Superintendent, T&D Operations - Maui

Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: Kahului, Hawaii (HI), US, 96732

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.



The M ZC TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS Department of the P T&D OPERATIONS Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Manager Supervisor)



Provides overall leadership and professional guidance,  sets strategic direction and garners necessary support to achieve the Operating Division’s goals and objectives of providing superior technical  services. Leads and oversees the Division’s succession planning goals and efforts and ensures optimal staffing and utilization of resources.



  • Identifies and sets goals and objectives, and formulates the strategic direction to meet operating needs and enhance the core competence of the Division. Provides overall leadership and professional guidance; identifies resource requirements; sets performance and service standards; and evaluates achievement of goals and objectives in line with corporate goals and objectives. Oversees and directs optimal utilization of the Division’s resources and ensures availability to meet changing operating needs. Is accountable for the Division’s performance and accomplishments.
  • Formulates the Division’s succession planning goals, objectives and plans, and directs the implementation of plans to continuously enhance workforce quality and the Division’s professional capability and expertise, and provide continuity and long-term sustenance. Develops career development and staff training plans and implements training.
  • Provides technical and professional advice to the team/work groups and across the Company. Identifies appropriate systems and processes for increased productivity and effectiveness.
  • Carries out miscellaneous projects and assignments as required from time to time.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.



Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable (overhead and/or underground) transmission and distribution engineering standards and work practices; inspection and maintenance program development/implementation; training program development/implementation.
  • Good working knowledge of budgeting and forecasting processes (including annual Operating Forecast; Capital Budgets; vehicle, equipment, tools; office furniture and equipment; etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures contained in such documents as Company/Union agreement; Accident Prevention Manual; General Information Manual, etc.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications (i.e., spreadsheets, word processing, database management, etc.).


Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated in-depth analytical and administrative skills required for such tasks as preparing, monitoring and analyzing forecasts; preparing performance appraisals and conducting interviews; and carrying out company/department policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated supervisory/leadership skills including effective written, oral and listening communication skills; conflict resolution skills; the ability to work with a variety of individuals; and the willingness and ability to train.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • 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.

  • Must be willing and able to be transported by helicopters.


Experience Requirements

  • Extensive (7+) years of field or design experience in the construction., installation, and maintenance of transmission and distribution facilities and equipment.
  • 5+ years of related work experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • 1-2 years of related experience in preparing operating budgets and managing expenses.


Role: Manager Supervisor 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Location: Kahului – Maui

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the Superindendent, T&D Operations - Maui [Req ID 9108] position is $118,200.00 to $180,000.00 for fully qualified candidates. 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.  

Nearest Major Market: Maui
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii