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Avista Utilities Civil Engineer in Spokane, Washington


Closes: December 5, 2021Salary: DOQ

Job Description

To carry out, at full Civil Engineering level, engineering design, analysis and assignments related to Avista’s Electrical Substation facilities. To perform engineering work which requires broad technical and company knowledge as well as originality and judgment in technical analysis and the independent evaluation, selection and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. Work duties will include both Civil and Structural aspects of engineering from preliminary design through final construction and energization.

The position is responsible for the physical design of new, and modifications of existing, distribution and transmission substations. Assists in the development and evaluation of station arrangements. Specifies equipment, materials, and assemblies to be used. Responsible for the preparation of physical and structural drawings and specifications used for construction. Prepares and oversees construction contracts and provides field support while construction is in progress. Initiates request for and supports the various permitting processes as required.


Requires advanced specialized knowledge or technical background. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a minimum of five years of engineering work experience is required. A Professional Engineer’s License is preferred.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here ( . Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please let us know if you would like assistance.


Licenses & Certifications


  • NERC Background Check

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)