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Hawaiian Electric Engineer (Maui) in Kahului, Hawaii

Engineer (Maui)

Date:Feb 3, 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.

Posting End Date: at 11:59PM HST


The M BS DISTRIBUTION PLANNING Department of the P T&D AND INTERCONNECTION PLNG Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)


Evaluates and recommends solutions and alternatives for the safe, reliable, and orderly development and enhancement of Hawaii’s distribution system. Independently performs planning studies and analyses for system integration of new customer loads, distribution energy resources (DER) and transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment.


  • Traditional Distribution Planning

  • Forecast and analysis of distribution substation transformer and circuit loadings to meet planning criteria.

  • Develop solutions and alternatives for solving normal and emergency overloads and abnormal voltage conditions.

  • Develop single-line diagrams for solution requirements.

  • Review and recommend circuit and infrastructure requirements for large customers and subdivisions.

    Distribution Energy Resources (DER) Integration

  • Performs technical reviews and interconnection studies for DER and utility-scale generation connecting to the distribution system. Develops planning single-line diagram for Company interconnection requirements.

  • As part of the Company’s Integrated Grid Planning process, analyze potential DER grid services to solve distribution grid needs. Conducts distribution non-wires alternative analysis related to capital deferral of traditional wires projects.

    Distribution Technical Support

  • Conducts studies for planning projects and prepares reports and presentations to upper management, the Public Utilities Commission, Consumer Advocate, and other stakeholders.

  • Participates in various committees, task forces, and special projects which require knowledge of the distribution system.

    Utility Acumen & Knowledge

  • Investigates or researches practices of other utilities, IEEE standards, and the general power industry. Keeps abreast of political, regulatory, and technical changes, innovations, and progress related to functional area.

    • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.


    Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent of the degree in appropriate education and experience required. Emphasis in the field of Power System Analysis is highly desirable.

  • Technical knowledge of principles of electrical engineering in the field of power system analysis including load flows, power quality, reliability, voltage drop, losses, and short circuit analysis.

  • Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications such as: micro-station, spreadsheets, word processing, etc.

    Skills Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a variety of individuals occasionally dealing with sensitive, difficult, or confrontational issues while using tact, courtesy, and discretion.

  • In-depth analytical, organizational, and conceptual skills to handle various projects and programs.

  • Ability to remain flexible and handle multiple projects in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.

  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.

    Experience Requirements

  • 1-2 years of engineering work experience in planning, operations, or design is desirable.

    Role: Professional

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Location: Kahului – Maui

    Hiring Range: The hiring range for the Designer II (Maui) [Req ID 8867] position is $75,000.00 to $95,700. 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:MauiNearest Secondary Market:Hawaii