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Director, Enterprise Architecture and Planning

Date: Aug 5, 2022

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

Company: hawaiianel

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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: 08/19/2022 at 11:59PM HST



The P EF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING Department of the P ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Director)



Manage a portfolio of large, critical enterprise change efforts to achieve strategic objectives, in partnership with business leaders. Ensures alignment between the business and technology through the management and maintenance of the Enterprise Architecture. Provide consolidated oversight of the overall enterprise performance management (e.g., business process, data analysis, and project/portfolio management) and the management of other key projects/programs/initiatives across the company. Oversee the use of standard enterprise architecture, data analysis, and performance management practices and tools to effect needed changes. Lead staff and other Performance Leaders, Project/Portfolio Managers, and support personnel, and guide the development of enterprise architecture, business & data analysis, and performance/project management skills, tools, and standards.



  • Builds effective partnerships with executives, directors, and managers throughout Hawaiian Electric Industries, and Hawaiian Electric. Learns the capabilities, challenges, and goals of client organizations. Assures alignment with overall corporate and CIO objectives.
  • Supports the formulation of the companies' and the CIO's strategic goals, and in the identification of change efforts to realize them. Participates in determining how best to assist in managing these change efforts.
  • Leads the design, staffing and ongoing development of the Enterprise Architecture & Planning Department (EAPD). Ensures group uses industry best practices, externally referenced benchmarks, and others practical experiences in execution of its services (i.e., enterprise architecture, enterprise project and portfolio management, business analysis & process improvements, data & analytics, business continuity, CIO finance, license & vendor management).
  • Lead and/or provide oversight and assistance to teams that provide business process, project/program/portfolio management and supporting resources to selected major enterprise projects/programs/initiatives as requested. Provides oversight and ensures that an overall plan encompassing all major change efforts across the three companies.
  • Provides facilitation and support to corporate investment governance process in collaboration with the Budget Office. Supports the consolidation of performance statuses and assessments for tracking and reporting purposes. Identifies opportunities to leverage common resources, and to avoid inter-project/program/initiative resource or dependency conflicts. Escalates issues requiring executive attention as appropriate to ensure the success of our change efforts.
  • Builds and aligns technology to business capabilities. Ensures that the technologies are supportable and optimal in enabling the business. Promotes the use of automation and enables greater technology cohesion and understanding in the business.
  • Champions continuous process improvement on the quality and efficiency of performance management. Leads the conduct of after-action reviews of completed projects to determine which practices and tools to promote more broadly, and which need improvement. Provide leadership and coaching to support an engaged, high performing culture. Exhibit the highest levels of leadership and guidance to develop an expectation and culture of cooperation, teamwork, and customer excellence with all levels of the Companies. Maintain highest levels of accountability and responsibility for development of staff and provide appropriate disciplinary responsibility for their teams. Continuously improve the operating performance, customer, and employee satisfaction of assigned organization; mentor encourage, reinforce, recognize, and reward assigned employees for doing the same.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.



Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of enterprise architecture, performance management tools and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of organization change management concepts.
  • Working knowledge of the role of information and operational systems in the enterprise.
  • Working knowledge of the major elements of the electric utility business, especially in a regulated environment, is highly desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of corporate planning, budgeting, and control principles and practices.
  • Knowledge in context of the utility business is highly desirable.


Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to manage challenging projects/programs/initiatives successfully.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships with business leaders at all levels of the organization. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and persuade various groups or individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of professionals through challenging times to successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to build great teams, and to mentor the professional development of individual team members.
  • Demonstrated effective written, verbal and listening communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with customers, regulators, contractors, consultants, suppliers, government agencies, labor unions, community groups, and other business partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to make good decisions quickly and with limited information, to monitor results, and to refine or revise decisions based on observed outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle difficult and sensitive interpersonal issues effectively, yet compassionately, using tact, courtesy, and discretion.
  • Analytical and conceptual skills to assess issues, to recommend and implement appropriate actions.
  • Demonstrated ability to digest complex issues and challenges into simpler and succinct communications that makes the issues at hand understandable and relevant to the specific target audience.


Experience Requirements

  • Ten (10) or more years experience in the management or oversight of large enterprise change initiatives, preferably involving the use of information/operational technology in a regulated electric utility business.
  • Seven (7) or more years experience in the management of performance management leaders, data & analytics teams, project/portfolio/process managers, technology/business architects, and multiple, interdependent projects/programs/initiatives.
  • A Master's degree in business, engineering, computer science or a related field or equivalent; advanced training in business administration or enterprise architecture is desirable.
  • A Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, computer science or a related field or equivalent.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) is required.
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt is required.
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt is desirable.
  • Certified Enterprise Architect (Open Group) is desirable.
  • Fifteen (15+) years' experience in managing/directing teams.


Role: Director 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Location: HECO Alii Place  – Oahu

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the Director, Enterprise Architecture and Planning [Req ID 7311] position is $130,600.00 to $169,800.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. The hiring supervisor is JASON E BENN.


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