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Hawaiian Electric Supervisor, T&D Operations (Maui) in Kahului, Hawaii

Supervisor, T&D Operations (Maui)

Date:Aug 28, 2023

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

Company: hawaiianel

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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.

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


Supervises, directs, and monitors the activities of the division's work group to ensure safe, timely and cost-effective completion of the construction, installation, inspection, and maintenance of transmission and distribution facilities.


  • Supervises, directs, and monitors workforce activities to ensure safe, cost-effective construction, installation, inspection and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution facilities. This includes administrative functions such as preparing performance appraisals, conducting interviews, reviewing timecards, etc.

  • Plans, schedules and conducts meetings (including safety, training, informational, etc.) to encourage/foster lines of communication between various levels of the workforce and to maintain, increase and/or improve workforce knowledge and skills; manages performance of employees, trains and develops personnel towards an effective and skilled workforce.

  • Analyzes work packages to establish and coordinate project requirements, works with crew leaders to pre-check, schedule, make appropriate contacts, hold-offs, arrange for tools and equipment etc. and works with customers, internal and external, to satisfy expectations; resolves customer issues and builds constructive relationships.

  • Assists in the planning, initiation, direction and monitoring of all divisional activities and programs to ensure that company/department goals and objectives are achieved.

  • Assists in the development, monitoring and analyzing of the division’s annual Operating Forecast to meet company/department goals and objectives. Responds to callouts and /or other emergencies as required.

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


    Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of the construction, installation, and maintenance standards and practices of overhead and underground transmission and distribution system.

  • Good working knowledge of electrical transmission and distribution systems.

  • Good working knowledge of planning/scheduling/estimating concepts and principles.

  • Working knowledge of policies and procedures contained in such documents as Company/Union agreement; Accident Prevention Manual; General Information Manual, etc.

  • Knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications (i.e., spreadsheets, word processing, database management, etc.).

    Skills Requirements

  • 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 train.

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

  • Ability to handle difficult and/or sensitive issues while using tact, courtesy and discretion.

  • Analytical and administrative skills required for such tasks as preparing and monitoring estimates/forecasts; preparing performance appraisals and conducting interviews; and carrying out company/department policies and procedures.

  • 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

  • Crew leader qualified and or held leadership roles in the construction, installation, and maintenance of transmission and distribution facilities.

  • Multiple (5-7) years of field experience in the construction, installation, and maintenance of transmission and distribution facilities.

  • Extensive (7+) years of design experience in the construction, installation, and maintenance of transmission and distribution facilities.

    Role: Professional Supervisor

    Number of Vacancies: 2

    Work Schedule:Monday - Friday

    Work Hours:7:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Location: MECO Main Office – Maui

    Hiring Range: The hiring wage for the Supervisor, T&D Operations (Maui) [Req ID 8217 ] position is $154,800 per year. T he person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. The hiring supervisor is KURT M TSUKIYAMA .

    Interested individuals who are employees of affiliate companies 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:MauiNearest Secondary Market:Hawaii