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Hawaiian Electric Asset Strategist in Honolulu, Hawaii

Asset Strategist

Date:Nov 12, 2023

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii (HI), US, 96813

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 P RP ASSET PROGRAMS Department of the P ASSET PLANNING & STRATEGY Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: PROFESSIONAL)


Functional focus on developing, refreshing, and refining asset replacement, spares, testing, inspection, maintenance, and vegetation management strategies across all operating areas (O‘ahu, Maui County, and Hawai‘i Island) and prioritized work plan scoping. Supports collaborative team efforts to assess and address risks of Hawaiian Electric’s transmission and distribution systems assets. Participates in work prioritization efforts and responsible for assigned work plan scoping across all operating areas.


  • Asset Strategy Development: Supports efforts to develop, refresh, and refine asset replacement, spares, testing, inspection, maintenance, and vegetation management strategies. Responsibilities include collecting/mining data, identifying issues, assessing risks, establishing goals and objectives, identifying options, analyzing/modeling solution scenarios, determining prudent risk-informed solutions and timelines, identifying appropriate metrics and tracking mechanisms, and presenting strategies for approvals.

  • Monitoring: Support department’s efforts to track and evaluate the execution and effectiveness of asset replacement, spares, testing, inspection, maintenance, and vegetation management strategies and work plans. Tracks and assesses asset condition/health, performance, and costs. Support department’s efforts to track monthly, year-to-date, annual, and historical program metrics such as units completed, cost, failures, failure rates, and asset health.

  • Prioritization and Work Plan Development: Supports department’s efforts to prioritize and develop multi-year asset sustainment work plans related to the asset replacement, spares, testing, inspection, maintenance, and vegetation management programs.

  • Industry Knowledge and Leading Practices: Develops understanding and knowledge about the latest thinking and leading practices in the industry including asset management philosophies, processes, methods, trends, new technology and applications, inspections, maintenance, etc.

  • Support and Improvement: Supports the department and division in the development of systems, processes, procedures, methods, or other means needed to facilitate the smooth and effective functioning of the department and division.

  • 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 a relevant engineering, math, science, data science, or science-related major from an accredited school or college or equivalent work experience.

  • Intermediate knowledge about electric transmission and distribution systems and energy delivery assets (e.g., poles, underground cable, overhead conductor) normally acquired through college-level education and/or equivalent experience.

  • Ability to learn and develop expertise in the following areas: utility operations and assets, utility financial and accounting principles, utility regulation, utility information systems, asset lifecycle cost principles, asset life expectancy concepts and applications, risk principles and applications, reliability metrics and impact on utility operations, risk-based utility inspection and maintenance programs, asset management principles, and consultative selling principles.

    Skills Requirements

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

  • Analytical : Ability to create and interpret trends, models, forecasts, and simulations.

  • Communication : Written, oral, and listening communication skills and ability to articulate ideas and concepts clearly and concisely.

  • Computer Applications : Expertise with personal computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Demonstrated expertise or aptitude for enterprise applications such as ERP/EAM, IRR and GIS.

  • Conflict Resolution : Ability to use communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills to resolve conflicts between parties.

  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making : Ability to understand and accurately define problems, analyze and synthesize information, identify and evaluate solution options, and make sound decisions or recommendations. Ability to deal with complexity, uncertainty, and incomplete, inconsistent, or conflicting information. Expertise with structured problem-solving approaches, tactics and tools.

  • Interpersonal : Ability to relate to and interact with other people to reach objectives. Appreciates the agendas and perspectives of others. Develops effective give-and-take relationships.

  • Negotiation : Ability to listen and develop alternative solutions that will result in a variety of constituents reaching agreement on a course of action.

  • Personal : Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, and manage time and work to complete tasks and meet deadlines, while handling multiple assignments and remaining flexible and adapting to changing priorities.

  • Presentation : Ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations to small and large groups.

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

  • Project/Program Management : Ability to plan, organize, secure, and manage resources/efforts to achieve program objectives to budget, scope, and schedule.

  • Teamwork : Ability to function effectively in a team environment and contribute to team process and decision-making.

    Experience Requirements

  • Multiple (5-7) years of related work experience or demonstrated ability preferably within the electric utilities industry is desirable.


    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

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

    Location: Honolulu – Oahu

    Hiring Range: The hiring range for the Asset Strategist [Req ID 8572] position is $94,100.00 to $105,100.00. 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 http://hawaiianelectric.com.

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.

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:HonoluluNearest Secondary Market:Hawaii