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Project Analyst (Maui or Hawaii County)

Date: Jan 12, 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.

 

External Posting End Date: 01/25/2022 at 11:59 PM HST

 

BRIEF POSTING DESCRIPTION:

The Transmission & Distribution Eningeering Department of the Engineer Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has one (1) Management vacancy available. This position may be filled on Maui or Hawaii Island. (Role: Professional)

 

JOB FUNCTION:

Develops consistent capital expenditure financial forecasts and reports among engineers tri-company. Monitors projects, communicates with engineers and updates project schedules, budget files and reports. Develops and prepares project-related information, reports, and analyses to assist and support engineers. Performs project and program work order closing activities. Manages work orders under Division programs to ensure timely closing and to cancel and transfer costs of inactive requests. Manages exception reports with engineers. Develops metrics, analyses and reporting to measure performance and provide the leadership team information to manage the Division.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops consistent capital expenditure financial forecasts and reports among engineers tri-company. Monitors projects, communicates with engineers and updates project schedules, budget files and reports. Develops and prepares project-related information, reports, and analyses to assist and support engineers to communicate to other process areas, directors and executives. Researches and prepares project accruals and variance reporting in line with financial requirements.

 

  • Performs project and program work order closing activities including updating system/database milestones and status, property accounting system updates, procurement reconciliation and accounting/business closeout. Provide engineers with cost breakdown and comparison to budget for management reporting. Manages work orders under Division programs to ensure timely closing and to cancel and transfer costs of inactive requests. Manages exception reports with engineers to ensure variance explanations and closing activities are completed by deadlines.

 

  • Develops metrics, analyses and reporting to measure performance and provide the leadership team information to manage the Division. Works with Division staff to develop and document project financial related processes and procedures. Compiles and reports data for special reports, SOX compliance, audit requests and continuous improvement events.

 

  • Responsible for billing and reconciling project payments from developers/ customers. Prepares reconciliation and subsidiary reports to ensure accurate and timely refund of developer's/customer's advance payments. Coordinates and audits billings for governmental agencies of In-Kind Contributions-In-Aid-of-Construction (CIAC) for financial and tax purposes. Compiles and prepares accounting entries for In-Kind CIAC.

 

  • Supports non-design customer requests by preparing standardized estimates, sending proposal letters and creating and issuing work orders to operations. Assist engineers with preparing RFP bids for routine contracted construction work.

 

  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.

 

  • Understands the Company's Policies, Mission, Vision, Values, and are following the culture dimensions to ensure the success of the company.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of personal computers and related software applications such as: Excel spreadsheets including pivot tables, MS Word, MS Project, Power Point, MS Access, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of accounting, including general ledger, cost accounting and capital budgeting systems normally acquired though college level courses or significant equivalent experience.
  • Accounting treatment (capital, expense, clearing, PEWON, CWIP, plant addition)
  • Working knowledge of Company and department financial policies and procedures, particularly as applicable in the context of program and project procedures, processes and authorizations.
  • Familiar with project hierarchy and code block formats.
  • Thorough knowledge of critical path scheduling using MS Project is desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of Company forecasting, reporting and enterprise work management/finance software applications, and has the ability to comfortably navigate through various screens and reports.
  • Basic understanding of the following:
    • Engineering and construction practices
    • Facilities siting and permitting process
    • Electric transmission, substations, and distribution systems
    • Utility operations
    • Utility regulation
  • General knowledge of project management principals, and engineering and construction practices of transmission and distribution and/or generation projects.
  • 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

  • Computer: Significant experience or training with personal computers and related software applications such as project scheduling/management, spreadsheets, databases, word processing, etc.
  • Analytical: Advanced ability to create and interpret trends, models, forecasts, and simulations.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Ability to understand and accurately define problems, analyze and synthesize information, identify and evaluate solution options, and render sound decisions. Basic ability to conceptualize new ideas and deal effectively with incomplete, inconsistent, or conflicting information.
  • Decision Making: Strong ability to select a course of action among several options. Ability to be a self-starter with little direction
  • Communication: Strong written, oral, and listening communication skills. Intermediate ability to articulate ideas and concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Personal: Advanced ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, and manage time and work to complete tasks and meet deadlines, while handling multiple assignments and remaining flexible and adapting to changing priorities.
  • Interpersonal: Strong ability to relate to and interact with other people to reach objectives. Appreciates the agendas and perspectives of others. Develops effective give-and-take relationships.
  • Professionalism: Strong ability to handle difficult, confrontational, sensitive, and/or confidential issues and information with tact, courtesy, discretion, respect, and fairness.
  • Team Collaboration: Strong ability to function effectively in a team environment and contribute to team process and decision-making
  • Internal and External Relationship: Strong ability to develop/maintain strong, positive relationships with Company leadership and management as well as leaders and members of the community and government.

 

Experience Requirements

  • Several years (3-5) experience in accounting and forecasting systems and capital project budgets.
  • Several years (3-5) of experience or demonstrated ability with computers, information systems, and software applications including MS Project and Excel.
  • Several years (3-5) of analytical experience or demonstrated ability preferably with data and/or projects.
  • Few years (1-3) of experience utilizing project management techniques.
  • Must have or be able to qualify for a State of Hawaii driver's license. Must meet the standards for required driving positions stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Driving Positions policy.

 

Role: Professional

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Lunch: 30 Minutes

Location: Maui County or Hawaii Island

 

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