Program, Project, PMO Manager
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. - Honolulu, HI

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The Administrative Division of the Engineering Department has one (1) management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)

Fundamental Responsibilities

- Plans, organizes, and manages all program and PMO tasks associated with planning, budgeting, design, approval, procurement, construction, placement in operation, and closing of programs and projects within the Engineering. Provides leadership and work direction and secures commitment from team members in meeting project milestones and program goals. Ensures team members have all resources, information and direction necessary to successfully perform their jobs. Evaluates progress and performance of team members and implements personnel actions necessary to accomplish objectives including recognition, redirection, recruitment and replacement of team members. Provides Project Management and PMO direction for Engineering and EDP by standardizing Project Management concepts including periodic and annual training.

Manages, organizes and coordinates assigned projects during the construction, operation and closing phase. Ensures team members have all resources, information and direction necessary to successfully construct their jobs and place projects and programs into operation. Evaluates progress and performance of team members and communicates with various EDP Divisions to accomplish objectives for the projects. Ensures Project Management and PMO practices are being followed.

- Serves as the focal point for all programs, project and process area PMO related matters. Works with and through community groups, neighborhood boards, government agencies, the media, other utilities and private companies, the City Council, the State Legislature and the PUC to disseminate information, address concerns, obtain permits and approvals and resolve project-related problems. Prepares and provides testimonies and presentations at internal strategic meetings, public meetings and regulatory hearings as necessary. For Engineering projects, this task is limited to supporting the project during the construction, operation and closing phases.

- Develops necessary strategies required to meeting program, project and PMO goals. Makes early identification of potential problem areas. Solves problems to ensure attainment of program, project and PMO goals. Redirects planning, design, purchasing, permits/approvals or construction to prevent or minimize constraints or actions which may delay schedules or add costs to programs and projects in construction. Conducts inspection of construction sites as necessary. Implements EDP's process area's PMO templates, strategies and standardization including the update and management of the Engineering Standards Practice Manual (ESPM).

- Develops and maintains program/project schedules. Prepares and presents program, project and PMO progress and cost reports internally and externally as required.

- Works with Regulatory Affairs, Budgets, Management Accounting & Financial Services, Community Relations, Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Legal, Energy Delivery departments and others in obtaining approvals. Obtains company authorizations for expenditures for funds for engineering, materials and construction. Reviews and approves procurement for program permitting, design, material and construction and for project material and construction.

Other Responsibilities

Fundamental Requirements

Knowledge Requirements :
  • Extensive knowledge of project management principals, and engineering and construction practices in the transmission and distribution and/or generation fields, normally acquired through college-level training and/or equivalent experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from a nationally recognized organization such as the Project Management Institute (PMI), highly desirable.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Civil, Structural, Mechanical or Electrical branch or certified as a Planner by a nationally recognized professional society such as the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and related software applications as used by Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.
Skills Requirements :
  • Strong interpersonal skills to direct, influence, motivate and persuade various groups or individuals.
  • Ability to handle difficult and/or sensitive issues while using tact, courtesy and discretion.
  • Supervisory/leadership skills and abilities to work with a variety of individuals occasionally dealing with sensitive, difficult or confrontational issues and the ability to handle such issues with professionalism by using tact, courtesy, respect and discretion.
  • In-depth analytical, computational, organizational and time-management skills to handle various projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to manage people at all levels within the company.
  • Ability to develop/maintain strong positive relationships with leaders and members of the community and government.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities and strategic direction.
  • Ability to conceptualize new ideas quickly.
Experience Requirements :
  • Extensive (8+ years) experience as a project manager, construction manager, designer or engineer with large complex projects, preferably within the electric utility industry.
  • Several (3-5) years of project management experience for small to large engineering/construction projects.
  • Experience with the regulatory, social and public affairs (neighborhood boards, community groups, government agencies, political leaders, media, etc.) processes involved with land use issues.
  • Several (3-5) years of supervisory experience desirable.
  • Must be able to qualify for State of Hawaii driver's license and HECO driver's license.