Business Analyst (Energy Delivery)

Date: May 21, 2023

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.


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The P 2Z VP ENERGY DELIVERY Department of the P VP ENERGY DELIVERY Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)




Supports tri-company Power Supply with critically evaluating information gathered from multiple sources, reconciles conflicts, decomposes high-level information into details, abstracts up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguishes user requests from the underlying true needs.  Investigates business systems, identifies options for improving business systems and bridges the needs of the business with the use of technology as applicable.  Works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to processes, policies and systems; in order to re-engineer processes used to increase productivity and capability. Completes analysis to understand business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and works with the business to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.  Assist in the development, preparation, submission, presentation and execution of rate cases, significant investigations, and other regulatory matters before the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”).  Reviews and prepares written testimonies, exhibits, work papers and responses to regulatory and investigative concerns. Serves on company incident command/emergency response team as required.



  • Contributes to the development and implementation of initiatives to improve Power Supply policies, procedures, and practices related to the rate case product and process, including identification of cost efficiencies, cost effectiveness, and prepare cross-functional benchmarking reporting and metrics across Power Supply.  Lead and support annual benchmarking continuous improvement efforts, working closely with management teams overseeing strategic initiatives to track and report cost savings efforts.  Analyze data and trends, and support efforts to incorporate use of data in performance measurement, management audits, continuous improvement.
  • Develops and prepares monthly financial reporting for Power Supply.  Provides monthly reports, UI Planner updates, monitor, and analyze financial performance, work with key stakeholders to identify root causes for discrepancies, support the implementation and reporting of cost containment and efficiency measures, and other financial analysis as required.  Ensures compliance with all Corporate, federal financial and regulatory requirements. 
  • Configures and manages project information and management systems including development of project hierarchies, opening projects and subprojects, establishing work orders, setting up Ellipse interfaces and work management system interfaces, and creating and maintaining MS Project schedules.  Reviews accounting practices to ensure compliance with Management Accounting policies and guidelines, including monthly, quarterly and year-end closings and accruals. Assist with re-engineering and/or streamlining of business processes and the development of the needed justification for change (people, process, technology, and culture).
  • Coordinates and provides substantive contribution to the development, preparation and review of work papers supporting financial budgets and forecasts for Operations, including applications for capital projects requiring regulatory approval, determination of staffing requirements, outside services, materials, tools, materials inventory, and other areas, as required.
  • Provides substantive support and direction in the development, preparation, submission, presentation and execution of submissions for significant investigations and other regulatory matters before the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”), including testimony, exhibits, work papers, and information request responses.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.



Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, finance and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Thorough knowledge of developing operational budgets and forecasts
  • Thorough knowledge of preparing audit work papers and exhibits
  • Working knowledge of financial information systems and forecasting software applications
  • Working knowledge of engineering concepts, power supply operations, economics, planning, regulatory law, and/or statistics, (several areas preferred)
  • Working knowledge of personal computers, enterprise resource planning systems, and mainframe systems
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge level of Microsoft Office applications (i.e., MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, etc.)
  • Familiarity or ability to learn the PUC regulatory process in Hawaii
  • Familiarity or ability to learn utility accounting, finance, and rate-making principles
  • Familiarity with applicable state and federal financial regulations and laws
  • Ability to learn company specific software applications and databases


Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrate strong analytical, organizational, and conceptual skills .
  • Demonstrate the ability to take complex technical or engineering concepts, statistical data and industry specific information and write comprehensive documents that are easy to read and comprehensible by all audiences (public, regulators, legislators or other interested parties).
  • Demonstrate excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.  Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with all levels of Company personnel, regulatory commission staff and Consumer Advocate staff, is required.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities and assignments.


Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, engineering, economics, business statistics or any combination of one or more of the following:
    • CPA with Big 4 public accounting experience (4-6 years+)
    • Multiple years (5-7 years+) of operational experience
    • Regulatory experience (3-5 years), preferably in matters before the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, or an equivalent agency, with ratemaking jurisdiction for electric utilities
  • Master’s in Business Administration, preferred
  • Technical writing experience, highly desirable
  • Six Sigma or lean principles experience highly desirable



Role: Professional 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: HECO Ward Avenue  – Oahu

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the BUSINESS ANALYST (ENERGY DELIVERY).S2953 [Req ID 8326] position is 84,000.00 to 107,200.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. 


About Hawaiian Electric Companies
Hawaiian Electric Companies provide electricity and services to 95 percent of the state's 1.4 million residents. The company is also one of the state's leading employers and a major contributor and supporter of community and educational programs.


The demand for power that has fueled the growth of the Hawaiian Islands has been met by Hawaiian Electric Companies for well over a century. And as the next millennium unfolds, the company is committed to providing quality service and seeking clean local energy sources to power generations of Hawaii families and businesses to come. Visit us at


Interested individuals 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 Companies 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 Companies 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 Companies, 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 Companies 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 Companies is 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 Companies 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 Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light (“Company”) are Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) regulated companies. 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.

By submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate, said Affiliate will be required to make a one-time payment to the Company in an amount up to twenty-five percent (25%) of your base annual compensation.  

In addition, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate or an Affiliate-Related Entity, for a period of one year, you cannot appear in negotiations or otherwise interact directly with the Company or work on the same matter that you worked on while with the Company. 

Affiliate is defined as “any person or entity that possesses an ‘affiliate interest’ in a utility as defined by section 269-19.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), including a utility’s parent holding company, except as otherwise provided by HRS section 269-19.5(h).”

Affiliate-Related Entity is defined as “a third party that provides electricity-related services in a regulated utility’s service territory that has a material financial, operational, or ownership interest with an unregulated affiliate of the utility and of whom the utility has reasonable knowledge.” 

For a current list of all Affiliates and Affiliate-Related Entities, please see:

This list may be amended, updated or revised from time to time without notice.  

Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii