Lead Technical Svcs Engineer (Oahu)

Date: May 13, 2023

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii (HI), US, 96814

Company: hawaiianel

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The P BM STANDARDS ENGINEERING Department of the H ENGINEERING Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)



Under the general direction of the Principal Technical Services Engineer, directs and reviews the standards development, design, project engineering, project management, and general engineering duties in support of the capital construction, operations and maintenance programs of HECO, MECO and HELCO.



  • Prepares work programs for and leads, instructs, coordinates and directs assigned staff in their performance of the following assignments:
    • Prepares engineering and construction standards and related engineering work in accordance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations and appropriate industry standards.
    • Prepares material, equipment and construction specifications for use in the Company’s Energy Delivery System.
    • Evaluates and makes recommendations of new materials, equipment, processes and technologies for use in the Energy Delivery Systems of HECO, MECO and HELCO.
    • Provides technical information and consultation services to the engineering, construction, operations and maintenance personnel at HECO, MECO and HELCO.  Conducts and/or arranges technical training and information briefings.
    • Conducts engineering studies and prepares reports.
    • Conducts or arranges for research and development, as required, applicable to the Company’s Energy Delivery System.
  • Reviews and approves standards, specifications, plans, designs, layouts, design calculations and other related engineering work.
  • Researches, coordinates and directs complex or novel technical assignments expected to result in new or improved engineering designs or construction practices or standards.  Serves as a technical consultant to the Division, the Engineering Department, other HECO departments, MECO and HELCO.
  • Meets, discusses and coordinates with parties inside and outside of Company to maintain/expedite progress on projects and programs.  Performs site inspections as necessary.
  • Conducts, reviews and approves engineering and economic studies and makes recommendations on proper course of action.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.



Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and theories of engineering, normally acquired through college level courses or equivalent experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of standards development, engineering design, project engineering, project management, and construction methods associated with electric utility Energy Delivery facilities normally acquired through extensive relevant professional engineering experience.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, etc.
  • Working knowledge of City, State and Federal laws, regulations and procedures and industry standards as related to electric utility energy delivery facilities and activities.
  • A BS degree in engineering in a relevant discipline from an accredited engineering school or equivalent.
  • State of Hawaii Professional Engineer License in relevant discipline.


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.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and conceptual skills to manage simultaneously a variety of projects, programs and assignments.
  • 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.
  • Must have or be able to qualify for a State of Hawaii driver's license to complete site inspections.  Must meet the standards for frequent required driving positions stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Driving Positions policy.


Experience Requirements

  • Extensive (8+ years) relevant professional engineering experience in the development of engineering and construction standards for the company’s transmission, distribution, substation, and communication and control systems and facilities.

Role: Professional 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 6:15 am - 2:45 pm

Location: HECO Ward Avenue  – Oahu

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the LEAD TECHNICAL SVCS ENGINEER [Req ID 8313] position is 103,500.00 to 134,400.00. 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 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:


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

Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii