Supervisor, Resource Planning - Oahu

Date: Jul 21, 2024

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

Company: hawaiianel

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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.


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The P ZB RESOURCE PLANNING Department of the P OPERATIONS PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional Supervisor)



Supervises, directs, and monitors effectiveness of the activities of the planning Division to ensure that projects and tasks for the construction, installation, inspection, and maintenance of the company's transmission and distribution facilities, are planned to maximize resource utilization, ensure efficiency, and may be performed in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.



  • Manages, directs, and monitors the department’s activities for capital, system, and corrective and predictive maintenance demands to insure optimization of internal resources, forecasted capital and O&M budgets and variances remain within acceptable limits, and alignment with company/department goals and objectives. Conducts on site field investigations as needed.
  • Analyzes department’s labor and non-labor resources to organize, prioritize, and schedule O&M and capital work activities, including various projects, preventive maintenance programs, condition assessment programs and other related maintenance activities to ensure system availability and reliability, and forecasted capital and O&M budgets and variances for the department remain within acceptable limits. Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Supervises, directs, and monitors work of assigned personnel to ensure that planning of projects and tasks for the construction, installation, inspection, and maintenance of the company’s transmission and distribution facilities, maximize utilization of available resources, and may be performed in a safe, timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. This includes administrative functions such as preparing performance appraisals, conducting interviews, reviewing timecards, etc. Promotes teamwork and self-directed workforce to support quality initiatives and Company values.
  • Analyzes, monitors, and assists in the development of the department’s O&M forecasts including recommendations to determine appropriate staffing, tooling, and material requirements.
  • Plans, schedules, and conducts meetings (including safety, training, informational, etc.) to encourage/foster lines of communication between various levels of the workforce and to maintain, increase and/or improve workforce knowledge and skills; manages performance of employees, trains and develops personnel towards an effective and skilled workforce.
  • Interacts with all employees and other internal and external suppliers and customers in a positive, supportive, and collaborative manner, to ensure the fulfillment of company strategic objectives.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.



Knowledge Requirements

  • Working knowledge of the operational aspects of overhead and underground transmission & distribution systems and how they apply to planning and scheduling safe and effective work projects.
  • Working knowledge of transmission & distribution construction and maintenance procedures and work practices or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and related software applications (i.e., spreadsheets, word processing, work order management system, scheduling system, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of union contract, Company policies, and Department policies/practices.
  • Thorough familiarity with applicable state and federal regulations/permits, laws, and codes.


Skills Requirements

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with various levels and groups of the organization, both bargaining unit and merit, verbally and in written communication.
  • Ability to be pro-active and self-directed.
  • Supervisory/leadership skills and abilities to work with a variety of individuals occasionally dealing with sensitive, difficult, or confrontational issues.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities and assignments.
  • Ability to handle difficult or sensitive issues 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 or required driving positions stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Driving Positions policy. These standards may be adjusted periodically to meet business and safety objectives.
  • Effective process management skills to organize resources and activities in order to improve and integrate work processes.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills to assess the demands of the work, recommend proper actions, and handle multiple systems, projects and programs with minimal supervision.


Experience Requirements

  • Extensive (5-7 - 7) years of exprience in T&D operations and maintenance and/or engineering design experience in overhead and underground transmission (138 Kv and 46 Kv) and distribution (25 Kv and below) or related electrical experience.
  • Several (3 - 5) years of related work experience in a supervisory or Team Lead capacity.
  • Several (3 – 5) years of project management experience preferably with an electrical utility.
  • A few (1-2) years of related experience in preparing operating budgets and managing expenses.


Role: Professional Supervisor 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Location: Honolulu – Oahu

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the SUPV, RESOURCE PLANNING [Req ID 9062] position is $96,000.00 to $122,500.00. 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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