Revenue Protection Investigator - Oahu

Date: Jul 11, 2024

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 CI FIELD INVESTIGATIONS Department of the P SUBSTATION & METER Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)

 

JOB FUNCTION:

Ensures the protection and expeditious recovery of Company revenues resulting from incidences of meter tampering, diversion of electrical current, improper billing, incorrect meter registration and fraud. Researches, assesses need and gathers data to develop, coordinate and implement recommended solutions. Facilitates the development of processes and guidelines for the Customer Services process area, as well as for other areas of the company as necessary. Employee is expected to be available to respond to any incident requiring their assistance 24hrs/day and 7 days/week. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Conducts field investigations to address potential / actual revenue protection, fraud, or other billing, payment, and field issues. Coordinates and/or conducts investigations and documents incidences of meter tampering and electrical current diversion. Works with attorneys, law enforcement agencies and other parties and represents the Company as an expert witness as needed to secure resolution and compliance.
  • Researches and analyzes processes to develop preventive actions and services.  Performs benchmarking, surveying, and costs/benefit/risk analyses for enhanced field operations, efficiency, and effectiveness. 
  • Conducts interviews with customers to gather and/or substantiate evidence of meter tampering, electric current diversion, or fraud. Calculates kilowatt hours to be re-billed.
  • Prepares written correspondence and reports to customers and legal authorities as required. Contact’s customers in person, via telephone, or in writing to discuss and resolve metering or wiring discrepancies. Represents the Company in evidentiary hearings and prosecution.
  • Develops and revises companywide policy and procedure regarding the revenue protection program. Compiles and maintains revenue protection program database. Analyzes data and develops management reports. Keeps abreast of industry best practices. May attend local as well as mainland training courses and conferences to network and keep up to date with industry best practices.
  • Develops, coordinates, and conducts educational training on energy theft such as wiring and meter tampering, prevention and detection of energy theft, proper procedures for reporting lost revenue, etc.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge Requirements

  • Working knowledge of the principles of electric meter function and wiring configurations.
  • Working knowledge of effects of meter alterations and components affecting kilowatt hour registration, normally acquired from successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program in metering or wiring, electrical design, or electrical construction experience.
  • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code and wiring standards.
  • Working knowledge of investigation and documentation procedures.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using various PC software programs (ex. MS office: Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint) for fairly complex applications.
  • Knowledge of facilitation techniques and methods.

 

Skills Requirements

  • Excellent written, oral, and listening communication skills including report writing and technical writing.
  • Ability to work with the highest level of Integrity, Trust & Honesty.
  • Ability to work independently and assertively in pursuing revenue protection investigations.
  • Ability to analyze data and situations, develop solutions, and resolve problems.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, planning, and administrative skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle difficult and/or sensitive issues/information using tact, courtesy, and discretion.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to a wide range of audiences within the company & general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm, patient, and flexible in a demanding work environment and the ability to adapt to continually changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of individuals dealing with sensitive, difficult, or confrontational issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to effectively embrace and support team and management philosophy and goals.
  • Must have or be able to qualify for a State of Hawaii driver’s license in order to travel to various field sites to conduct investigations, interviews. etc.  Must meet the standards for required driving positions stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Driving Positions policy.

 

Experience Requirements

  • Several (3-5) years field experience with electrical meters, or as an electrician, or electrical construction design engineer.
  • Several (3-5) years’ experience in conducting formal investigations.

 

Role: Professional 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Location: Honolulu – Oahu

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the Revenue Protection Investigator - Oahu [Req ID 9102] position is $69,700.00 to $87,100.00. 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.

 

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