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Oceanit Receives 2012 ASCE OCEA Award

Oceanit's Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant, Outfall Monitoring and Modeling project won the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Hawaii Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award for best Studies and Research Project. Oceanit monitored the existing Honouliuli WWTP outfall for one year. Then modeling was used to determine extent that water quality impacts to coastal recreational waters would be reduced if the outfall was extended to a deeper location. One of the innovative applications of technology used was a radio link from the offshore buoys to the Oceanit office computers to transmit real-time data over the course of one year. The buoys were powered by solar panels, allowing the data loggers and radio transmission to be self-charging and sustainable. The buoys were also self-monitoring and able to alert Oceanit engineers of any operations problems in the system so they could take corrective action. 

About ASCE
Formed on October 4, 1937, the Hawaii Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is the local Section of the national ASCE organization, which includes some 130,000 members worldwide.  With over 1,000 members locally, the mission of the Hawaii Section is to develop leadership, advance technology, advocate lifelong learning, and promote the profession throughout our State.

About Oceanit
Oceanit is a diversified science and engineering company serving private businesses and leading government organizations. It employs innovative engineers and scientists in Hawaii, Texas, California and Washington, DC. Started over 27 years ago, Oceanit has built a reputation for developing innovative solutions to complex global problems focusing four strategic business units – Aerospace,Consulting Engineering, Information Technology and, Life Sciences. These business units act as incubators where engineering and science is brought together in cross-collaborating teams to produce a broad range of technologies and spin off companies. Please visit for more information.


Careers: Civil/Environmental Engineer(Oahu)


Designs and supervises civil and environmental projects such as coastlines, bridges, channels, dams and roads. Responsibilities also include estimating costs and personnel and material needs, preparing proposals and establishing completion dates.   Leads and directs the work of others.  May provide consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist (Equivalent to ASCE CE-IV level).


Provisions of this position shall include but not be limited to the following:

  • Technical
    • Manages projects from proposal to project completion.
    • Prepares designs and plans related to various engineering projects.
    • Performs engineering design analysis, evaluations including hydrologic and hydraulics computations.
    • Prepares environmental assessments and permits.
    • Prepares documents including project specifications, cost estimates, schedules, and other required project related work for obtaining regulatory approvals.
    • Conducts analyses of technical products and systems and prepares plans for implementation.
    • Participates in client or customer coordination and planning meetings and includes customer liaison with regulatory agencies.
    • Prepares engineering design reports, basis of design reports, and other technical studies.
  • Management
    • Conducts report preparation for submittal to Chief Engineer.
    • Conducts in-house training for Staff Engineers.
  • Other
    • Prepares proposals for review by Chief Engineer.
    • Participates in team effort to develop innovative ideas, strategies, and tactics to support engineering business development and marketing.
    • Other duties as directed.


  • Valid Professional Engineering License, State of Hawaii
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
  • 6 years engineering experience required; 10 years engineering preferred.
  • Familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 
  • Ability to independently evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications.
  • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Proficiency with Office computer applications (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.), and familiarity with GIS. 
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to: Thank you.



Consulting Engineering: Environmental Monitoring

Today, Oceanit monitors the ocean, streams, and air quality throughout the islands with in-situ instrumentation. We telemeter the data collected by these instruments to the data servers in our offices. Remote devices gather and send information straight to our engineers and scientists at set intervals for real-time or near real-time data collection and analysis. In-situ telemetered instrumentation is an effective way to receive feedback to ensure ecosystems are not being damaged. Alarms can be sent via email, pager, or cell phone (voice and text) so that our clients can address issues in the field immediately. In addition, our clients can access graphs and reports via the World Wide Web so that they can monitor data trends.


Consulting Engineering: Water Resources

We must safeguard our water resources in order to sustainably maintain safe and reliable sources of water for drinking, industrial uses, agricultural uses, and our natural environment. Oceanit’s staff has decades of experience in groundwater resource development and assessment. Our staff has successfully completed projects on the islands of Hawai‘i , Maui, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i, including more than 30 wells on O‘ahu and Maui. Among other capabilities, we can site wells, assess wells, and analyze for saltwater intrusion. In addition, we are knowledgeable about the procedures of the Commission on Water Resource Management. Recently, Oceanit has worked with the Maui Department of Water Supply and Kaua‘i Department of Water on well development projects.

Other experience includes water distribution system modeling, desalination, transmission and distribution water system design, permitting, compliance monitoring, regulatory, hydrant pressure data collection, cathodic protection, and corrosion. 


Consulting Engineering: EISs and EAs

Oceanit does a lot of work on projects that require an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or an Environmental Assessment (EA). We have the capability to prepare EISs and EAs for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the State of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 343. A couple of the larger EISs Oceanit has completed include the Kalaeloa Desalination Plant EIS and Kona Kai Ola Development project at Honokōhau Harbor. Oceanit prepares EAs for most of our projects because they are funded by the government, are on government lands, or require a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) or a Shoreline Setback Variance (SSV) that has a requirement for an EA.

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