such as: ion selective electrode (ISE), mercury analyzers (CVAAS and CVAFS), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Ion Chromatography (IC), or Gas Chromatograph (GC) will be considered.
  • Mechanical aptitude and/or "hands on" troubleshooting/repair of sensitive analytical equipment preferred.
  • Wet chemistry experience preferred (pH, ammonia, alkalinity, turbidity, etc…)
  • Handling, preparing, and analyzing environmental samples according to EPA, ASTM, or other protocols.
  • Experience with quality control requirements for analytical methods.
  • Experience in chemical nomenclature, instrumentation, and inorganic analytical methods including EPA methodology supporting NPDES, RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, and EPA Solid Waste - 846 methods (Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods).
  • Must have excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Ability to interface with a variety of internal/external work groups and plant personnel.
  • Must be able to drive new initiatives and processes related to area of responsibility.
  • Must have computer proficiency utilizing instrument and data management software as well as the ability to write internal procedures using regulatory analytical methods.
  • Use of technical procedures to perform analyses, troubleshoot, and solve technical issues.
  • Work safely, identify and implement corrective actions for unsafe working conditions.
  • Understanding of OSHA laboratory safety requirements under 40 CFR 1910.

  • Partner with customers to provide cost effective analytical services for compliance reporting.
  • Prepare and analyze inorganic and organic samples using a variety of laboratory instrumentation and analytical methodology. (EPA and ASTM)
  • Ensure analytical methods comply with accreditation, permits and regulatory requirements.
  • Interpret results according to operating procedures and applicable standards (EPA and ASTM methodology).
  • Develop and maintain analytical methods and internal procedures to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements and enhance the lab's quality system.
  • Manage logistics and customer interface for samples to meet quality requirements and customer needs.


Our Values; commitment to safety excellence; customer focus; ability to produce high quality work in an efficient manner; ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines; demonstrate initiative and flexibility; build positive relationships;value diverse and incluse work practices; be a team player; demonstrate personal responsibility; enthusiastic; positive attitude; willingness to learn.

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 the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the Company on Facebook ( Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower ), Twitter ( Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower ) and Instagram ( Instagram.com/ga_power ).

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.


Job Field: Environmental & Forestry

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Environmental Lab - 2480 Maner Rd SE (2480ATLANTA)

Atlanta, 30339

Req ID: GPC2007881