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Designer II/Engineer II

  2019-03-20     Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.     Honolulu  
Description:

Designer II/Engineer II

(Req #: 3432)

Designer II

JOB FUNCTION:

Under direct supervision of higher level professional engineers, performs design, project engineering, project management and general engineering duties in support of the capital construction programs of Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company.

FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables.

Receives instruction on specific assignment objectives, complex features and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.

  • Prepares plans, layouts, design calculations and related engineering design in accordance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations
  • Conducts engineering studies, economic studies and field inspections, and prepares associated reports.
  • Prepares cost estimates, cash flows, schedules, material and construction specifications and construction contracts for projects assigned.
  • Performs project engineering and project management functions on selected projects.
  • Coordinates design effects by consulting engineers, evaluates proposals and bids for engineering services and equipment and makes recommendations.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned.

FUNDAMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of the theories and principles of engineering acquired through advanced college level courses or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering design, project engineering, project management and construction methods associated with electric utility facilities normally acquired through extensive (11 years) experience.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, etc.
  • 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.

Skills Requirements:

  • Must have or be able to qualify for State of Hawaii driver's license to accomplish field assignments. Must meet the standards for frequent required driving positions stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Driving Positions policy. These standards may be adjusted periodically to meet business and safety objectives.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and to adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and persuade various groups or individuals.

Experience Requirements:

  • Extensive (11 years) experience in the design of additions, modifications, extensions, upgrades and rearrangements of company generation, transmission, substation, and communication and control systems and facilities, and three (3) years design experience must be in a specific and relevant area of expertise.
  • A BS degree in engineering in a relevant discipline from an accredited engineering school may be substituted for eight (8) years of experience.

Engineer II

Job Function:

Under direction of higher level professional engineers, performs design, project engineering, project management, standards development and general engineering duties in support of the capital construction programs of Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company.

Fundamental Responsibilities:

As a fully competent substation engineer in all conventional aspects of higher assignments, plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Devises new approaches to problems encountered.

Independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.

  • Prepares plans, layouts, design calculations, design and construction standards and related engineering design work in accordance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations. Develops new or improved techniques and procedures for equipment, material, products, or methods.
  • Performs project engineering and project management functions on major capital projects for Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company.
  • Conducts engineering studies, prepares reports, and reviews/comments on technical reports and studies prepared by others.
  • Prepares requests for proposal for engineering services, evaluates proposals and makes recommendations. Directs design efforts by consultants and checks designs prepared by consultants.
  • Prepares material, equipment construction specifications for bid, and evaluates proposals and makes recommendations for purchase.
  • Develops project schedules and project cost estimates for inclusion in the capital budget.
  • Conducts field inspections to verify field conditions and check compliance with specifications, then prepares reports of findings.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned.

Fundamental Requirements:

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent of the degree in appropriate education, or equivalent experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering design, project engineering, project management, standards development and construction methods associated with electric utility facilities normally acquired through a minimum of 5 years relevant engineering experience.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, etc.
  • Working knowledge of City, State and Federal laws, ordinances, regulations and procedures as related to specific projects and assignments.
  • 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.

Skills Requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including effective written, oral and listening communications skills and interpersonal skills, in order to work effectively with all levels of the company, with outside contractors and consultants, governmental agencies, community groups and customers.
  • Ability to conceptualize new ideas quickly.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to handle confrontational, difficult and/or sensitive issues. Ability to handle such issues with professionalism while using tact, courtesy and discretion.
  • Demonstrated in-depth analytical and administrative skills for such tasks as preparing and monitoring project requirements and resolving cost and time constraints, conflicting priorities.
  • Must have or be able to qualify for a current State of Hawaii driver’s license to conduct on-site surveys/inspections of projects. Must meet the standards for frequent required driving positions stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Driving Positions policy. These standards may be adjusted periodically to meet business and safety objectives.

Experience Requirements:

  • Extensive (13 years) experience in the design of additions, modifications, extensions, upgrades and arrangements of company generation, transmission, substation, and communication and control systems and facilities, and five (5) years design experience must be in a specific area of expertise.
  • A BS degree in engineering in a relevant discipline from an accredited engineering school may be substituted for eight (8) years of experience.
  • State of Hawaii Professional Engineer License in relevant discipline is required in order to stamp drawings and designs required to obtain construction and building permits.

TO APPLY:

To apply for this job or to explore other employment opportunities, please visit us at hawaiianelectric.com/careers.

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.


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