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Date: Jan 19, 2023

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 ER POWER SUPPLY CONTROLS Department of the P OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)



Provides OEM-expert level field engineering and technical consulting services to the stations and capital project managers in instrumentation and controls.  Identifies and resolves operational problems; optimizes maintenance and operational practices to enhance equipment performance, reliability, and life; ensuring compliance with all applicable codes and regulations.  



  • Leads, instructs, coordinates and directs assigned staff in the specification of instrumentation and controls for new projects and plant upgrades, and performance of overhauls and equipment repairs to ensure appropriate cost-effective maintenance.  Assesses equipment condition, evaluates repair alternatives, and makes timely and appropriate recommendations.  Follows through to closure. Provides expert level services regarding control system maintenance, management, tuning, and adaptation to changing system needs.
  • Plans and forecasts for critical project work, outage work, including maintenance recommendations, resource allocation, and vendor/consultant coordination, to ensure strategic goals and objectives.  Recommendations are based on thorough review of maintenance and operational records and data, past and present, and latest industry and/or OEM standards and practices.
  • Researches, coordinates and directs complex technical assignments expected to result in new or improved operational and/or maintenance practices and procedures.  Serves as technical consultant to the station, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric and Light.
  • Develops, monitors and refines condition assessment programs, using state-of-the-art techniques where appropriate.
  • Investigates equipment failures and enlists support of other departments and/or consultants as needed, to analyze and resolve the problem(s).
  • Maintains appropriate department records and statistics, and makes timely distribution of same.
  • Provides training for department personnel as the need arises.
  • Performs economic evaluations as necessary, including both theoretical and actual cost/benefit analyses.  Recommends cost-effective equipment modifications and/or additions.
  • Promotes teamwork and self-directed workforce to support quality initiatives and Company values.
  • Supports two-way communications to ensure a focused and well-informed workforce.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of engineering fundamentals in the appropriate specialty areas (e.g., physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, power, analog and digital electronics, vector analysis, materials), normally acquired through advanced, college level courses or equivalent experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of control philosophy, DCS, control tuning methods, and instrumentation and control.  Knoweldge on ABB control systems is a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of specific equipment design, construction, operation and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate federal, state, industry and company regulations, codes and practices.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and mainframe systems and related software applications (e.g., spreadsheets, word-processing, project management, etc.).


Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, decision making, and the ability to work with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to perform, both as individual contributor and as a leader or member of self-directed work teams.
  • Keeping abreast of latest industry developments for maintenance and/or operational optimization, evaluating same, and applying those, which satisfy HECO’s strategic and tactical objectives.
  • General troubleshooting skills - ability to perform root-cause analyses.
  • In-depth analytical, computational, and organizing skills for technical writing, record keeping, statistical computations and economic analyses.
  • Ability to effectively communicate/negotiate with all customers and suppliers, both internal and external, through verbal and/or written interaction.
  • Demonstrated presentation/facilitation skills to conduct group meetings and train department personnel.
  • Must have or be able to qualify for State of Hawaii driver’s license and HECO’s driver’s license to commute on Company business, and provide on-site technical support.


Expereince Requirements

  • Extensive experience (12 or more years) in plant operations and maintenance or instrumentation and control OEM field work, with particular emphasis on instrumentation and controls installation, initial programming, troubleshooting and repair.
  • Five or more years as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Field Engineer highly preferable.


Role: Professional 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lunch: 30 Minutes

Location: HECO Kahe Generating Station  – Oahu

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the SR CONTROLS ENGINEER [Req ID 8085] position is 101,500.00 to 131,800.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. The hiring supervisor is KEITH E WEBSTER.


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.


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:

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

Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii