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Avista Utilities Network Engineering Delivery Manager in Spokane, Washington


loses: November 4, 2021Salary: DOQ

Job Description

Avista is an energy leader in the Pacific Northwest. For almost 130 years, we have been dedicated to delivering reliable energy service and the choices that matter most to our customers. Our purpose is to improve life’s quality with energy.

At Avista, we care about our people and we are hiring for the newly created Network Engineering Delivery Manager position. This is a very rewarding and challenging opportunity for the right person which could be you!

The team looks forward to welcoming a person that is passionate about networks. The successful candidate will be a person who thrives in a fast-paced environment that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive wages and generous benefits

  • Supportive team environment with opportunities for advancement

  • Industry stability and innovative company culture

  • Opportunity to work with a broad range of network technologies

  • Flexible work environment

You will be responsible for managing the delivery of complex network solutions that enable, expand and/or enhance Avista’s products and services. You will provide oversight of the development, preparation and maintenance of network technology standards, engineering processes and solution design documentation. You will manage prioritization of network delivery projects and ensure network delivery resource performance and capacity are aligned with business objectives. You will provide leadership to Avista Network Delivery Engineers, ensuring performances and standards are aligned with business objectives. We expect that you will issue and execute assignments with minimal direction.

Other expectations of this position:

  • Manages the project scoping, planning, design, configuration, and installation of network systems and assets.

  • Identifies and mitigates risks to network delivery processes.

  • Implements and ensures compliance of network technology standards, delivery engineering processes and procedures.

  • Manages workload capacity and the work of the overall network delivery team to meet business objectives.

  • Responsible for budgets, contracts, and vendor relationships as appropriate for the delivery of network solutions.

  • Coaches Avista Network Delivery Engineers through professional development, core strengths and areas of growth.

  • Grows a strong and harmonious relationship with all other business units in the delivery of network assets & systems.

  • Seeks to understand and evangelize how network systems can and do enable Avista's products and services.


Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, information systems, or related field of study. 7 – 10 years of relevant leadership experience within an enterprise class organization with 3 years of technical leadership experience coordinating teams or projects. Demonstrated successful development and implementation of new technologies and work processes. Process and people oriented; understanding of the value being delivered by developing and validating engineering models with business requirements. Experience working side by side with represented employees. Experience in agile/scrum delivery environment preferred. An ability to communicate with multiple types of stakeholders in various positions is a must. Other combinations of education and 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".

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)