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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.
Posting End Date: 01/29/2020 at 11:59 PM HST
Plans, coordinates, and schedules the safe, economical and reliable operation of the electrical system. Provides expertise, guidance, knowledge, and technical support of power system operations.
Performs load flow and operational planning studies of generation, transmission, and distribution system for planned outages, contingencies, and operational problems. Investigates and evaluates abnormal voltages, equipment loading and overload capabilities; initiates and follows up on corrective action. Travels to field sites.
Prepares generating unit operating schedule to meet forecasted peaks with adequate operating reserves and meet operating restrictions. Tracks daily system demand, analyzes trends, and forecasts system peaks. Obtains and evaluates status of operating capabilities, limitations, and outages of all generating units; prepares daily capacity and equipment outage reports.
Analyzes System resource performance. Prepares performance statistics. Maintain and tune operation technology system (EMS, OMS, etc.) engineering models and engineering applications.
Informs and advises Engineering and System Planning of immediate and anticipated problems on the system which requires design or planning corrections, and improvements. Reviews and comments on Engineering/Planning studies, designs, and drawings for system improvements. Coordinates and assist with commissioning and completing system and power plant related projects. Travels to project sites.
Performs post-disturbance analyses of major outages and proposes improvements to restoration sequences and other operating procedures.
Investigates and provides accurate and factual information on specific events affecting the system. Provides Corporate Communication, Regulatory, Customer Service, and Energy Services Departments with information on interruptions and emergency outages. Investigates and takes appropriate action to resolve customer complaints, problems or questions. Contributes information to assist Risk Management Divisions investigations on claims. Performs field checks as required.
Provides after-hours consultation to assist System Operations personnel in resolution of power system operating problems.
Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned. May fill in for the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent during system emergencies or absences.
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.
Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications (e.g., spreadsheets, word processing, etc.).
Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures contained in such documents as the Safety & Health Manual, General Information Manual, Company/Union agreement, etc.
Professional Engineer license required to provide professional level skills, knowledge, and experience.
Working knowledge of LEAN continuous improvement principles and best practices to achieve operational excellence.
Working knowledge of SafeStart principles and best practices to achieve a safe workplace environment.
Ability to handle difficult and/or sensitive issues while using tact, courtesy and discretion.
Excellent written and oral communication.
Strong interpersonal skills to influence and persuade various groups or individuals.
Leadership skills and abilities to work with a variety of individuals occasionally dealing with sensitive, difficult or confrontational issues.
Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
Ability to conceptualize new ideas quickly.
Must have or be able to qualify for State of Hawaii driver’s license to perform on-site visits.
In depth analytical, computational, organizational, and conceptual skills to handle various projects and programs.
Multiple (5-7) years of experience in the areas of generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy with experience in load flow analysis, production simulation, dispatch studies, production and system operation. Experience preferred in the Power Supply, System Planning, Engineering, and/or System Operation Departments.
***Frequent Required Drivers
Must have or be able to qualify for a State of Hawaii driver’s license. Must meet the standards for frequent required driving positions as stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Company Drivers policy.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Primary Work Location: Hilo
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 http://hawaiianelectric.com.
Interested individuals should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skillls/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualfiies 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 requirments. 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.
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.
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.