Date: Jul 20, 2024

Location: Pearl City, Hawaii (HI), US, 96782

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 P FS SAFETY & EPP Department of the P SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PLANNING & PREPAREDNESS Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)



Plays key role in developing, promoting and maintaining a culture of safety at Hawaiian Electric Company.  Serves as focal point for all safety program matters and is responsible for meeting all safety program related objectives.  Develops, plans, organizes and implements Corporate Safety initiatives and programs in support of safety goals; manages scope and routinely audits programs and initiatives to assess program effectiveness.  Ensures management of and coordination between internal and external parties in the development of safety programs and initiatives from program conceptualization to implementation to include planning, budgeting, design/development of written program, obtaining approval, implementation, delivering presentations & facilitating training, and monitoring/evaluating safety programs.  Acts as the Corporate Safety Division’s liaison for safety programs developed by Safety Teams.



  • Plans, organizes and manages all program activity associated with the planning, budgeting, design/development of written program, approval, implementation, presentation and training, and monitoring of safety programs.  Provides program leadership, work direction and secures commitment from safety team members in meeting program milestones, goals and objectives.  Works with team members to ensure access to resources and information; provides direction necessary to successfully perform in their roles.  Evaluates progress and performance of program team members and takes necessary actions to accomplish program objectives; actions may include recognition, redirection, recruitment and replacement of team members.
  • Develops strategies required to attain safety program goals.  Regularly monitors programs to ensure early identification of potential problem areas.  Actively engages to resolve problems to ensure attainment of program goals.  Redirects to minimize constraints or actions which may delay schedules, effectiveness or add costs to safety programs. 
  • Serves as the focal point for all safety program related matters.  This requires addressing concerns; preparing, presenting, and conducting training for levels of internal and external groups; creating informational documents for wide distribution for all safety programs.
  • Establishes measurable matrix to routinely monitor safety programs for effectiveness of program objectives.  Prepares and presents the progress and effectiveness of safety programs to all level of employees.
  • Works with HECO’s Energy Delivery, Energy Resources & Operations, Power Supply, Customer Service and others Process Areas as well as HELCO’s and MECO’s staff to obtain approvals and support for the implementation, update or coordination of safety programs.  Works with Corporate Communications, Legal, Workers Compensation and other areas for the review and support of safety programs.  Coordinates with General Accounting and Budgets & Financial Analysis to review and approve procurement process of Safety Programs. Works on projects and initiatives as directed by Director of Safety Division.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.



Knowledge Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of project and program management principles normally acquired through college-level training, project/program management training and/or equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA, HIOSH, DOT, DOH, PUC, NIOSH rules, regulations and guidelines related to safety issues.
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) Certification from a nationally recognized organization such as the Program Management Institute (PMI) is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of general electrical utility, safety & health practices and industrial hygiene principals and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Project, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.


Skills Requirements

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to direct, influence, motivate and persuade groups or individuals.
  • Ability to handle difficult and/or sensitive issues while using tact, courtesy, and discretion.
  • Supervisory/leadership skills and abilities to work with a variety of individuals occasionally dealing with sensitive, difficult or confrontational issues and the ability to handle such issues with professionalism by using tact, courtesy, respect and discretion.
  • In-depth analytical, computational, organizational and time-management skills to handle various programs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to manage and develop/maintain strong positive relationships people at all levels within the company.
  • Ability to motivate/influence others in cross-functional teams over which this role has no direct authority.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities and strategic direction.  Ability to operate as a self-starter and meet deadlines.  Ability to conceptualize new ideas quickly.
  • Ability to conceptualize new ideas quickly.
  • 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. These standards may be adjusted periodically to meet business and safety objectives.


Experience Requirements

  • Extensive (5+ years) experience as a project or program manager preferably within safety and health issues related to the electric utility industry.
  • Several (3-5) years of industrial safety experience is desirable.
  • Several (3-5) years of experience in developing and implementing programs.
  • A few (1-2) years of experience in developing and conducting training.


Role: Professional 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Location: Pearl City – Oahu

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the SAFETY PROGRAM MANAGER [Req ID 8834] 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.  

Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii