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Corporate Energy Planning Engineer

Company: Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: February 14, 2018

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Position TitleCorporate Energy Planning Engineer

LocationHonolulu, HI, US

Department / DivisionAdvanced Planning / Corporate Energy Planning

Job Functions

Under the general direction of the Director, Corporate Energy Planning, performs planning and engineering analyses primarily related to long range resource planning processes (i.e., Power Supply Improvement Plans, Integrated Resource Planning), and providing technical support with expanded assignments in the Company's corporate energy resource planning initiatives, strategies, and policies.

Brief Description

The Corporate Energy Planning Division of the Advanced Planning Department at Hawaiian Electric Company has one (1) Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)

Fundamental Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Director, Corporate Energy Planning, work on the Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP), Integrated Resource Planning (IRP), or other long range planning activities for the Hawaiian Electric, Hawai`i Electric Light, and Maui Electric systems. Assists the Director of Corporate Energy Planning in developing process strategies and in developing scenarios for analysis. Manages and coordinates planning work with operating, planning, demand-side program, engineering, forecasting, and other areas of the company. Performs scenario analyses using resource screening and optimization models and interprets and develops summaries and recommendations of the results. Prepare and present material at internal and external meetings. Creates, develops, and reviews reports to various external agencies such as the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the State Legislature, and general public.

Under the direction of the Director, Corporate Energy Planning, performs analysis (broad engineering, operational, regulatory, and resource planning) in support of the development of corporate strategies and development of key strategic initiatives, including engineering support in risk assessment and risk evaluation. Provides summaries and creates presentation material to communicate the strategies and plans to senior management and the Board of Directors.

Prepares and presents administrative reports/documents such as project schedules, project status, strategic action plan, budget inputs, and risk assessments. Serves as technical advisor and/or consultant for inter-and intra-departmental work groups, as well as Company Representative on specific assignments.

Provides support in other specific assignments as directed within the Advanced Planning department. Researches, develops, coordinates, and evaluates political, regulatory and technical changes, innovations, and progress related to integration of various energy resources to the Hawaiian Electric, Hawai`i Electric Light, and Maui Electric systems.

Other Responsibilities

Fundamental Requirements

Knowledge Requirements

Thorough knowledge of engineering principles and theories acquired through a college level curriculum resulting in a bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering discipline.

Working knowledge of utility planning principles, including, but not limited to, electric power system generation, transmission, and distribution planning, normally acquired through college level curriculum in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent utility work experience.

Working knowledge of utility economic analyses, environmental and other state and federal laws and regulations as related to the company's corporate plans and Integrated Resource Planning process.

Thorough knowledge of personal computers and related software applications to include word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, databases, and specialized load flow and resource planning/optimizing models.

Skills Requirements

Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with individuals at all levels.

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to listen for details, formulate constructive and progressive ideas, and convey information in a positive manner.

Excellent analytical, organizational, conceptual, and problem solving skills to handle various complex projects and programs.

Strong project management and teamwork skills, including the ability to set goals and objectives, design processes and execute accordingly in order to achieve desired results.

Ability to identify potential challenges, communicate issues timely and assist with modification of plans to adapt to changing circumstances.

Excellent computer skills using software applications to include MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. experience with specialized electric utility simulation and resource planning/optimizing models such as Strategist, Plexos, Pmonth, and PSSE highly preferred.

Ability to remain composed and flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.

Experience Requirements

Multiple (5-7) years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

Utility planning experience in the areas of generation planning, transmission planning, distribution planning, or engineering related field.

Design or operations of utility generation or transmission & distribution systems.

How To

Hawaiian Electric Company employees who meet the minimum requirements should apply on-line at HR Suite by clicking on the link below:


(Should you have problems linking to the on-line application, please call the HR Service Center at **************.)

Employees of affiliate companies who meet the minimum requirements should submit intent to apply or resume to the HR Service Center via email at ************************************, or interoffice mail at CP7-FH or call toll-free at 1-************.

All others who meet the minimum qualifications should click on the '' icon to submit an online application.

Submittal of an application for the position:
1. Authorizes Hawaiian Electric Company to share 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;
2. Releases and waives Hawaiian Electric Company 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; and
3. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer.

a) To the extent permitted by law, Hawaiian Electric Company may conduct a criminal conviction record inquiry for the past 10 years.
b) Hawaiian Electric Company 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, gender/sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws.
c) If you require accommodations during the application process, please contact the HR Service Center at **************.

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Number of Vacancies1

Work ScheduleMonday - Friday

Work Hours7:30am - 4:00pm

Lunch (Minutes)30

Primary Work LocationWaterhouse - Oahu

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