Engineering Supervisor

Hawaii Water Service | Waikoloa Village, HI

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Posted Date 1/04/2024

Engineering Supervisor


Hawaii Water Service


Job Description:


The Engineering Supervisor develops and oversees the Company's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Automated Meter Reading Infrastructure (AMI) programs. The Engineering Supervisor supports SCADA and the capital program including project management and execution. Typical duties include asset management, capital project execution, life cycle analysis, technical reviews, water resource planning, contract administration, and regulatory agency interface. The position is located in Waikoloa, HI.


Essential Functions


  • Supervises engineering staff, including prioritizing, and assigning work, conducting performance reviews, and overseeing training and development, and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations


  • Responsible for maintaining, updating, and improving the company's (GIS) and (AMI) programs


  • Manages and executes capital projects


  • Supervises efficient and effective completion of annual infrastructural renewal and replacement projects within the limits of assigned capital and maintenance programs


  • Prepares project reports, construction plan sets, and cost estimates


  • Interacts with and consults various regulatory agencies, including the Department of Health Safe Drinking Water Branch, Department of Health Wastewater Branch, and Commission on Water Resource Management


  • Technical support for the operations, services, and activities requiring performance of professional engineering functions


  • Assists in the development of the annual capital improvement program budgets


  • Responsible for the development, execution, and assessment of assigned maintenance programs to ensure infrastructure reliability and life-cycle cost management


  • Supervises a variety of organizational and operational studies and investigations; recommend modifications to programs, projects, policies, and procedures as appropriate


  • Ensures policies, procedures, programs, standards of performance, and approved objectives are adhered to and/or achieved


  • Evaluates best practices in infrastructure reliability programs and optimizes mix of preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance


  • Establishes and maintains regular written and in-person communications with the Engineering Manager and Manager of Technical and Regulatory Matters


  • Promotes safety performance and serves as an advocate for all safety practices and requirements


  • Performs other similar duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field from an Accredited University


  • Hawaii Professional Engineering License in Civil or Mechanical Engineering desired


  • Supervision experience desired


  • Demonstrated leadership, time management and organizational skills


  • Three years of increasingly responsible and varied engineering experience in water and/or wastewater infrastructure, operation and maintenance, and project management


  • Valid Hawaii driver's license


  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and techniques


  • Knowledge of utility asset management principles, water system operations, maintenance practices, and condition assessment fundamentals related to assigned infrastructure assets


  • Experience in managing and executing capital projects


  • Knowledge and understanding of the Hawaii Public Utilities rate case process and financial principles


  • Abilities to set priorities, exercise sound and independent judgment, select and evaluate staff, analyze, and prepare reports and presentations, identify problems, and propose alternative solutions and develop and execute goals


  • Broad knowledge of: Engineering and Project Management practices related to planning, design, construction and operations for water and wastewater utility facilities, utility economics and contract administration for infrastructure renewal projects, and reliability programs


  • Demonstrated trouble shooting, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills


  • Above average capabilities to use Microsoft Office applications to create spreadsheets, presentations, and written documents, strong Excel skill desirable


  • Knowledge of ESRI products


  • Ability to interact, communicate and maintain effective working relationships with outside contractors, vendors, consultants, regulators, and staff in districts, departments, and engineering


  • Ability to write clear and concise general and technical reports and perform engineering computations


Salary Range: $97,200 - $172,400


Deadline to submit resume is OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service and Washington Water Service do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES.


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