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Designer II / Engineer II

Date: Dec 28, 2021

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.

 

BRIEF POSTING DESCRIPTION:

The P TD TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION ENGINEERING Department of the H ENGINEERING Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 2 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)

 

JOB FUNCTION:

Under direction of higher-level professional engineers, performs design, project engineering, project management, standards development, and general engineering duties in support of the capital construction programs of Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

DESIGNER II

  • Independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables.
     
  • Receives instruction on specific assignment objectives, complex features and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.
     
  • Prepares plans, layouts, design calculations and related engineering design in accordance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.
     
  • Conducts engineering studies, economic studies and field inspections, and prepares associated reports.
     
  • Prepares cost estimates, cash flows, schedules, material and construction specifications and construction contracts for projects assigned.
     
  • Performs project engineering and project management functions on selected projects.
     
  • Coordinates design effects by consulting engineers, evaluates proposals and bids for engineering services and equipment and makes recommendations.
     
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Engineer II

As a fully competent engineer in all conventional aspects of higher assignments, plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Devises new approaches to problems encountered.

 

Independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.

  • Prepares plans, layouts, design calculations, and related engineering design work in accordance Company standards, applicable codes, ordinances and regulations. Develops new or improved techniques and procedures for equipment, material, products, or methods.
  • Performs project engineering and project management functions on large customer service requests and major capital projects for Hawaiian Electric. Works with City/County, State, and Federal government agencies on rules, regulations and permits regarding projects.  Meets and discusses with customers and/or their consultants various service requirement matters. Reviews and approves customer's electrical plans for conformance with all service requirements and established Company standards such as the Electrical Service Installation Manual, EUSERC, and the NEC.
  • Conducts engineering studies, 3rd party telecommunication attachment design reviews, prepares reports, and reviews/comments on technical reports and studies prepared by others.
  • Prepares requests for proposal for engineering services, evaluates proposals and makes recommendations. Directs design efforts by consultants and checks designs prepared by consultants.
  • Develops project schedules and project cost estimates for inclusion in the capital budget. Prepares material, equipment construction specifications for bid, and evaluates proposals and makes recommendations for purchase.
  • Serves as technical consultant to customer planners/designers. Performs computations, such as short circuit current, overcurrent relay, fuse coordination, motor starting, voltage drop, and customer demand load. Assist with application of the Company's tariff, engineering standards, and EUSERC, and the NEC.
  • Conducts field inspections to verify field conditions and check compliance with specifications, then prepares reports of findings.
  • Participates in Company emergency response and other Company activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.
  • Substitutes for Supervisor when the supervisor is away.
  • Understands the Company's Policies, Mission, Vision, Values, and are following the culture dimensions to ensure the success of the company.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

DESIGNER II

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of the theories and principles of engineering acquired through advanced college level courses or equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering design, project engineering, project management and construction methods associated with electric utility facilities normally acquired through extensive (11 years) experience.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, etc.
  • Working knowledge of LEAN continuous improvement principles and best practices to achieve operational excellence.
  • Working knowledge of SafeStart principles and best practices to achieve a safe workplace environment.

 

Skills Requirements

  • Must have or be able to qualify for a current State of Hawaii driver's license to conduct on-site surveys/inspections of projects. Must meet the requirements for required driving positions as stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Company Drivers policy.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and to adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and persuade various groups or individuals.

               

Experience Requirements

  • Extensive (11 years) experience in the design of additions, modifications, extensions, upgrades and rearrangements of company generation, transmission, substation, and communication and control systems and facilities, and three (3) years design experience must be in a specific and relevant area of expertise.
  • A BS degree in engineering in a relevant discipline from an accredited engineering school may be substituted for eight (8) years of experience.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

ENGINEER II

Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited engineering school in Electrical Engineering or equivalent of the degree in appropriate education, or equivalent experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of power engineering design, project engineering, project management, design standards, and construction methods associated with electric utility facilities normally acquired through a minimum of 5 years relevant engineering experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the application of the Company's Tariff, Electric Service Installation Manual, EUSERC, NESC and process/agreements governing 3rd party telecommunication attachments.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and related software applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, and ability to learn additional software tools to perform work.
  • Working knowledge of City/County, State and Federal laws, ordinances, regulations, codes, practices procedures as related to specific projects and assignments.
  • Working knowledge of Hawaiian Electric's Capital and O&M budget procedures strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of System Planning and Protection preferred.
  • Working knowledge of business writing, accounting, economics, business law and finance are desirable.
  • Working knowledge of LEAN continuous improvement principles and best practices to achieve operational excellence.
  • Working knowledge of SafeStart principles and best practices to achieve a safe workplace environment.

 

Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including effective written, oral and listening communications skills and interpersonal skills, in order to work effectively with all levels of the company, with outside contractors and consultants, governmental agencies, community groups and customers.
  • Ability to conceptualize new ideas quickly.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to handle confrontational, difficult and/or sensitive issues. Ability to handle such issues with professionalism while using tact, courtesy and discretion.
  • Demonstrated in-depth analytical and administrative skills for such tasks as preparing and monitoring project requirements and resolving cost and time constraints, conflicting priorities.
  • Must have or be able to qualify for a current State of Hawaii driver's license to conduct on-site surveys/inspections of projects. Must meet the requirements for required driving positions as stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Company Drivers policy.

 

Experience Requirements

  • Multiple 5 – 7 year's of experience in the design of additions, modifications, extensions, upgrades and arrangements of company generation, transmission, substation, and communication and control systems and facilities, or power systems analysis work, and five (5) years design experience must be in a specific area of expertise.
  • State of Hawaii Professional Engineer License in relevant discipline is required in order to stamp drawings and designs required to obtain construction and building permits.

 

Role: Professional 

Number of Vacancies: 2 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Lunch: 30 Minutes

Location: HECO Ward Avenue  – Oahu

 

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 http://hawaiianelectric.com.

 

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:

https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/about-us/key-performance-metrics/financial/affiliate-transactions

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


Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii