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Associate General Counsel or Senior Associate General Counsel

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii (HI), US, 96813

Company: hawaiianel

We recognize our competitive advantage -- our people. We believe in our people, who share our vision of meeting the needs of our employees, customers, and communities and who carry out the continued success of the company.

 

Our employees are committed to the company's foundational values: integrity, excellence, teamwork, environmental stewardship, and community commitment. In turn, we invest in our employees, providing opportunities for challenge and advancement and offering a competitive compensation package.

 

Posting End Date: 08/17/2022 at 11:59PM HST

 

BRIEF POSTING DESCRIPTION:

The Legal Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has one (1) Management vacancy available at either the Associate General Counsel or Senior Associate General Counsel with an Emphasis on Experience with complex commercial transactions (whichever level is most suited to the qualifications of the applying candidate). (Role: Professional) 

ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL
 

JOB FUNCTION:

Provide in-house legal services for the benefit of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light and monitor work assigned to outside counsel.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide legal services to Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light (the Companies), including evaluation of complex legal issues and assessment of risk, in a wide range of areas, including business and corporate law (with an emphasis on corporate and commercial transactions  and corporate liabilities), federal contracts and federal grants, public utility regulation, labor and employment law, environmental regulation, real property, construction law, securities, finance, compensation and benefits, legislation, litigation, intellectual property, information technology, telecommunications, privacy and data protection law; develop preventative law programs including training to assist operational managers and their staffs in the handling of their work; advise officers, managers and employees regarding new laws, legal trends, cases and policies pertinent to the Companies.
  • Provide work direction and/or monitor work performed by outside attorneys to ensure use of the same is efficient and provides high value; assist in monitoring and managing outside counsel costs, including invoice reviews. Direct, provide guidance to and monitor work of Legal Department Legal Assistants.
  • Participate as a legal adviser on task forces, committees and special projects. Effectively communicate with senior management on legal issues and risks, including preparing and delivering presentations. Advocate the companies’ positions externally. 
  • Assist in the development of the companies’ policies, procedures, and strategies. In addition, assist in developing and implementing policies, procedures and systems for provision of legal services and monitoring of potential areas requiring legal review.
  • Handle routine matters in court or before governmental administrative agencies.
  • As assigned, participate as member of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and/or Hawaii Electric Light Incident Management Teams (or similar team), or provide support to same as needed.
  • Provide such other services as attorney’s abilities, education, and experiences enable attorney to perform.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge Requirements

  • Law degree, membership in the Hawaii State Bar Association and license to practice law in Hawaii (license to practice law and in good standing in another state will suffice pending admission to Hawaii bar).
  • Thorough knowledge in commercial and business law (particularly contract law).
  • General knowledge and familiarity with the legal areas listed in the job requirements and specialized knowledge in one or more of such areas.

 

Skills Requirements

  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, meet deadlines and delivery a high quality work product.
  • Ability to make mature, experienced business and legal judgments and apply strategic thinking.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, persuasively, logically and succinctly (both verbally and in writing).
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Company's Core Values (Safety, Aloha, Integrity and Excellence).
  • Demonstrates a strong customer (internal and external) orientation and the ability to generate strong internal client satisfaction.
  • In depth analytical, organizational and conceptual skills to handle various projects and programs.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and research legal issues affecting the Companies, and make recommendations to resolve or address the issues. Ability to identify legal options and provide creative solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to make quick decisions on multiple topics on routine basis.

 

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 years of legal experience required.

 

 

SENIOR ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

 

JOB FUNCTION:

Provide in-house legal services for the benefit of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light and monitor work assigned to outside counsel.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide legal services to Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light (the Companies), including evaluation of complex legal issues and assessment of risk, in a wide range of areas, including business and corporate law (with an emphasis on corporate and commercial contracts and corporate liabilities), public utility regulation, labor and employment law, environmental regulation, real property, construction law, securities, finance, compensation and benefits, legislation, litigation, information technology, intellectual property, telecommunications, privacy and data protection law; develop preventative law programs including training to assist operational managers and their staffs in the handling of their work; advise officers, managers and employees regarding new laws, legal trends, cases and policies pertinent to the Companies.
  • Provide work direction and/or monitor work performed by outside attorneys to ensure use of the same is efficient and provides high value; assist in monitoring and managing outside counsel costs, including invoice reviews. Direct, provide guidance to and monitor work of Legal Department Legal Assistants.
  • Participate as a legal adviser on task forces, committees and special projects, providing creative problem-solving and strategic direction as appropriate, with minimal oversight from supervisor. Effectively communicate with senior management on complex legal issues and risks, including preparing and delivering presentations. Advocate the companies’ positions externally. 
  • Assist in the development of the companies’ policies, procedures, and strategies, providing creative problem-solving and strategic direction as appropriate, with minimal oversight from supervisor. In addition, assist in developing and implementing policies, procedures and systems for provision of legal services and monitoring of potential areas requiring legal review.
  • Handle routine matters in court or before governmental administrative agencies with minimal oversight from supervisor.
  • As assigned, participate as member of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and/or Hawaii Electric Light Incident Management Teams (or similar team), or provide support to same as needed.
  • Provide such other services as attorney’s abilities, education, and experiences enable attorney to perform.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge Requirements

  • Law degree, membership in the Hawaii State Bar Association and license to practice law in Hawaii (license to practice law and in good standing in another state will suffice pending admission to Hawaii bar).
  • Demonstrates broad knowledge of energy law and/or law applicable to one or more specialized practice areas listed in job requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge in commercial and business law (particularly contract law).
  • General knowledge and familiarity with the other legal areas listed in the job requirements.

 

Skills Requirements

  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, meet deadlines and deliver high quality work product with minimal oversight by supervisor.
  • Ability to make mature, experienced business and legal judgments and apply strategic thinking.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, persuasively, logically and succinctly (both verbally and in writing) for a variety of audiences in appropriate language (business and/or technical).
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Company's Core Values (Safety, Aloha, Integrity and Excellence).
  • Demonstrates a strong customer (internal and external) orientation and the ability to generate strong internal client satisfaction.
  • Competency in key areas of management and leadership expertise including: superior interpersonal skills, effective relationship and conflict management skills, communication skills, and ability to guide and motivate others in the organization.
  • Ability to prioritize and oversee multiple projects and remain flexible in a demanding and dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to maintain direction and focus and display objectivity and a positive attitude even when placed under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to be a team player, work collaboratively, and delegating work and responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Ability to mentor and train others.
  • In depth analytical, organizational and conceptual skills to handle various projects and programs.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and research legal issues affecting the Companies, and make recommendations to resolve or address the issues. Ability to identify legal options and provide creative solutions

 

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years of legal experience required, with a minimum of three years of concentration in one or more of the specialized practice areas listed in the job requirements.

Role:  

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Location: HECO ASB Tower – Oahu 

Salary Range: The salary range for the Associate General Counsel position is 130,600.00 to 169,800.00The hiring range for the Senior Associate General Counsel position is 147,300.00 to 195,300.00 The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. 

 

Interested individuals who are employees of affiliate companies should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skills/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualifies him/her for the position.

 

Should there be no candidates with this experience, the company may consider applicants without such experience who meet the knowledge/skill requirements. If such a candidate is hired, he or she will initially be placed on a development plan commensurate with his/her education and experience level.

 

Applicant Certification
By submitting an application for the position, candidates:
1. Authorize the Hawaiian Electric Industries to confirm all statements contained in the application and/or any materials submitted and made a part of the application as they relate to the position and to the extent permitted by law;
2. Authorize and consent to, without reservation, the Hawaiian Electric Industries sharing any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;
3. Release, discharge, and hold harmless, Hawaiian Electric Industries, from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company;
4. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer; and
5. Authorize, direct, and consent to Hawaiian Electric Industries and/or its authorized agents to conduct investigations into candidates' background. These investigations may include, but are not limited to searches for information about applicants; record of criminal convictions to the extent permitted by law, education records, professional certifications, personal character references, and employment history.

 

EEO Statement
Hawaiian Electric Industries an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), ancestry/national origin, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws. We further encourage individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.

 

Hawaiian Electric Industries complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any request for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the candidate to the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.

Affiliate Disclaimer
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (“HEI”) is a parent holding company of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Limited, and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (“Utilities”). The Utilities are regulated by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”). The disclosure relating to Affiliate Transaction Requirements that follows is made pursuant to the PUC’s Decision and Order No. 35962, issued on December 19, 2018, and subsequently modified by Order No. 36112, issued on January 24, 2019 in Docket No. 2018-0065.

If you are currently or have previously been employed by the Utilities, and are hired by HEI, for a period of one year, you cannot appear in negotiations or otherwise interact directly with the Utilities or work on the same matter(s) that you worked on while with the Utilities. If you are hired by HEI, please inform HEI of your prior employment by the Utilities to ensure regulatory compliance.

 

 

 

 


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