Hawaii Gas

Sr. Project Manager, Renewable Energy

Posted Date 8 months ago(4/14/2023 4:03 PM)
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Topa Financial
745 Fort Street, STE 1800


The Sr. Project Manager, Renewable Energy is responsible for managing, planning, scheduling, directing and/or otherwise coordinating designated project(s) from concept to completed construction and commissioning related to the Company’s clean energy and innovation initiatives. The Company is undergoing a long-term clean energy supply transformation that will shape the future of the business. This role is critical to achieving the Company’s primary goal of providing a clean, reliable, and resilient energy portfolio that will serve as a platform to expand our presence in the State’s energy environment by providing lower cost, lower emission, highly resilient gaseous energy to customers.


This role will:

  • Develop, define and execute project scope, goals and deliverables. Establish detailed timeline and comprehensive budget for each project.
  • Develop the project presentation material including detailed expenses and business case.
  • Develop the project regulatory and operation strategies and plans in coordination with other functions within the company (inclusive of operation and regulatory).
  • Develop and execute the project/asset commissioning plan in coordination with operation.
  • Ensure alignment of opportunities/project(s) with company strategies. Support project decisions needed.
  • Perform as “liaison” with rest of operation for all matters related to renewable energy, sustainability and associated programs.
  • Evaluate, analyze, and mitigate project risks from front end to asset handover. Lead and direct front ed and project execution activities. Integrate, manage, coordinate and prepare deliverables required for the Company to make a final investment decision, construction, operation and permitting until asset handover.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage activities of assigned projects in agreement with project management procedures, processes and systems. Serves as key project planning resource for projects within the company in addition to operation focal point.
  • Lead development, execution and management of project(s) schedule and support director with scheduling needs. Provide expert support with planning, logistics, operation and logistical plans of key projects.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with (1) key actors within gas and clean energy industry; (2) external key stakeholders. Establish and maintain strong relationships within the leadership team to drive the overall strategic plan. Develop and maintain durable relationships with project teams (both development and operations). Prepare and present regular internal and external project reports for management on progress as well as problems and solutions. Communicate project outcome to the review board and support director with communication to executive approval. Evaluate and assess result of project.


  1. Act as company expert in project scheduling, planning, managing and cost tracking. Support Senior Director, Clean Energy and Innovation as needed.
  2. Supports development and implementation of Hawaii Gas’ long-term clean energy supply plan, assisting HG in the long-term optimization of its fuel supply and potential future sources and other supporting programs.
  3. Supports development and execution of viable long-term renewable new technologies portfolio goals for the Company.
  4. Lead project execution and commissioning activities for projects as well as asset handover to other part of operations.
  5. Support strategic and future-oriented focus in identifying new cleaner and/or renewable fuels. Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and innovation opportunities to support Hawaii Gas’ efforts at carbon neutrality. Conducts strategic and technical applicability assessments of new technologies and innovation for potential implementation and adoption at Hawaii Gas as needed.
  6. Act as focal point with rest of operation regarding, but not limited to, renewable projects and other associated activities as required.
  7. Develops and fosters effective collaboration between divisions at project team level to ensure an integrated approach to attain objectives.
  8. Keeps current with federal, state and local laws, governmental regulations, trends and development in area of responsibility. Stays abreast of regulatory developments in other influential jurisdictions.
  9. Regulatory Filings/Proceedings – Support filings and track progress toward approval for area of responsibilities.
  10. Develops and conducts presentations, board papers, investment papers to the decision review board; selectively interfaces with parent company and HG leadership.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education & Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of related experience and education.
  • Five (5) years of experience in a responsible leadership position in energy technology innovation, research and development, or commercialization, with applicable experience in renewable energy and/or fossil fuels sectors.
  • Five (5) years of project supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Knowledge in manufacturing, utility gas distribution, LPG storage and supply to include foreign shipments, D.O.T. pipeline and Coast Guard regulations, and NFPA 58.
  • Proficient in the MS Office suite of tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Project Scheduling and general Project Management Tool(s).


Preferred Education & Work Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Master’s degree or higher education in related field.
  • Eight (8) years of supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Experience in gas manufacturing/transport/storage/distribution, renewable energy and new technologies.


Required Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation:

  • Project Management certification is required (IPMA, PMP)


We are proud to be an EEO/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled employer

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance testing

Qualified applications with criminal history will be considered for employment


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