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IT Project Manager (Req #: 5828) Featured

  2022-01-21     Hawaiian Electric      Honolulu  

Manages multiple moderately to highly complex technology projects simultaneously, utilizing cross-functional teams to deliver the right product at the right quality within the required timeframe and at the right price. Provides project team leadership and is responsible for project development, planning, execution, timing, functionality, control, quality and cost. Assures legal, internal audit, financial, regulatory, safety and all other requirements are met.


  • Manages a wide variety of technology, e-business, telecommunications and business development projects, often several simultaneously. Responsible for coordinating project teams and working in a matrix team environment, establishing individual accountabilities, identifying key resource requirements, and developing project charters/plans and writing status/closing reports. Communicates with staff members and external stakeholders regarding all aspects of projects.
  • Develops project schedules with cost estimates, and the strategies and tactics to meet them (including, but not limited to, work breakdown structures, schedules, budgets, responsibility matrices, and communication and risk management plans). Negotiates project scope and schedule with sponsor and obtains approvals. Solves problems and leads team members to meet project goals. Achieves early-identification of potential problem areas. Accomplishes project tasks through the efforts of internal and external team members, including consultants or contractors. Ensures that team members have all the resources, information and direction necessary to successfully perform their jobs. Prepares and presents project progress and cost reports as required. Recommends and assists in selection of cross-functional or functional project teams. Provides performance feedback to team leads and directors.
  • Performs project technical reviews/audits to ensure that work is progressing in compliance with technology standards (including quality), and Company policies, and in accordance with project plans or specifications; prepares reports of findings. Participates as a subject matter expert in special projects, which may consist of research and development work as part of larger projects or initiatives.
  • Leads a team of people with respect to assigning work and its associated priority, monitoring and evaluating work, and overseeing the performance, training and development needs of the group.
  • Prepares work requests, evaluates company or department work requests and makes recommendations. Participates in initial assignment of work by collaborating with resource manager, Business Solution Consultants, and directors. May assist in the preparation of company level budgets.
  • Remain available for both scheduled and unscheduled work. Said work is occasionally required outside normal business hours and on weekends

Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and theories of Telecommunications, Operational Technology, and/or Information Technology (including e-business, infrastructure/communications, operations, application development, production support, and service desk technologies); normally acquired through college-level courses or equivalent experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of information system, e-business and telecommunications development, associated with electric utility information technologies, normally acquired through a minimum of five years of relevant systems development experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of project management standards and methodologies, including initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects, developing work breakdown structures, tracking progress and status, managing scope, mitigating risk, etc., and using project management software tools.
  • Working knowledge of technology automation (i.e., personal computers and/or Unix systems) and related software applications such as: project management tools (e.g., ServiceNow, Microsoft Project), collaboration tools (e.g., SharePoint), spreadsheets, word processing, business intelligence (e.g., Power BI), databases, etc.
  • Working knowledge of company policies and procedures as related to specific projects and assignments.

Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including team leadership, effective written, oral and listening communications skills and interpersonal skills, in order to work effectively with all levels of the company and with outside contractors and consultants.
  • Ability to conceptualize new ideas quickly. Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities. Ability to determine root cause of issues and problems and quickly develop solutions to resolve them.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to multi-task, process and follow-up systematically.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and administrative skills for such tasks as preparing and monitoring project requirements, resolving cost and time constraints, and resolving conflicting priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of individuals, occasionally dealing with sensitive, difficult, and confrontational issues.

Experience Requirements

  • Extensive (7 or more years) experience involving the implementation of information systems or applications, e-business applications, and/or telecommunications systems.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, in a relevant discipline (computer science, engineering, information systems, e-business, telecommunications, or project management) or equivalent is desired.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is highly desired.
  • Experience with smart grid technology, design thinking, and/or change management is desired.


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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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