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Avista Utilities Electrical Engineer in Spokane, Washington


Closes: May 10, 2021Salary: DOQ

Job Description

To carry out electrical engineering assignments related to Generation Engineering. To perform engineering work in the areas below which requires broad technical and company knowledge as well as originality and judgment in the technical analysis and independent evaluation, selection and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.

• Designs modifications or improvements to generating station electrical and control systems • Create, modify and review generation station drawings including one line diagrams, three line diagrams, protection and control schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, physical layouts, and construction details • Specify electrical equipment for procurement such as generators, transformers, switchgear, busbar, and cabling • Create maintenance procedures and analyze testing results for electrical equipment including generators, transformers, and switchgear • Perform electrical load and fault analysis to ensure the safe and reliable operations • Provide field engineering support during construction, commissioning and troubleshooting • Assist with operating procedure at project completion


Requires advanced specialized knowledge or technical background represented by a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering a minimum of one year to two years of engineering work experience is required. Other combinations of education/experience may be considered.

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.

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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)