Supervising Engineer, T&D Engineering

Date: Jul 16, 2024

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii (HI), US, 96813

Company: hawaiianel

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The P TD TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION ENGINEERING Department of the H ENGINEERING Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 2 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional Supervisor)




Supervises, plans, organizes, coordinates, and manages the overall operations of the T&D engineering section to provide design engineering, project engineering, project management, and general engineering duties in support of the capital construction projects and program, and reliable operations of the island power system of Hawaiian Electric.    Provides technical knowledge, expertise and guidance to the section, and to the Engineering Division. 


  • Supervises, plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the operations of a T&D engineering section to provide design engineering, project engineering, project management, and program management in support of customer service requests, 3rd party telecommunications attachment requests and the Energy Delivery capital construction programs of the of Hawaiian Electric island power system. Promotes and manages process improvements, efficiency improvements, innovative designs, etc. of the section, department, and division.
  • Initiates, assigns, oversees, reviews and approves design, materials, contracts, equipment and construction specifications and standards.  Conducts, reviews and approves engineering and economic studies.  Manages capital expenditures of the section, as well as the capital program budget of the section.  Manages and executes and/or provides direction regarding obtaining consultant resources (master agreements, contracts, new consultants, on-site engineer resources, negotiation of terms, etc.)  Meets, discusses, coordinates and negotiates with parties inside and outside the Company to maintain/expedite progress on projects and programs.  Serves as a technical consultant to the Section, Department, Division, Process Area, and other divisions in Hawaiian Electric. 
  • Develops performance and productivity measurement criteria.  Measures and evaluates progress and performance of the substation engineering section staff and the results obtained, and implements actions necessary to achieve/maintain project and program scope, schedule and budget.  Develops engineers to be technically competent, independent, and to have a clear understanding on the financial aspects of their projects.
  • Manages and administers all personnel matters of an engineering section, including performance appraisals and interviews; recognition of employee achievements; and disciplinary actions.  Develops training and progression plan for engineers.  Ensures the safety and coordinates the training of all personnel under supervision.
  • Ensures section members are aware of the Company’s Policies, Mission, Vision, Values, and are following the culture dimensions to ensure the success of the company and member.
  • 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 practices of power engineering design, project engineering, project management, program management, project/budget planning and forecasting, standards development and construction methods associated with electric utility facilities and systems normally acquired through extensive professional engineering experience.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and procedures as related to specific division and/or department activities.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and related software applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, project management, presentations, and ability to learn additional software tools to perform work.
  • Working knowledge of Company budgeting and forecasting systems and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of business writing, accounting, economics, business law and finance are desirable
  • Supervisory experience is highly desirable.
  • 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

  • Demonstrated supervision and leadership skills, including effective written, oral, listening, presentation and interpersonal skills, in order to work effectively with all levels of the company and with outside contractors, 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 to adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, guide, and prepare engineers and designers to be knowledgeable, proficient, independent, and to gain the leadership qualities necessary to move up to higher positions and become future leaders of the company.  
  • 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.  Must meet the standards for frequent required driving positions stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Driving Positions policy.


Experience Requirements

  • Extensive (8+ years) of relevant engineering experience in the design, project engineering, project management, standards development and construction methods for additions, modifications, extensions, upgrades and arrangements of company generation, transmission, substation, and communication and control systems and facilities, and five (5) years design experience must be in a specific area of expertise. 
  • Supervisory experience is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited engineering school in Electrical Engineering or equivalent of the degree in appropriate education and experience required.  Emphasis in the field of Power System Analysis is highly desirable.
  • State of Hawaii Professional Engineer License in relevant discipline.



Role: Professional Supervisor 

Number of Vacancies: 2 

Location: Honolulu – Oahu 

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the SUPERVISING ENGINEER, T&D ENGINEERING [Req ID 8780] 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

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:

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

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Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii