SCADA Integration Engineer

Date: May 20, 2023

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

Company: hawaiianel

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The P QI SUBSTATION & METER INSTRUMENT & CONTROL Department of the P SUBSTATION & METER Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)



Provides engineering level technical support in the installation, operation, and maintenance of the Energy Management System (EMS) hardware, and computer/electronics equipment.



  • Provides engineering level technical support in the installation, operation, and maintenance of the EMS hardware and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and other computer/electronic equipment.  Performs on-site field work.
  • Runs diagnostic routines and analyzes system malfunctions on front end processors, modems, computer peripherals, remote terminal units, generator control units, generator control panels, transducers, recorders, power supplies, watt-hour meters and relays.  Integrate, test, monitor, and analyze power quality instruments and data.
  • Recommends and implements equipment modifications.  Compiles performance data and performs failure analysis to improve equipment reliability.
  • Develops and reviews test, troubleshooting, alignment, and calibration procedures and analyzes and evaluates test data.
  • Develops circuit diagrams for technicians’ guidance.  Develops diagnostics and implements hardware test equipment for computer and electronic systems.
  • Design, test, document, update, and configure system hardware, communications, telemetry, and operating system software to optimize system control and monitoring applications specific to project design and operating requirements; including configuring, testing, and monitoring Modbus, DNP, Telegyr-8979, TCP/IP, and other protocols.  
  • Knowledge of Networking.  Integration, test and manage telecom equipment including firewalls, switches, and routers.  Perform technical support optimizing system performance and network security which includes data encryption.  Comply with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards, i.e. cyber security pertaining to control systems.
  • Support renewable and green initiatives and smart grid technologies.
  • Instructs personnel in care and safe use of equipment and trains them in using new procedures safely.
  • Coordinates work with other divisions, departments, customers, and manufacturers. Assists engineering departments in special projects
  • Gathers technical data on electronic/digital components and assemblies and establishes alternate sources for substitution.
  • Prepares special reports, makes sketches, graphs, and conducts special tests. Considers and analyzes new technologies.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.



Knowledge Requirements

Thorough working knowledge of digital logic, electronics, electrical engineering fundamentals, and microprocessor based technology normally acquired through college level courses, or equivalent experience.

  • Working knowledge of TTL, MOSFET, CMOS, and IC technology; communications systems fundamentals; and computer operating system firmware and programming languages.  (Assembly, Basic C, Pascal).
  • Working knowledge of SCADA communication protocols including Landis & Gyr 8979, Modbus, and DNP protocols.


Skills Requirements

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to resolve technical problems in the field under adverse conditions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and persuade various groups or individuals.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Must have or be able to qualify for State of Hawaii and HECO driver licenses to accomplish on-site field work.
  • Ability to assume a supervisory role for on-site field work.


Experience Requirements

  • Multiple (5-7) years of engineering experience working with digital and electronic computer and control systems.         


Role: Professional 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: HECO Ward Avenue  – Oahu

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the SCADA INTEGRATION ENGINEER [Req ID 8319] position is 94,100.00 to 120,100.00. 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


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.” 

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