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SR REGULATORY ANALYST

Date: Jan 21, 2023

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 NQ REGULATORY NON-RATE PROCEEDINGS Department of the P REGULATORY NON-RATE PROCEEDINGS Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)

 

JOB FUNCTION

Provides input to the development of the Company's policies relating to regulatory affairs, and substantive direction for the development, preparation, submission, presentation, and execution of  dockets, investigations, and other major regulatory matters before the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”).  Reviews and prepares applications, written testimonies, and other regulatory documents and recommends revisions to be consistent with Company policy, Hawaii regulatory law, and regulatory decisions in other jurisdictions.  Assists in the development, interpretation, and administration of the Company’s tariffs.   

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Leads the preparation and presentation of dockets to meet the Company’s need for timely PUC approvals, including serving as liaison with external stakeholders to facilitate completion of required work, developing schedule for preparation of and ensuring timely submission of requisite documents, and preparing witnesses for appearance at PUC evidentiary hearings.  Coordinates, manages and implements the organization, production and distribution/transmission of printed and electronic copies of filing materials in accordance with applicable Commission rules.
  • Leads the development of regulatory strategy and Company positions, and drafts, reviews and edits applications, written testimonies, exhibits, work papers and other regulatory documents to maximize persuasiveness for  significant investigations and other regulatory proceedings and recommends changes to be consistent with Company policy, PUC rules, Hawaii regulatory laws, and regulatory decisions in other jurisdictions.
  • Performs similar and incidental duties as required, including development and maintenance of favorable relationship with PUC and Consumer Advocate and ensuring adequate compliance with regulatory filing requirements.
  • Assists in the administration of and provides technical advice and information to company staff members, PUC staff, CA staff, and the general public on regulatory and tariff matters (e.g., rule interpretation, re-writing rules as necessary, serving as the office of record for tariffs, ensuring timely and accurate administration of tariff changes), particularly with respect to Company Rules.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge of the principles of accounting and finance usually acquired through college level courses or related experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of regulatory principles and practice, particularly as it relates to Hawaii preferred
  • Working knowledge of economics, engineering, planning, regulatory law, and/or statistics
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and related software applications, such as spreadsheets, work processing, etc.

 

Skills Requirements

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with all levels of Company personnel, Public Utilities Commission staff, Consumer Advocate staff, and other State and County staff.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • In depth analytical, organizational, and conceptual skills to handle various projects and programs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and persuade various groups or individuals.

 

Expereince Requirements

  • Multiple years (5-7) of related regulatory experience, preferably in matters before the Hawaii PUC, or an equivalent agency with ratemaking jurisdiction for electric utilities.

  • Multiple years (5-7) of related business and technical experience, preferably in such occupational areas as engineering, accounting, budget and planning, rate analysis and design, regulatory affairs, economics, or finance.

 

Role: Professional 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lunch: 30 Minutes

Location: HECO Alii Place  – Oahu

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the SR REGULATORY ANALYST [Req ID 8072] position is 92,300.00 to 117,700.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. The hiring supervisor is KEVIN M KATSURA.

 

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