• Performance Over Presence

    28 days ago

    ​At the beginning of 2020, many engineering and infrastructure firms were thrust into a remote working trajectory, a watershed year for digital transformation within the workplace. For the past year, the high-speed mass adoption of flexible working required employers to redefine and re-examine the engineering workplace, and how to offer flexibility in an industry that often ...

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  • Locked Down and Upskilled

    about 2 months ago

    ​The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending far more time at home than usual. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?Some utilized this new-found time to prioritize self-care, rediscover a particular passion, o...

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  • LVI Associates Featured on The Structural Engineering Podcast

    3 months ago

    LVI Associates recently joined The Structural Engineering Podcast to discuss the latest hiring trends in the forensics industry. The episode, "A Primer in Forensics", featured LVI Associates Recruitment Consultant, Sarah Lazar, who shared her expertise on the latest industry trends. Focusing particularly on the Midwest United States recruitment market, Sarah was able to shar...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in Engineering and Infrastructure

    3 months ago

    More than 90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has moved forward slowly in recent years. With diversity and inclusion at the top of the agenda, we explore the current state of affairs for women of color in engineering and infrastructure and the underlying processes within recruitment that may create obstacles to increasi...

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  • Talent Trends in Transportation Engineering

    5 months ago

    LVI Associates has partnered with clients in the transportation field through this year as they adapted their strategies and workplaces in unprecedented circumstances. We have also engaged in virtual events and discussions with leading industry associations such the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) to explo...

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  • LVI Associates Partnership with ACEC 2020 Fall Conference

    7 months ago

    LVI Associates is honored to partner with ACEC on their 2020 Fall Conference, which will take place virtually from October 28th – 30th. This conference will bring together engineering leaders and professionals from the top firms across the US for three days of networking, thought leadership, and education.The virtual format of this year’s event is a unique and exciting oppor...

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  • The Work-Life Rebalance

    7 months ago

    We are at a crossroads. The health and wellbeing of the workforce has never been more closely intertwined with the state of the economy.Covid-19 has caused a public health crisis that has forced people to change how they operate and reflect on the way that people organize and work. Global lockdowns have meant that many companies have shifted to remote working – where they ar...

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  • Under Construction: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    10 months ago

    ​When workers finally return to the office, the engineering workplace will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and lasting impact will the pandemic have on the workplace? How will these changes affect talent? What does this guide explore?Short term impactRedesigning the workplace for human healthNegative and positive impacts of social distancingRisk assessment and privac...

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  • Water Services Firm Gets 46% More Female Applicants Using This Trick

    11 months ago

    ​Thames Water, a UK water services firm, has seen a surge of female applicants after removing gendered words from its job adverts.The water services firm was struggling to attract female applicants to its frontline roles. Last year, only 8% of applicants for sewage works technicians came from women. After investigating why interest was so low, Thames Water used an online too...

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  • What's My Better Option: Utility or Consulting Firm?

    12 months ago

    ​This is a common theme I've noticed from when I first started recruiting in the power utilities industry which I still see come up, if not even more frequently now. Luckily, compared to almost three years ago where I would have just scratched my head, I'd like to think I've developed a much more in depth understanding now on the differences, the benefits to both, but more i...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Holly King

    about 1 year ago

    ​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout engineering and infrastructure. In Germany, one third of scientists and engineers are women (33%), significantly behind the European Union average of 40%. How can we address the imbalance? Holly King, a project management recruitment consultant at LVI Associates, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in fu...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Rebecca Mould

    about 1 year ago

    ​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout engineering and infrastructure. In the US, only 13% of engineers in the workforce are women. How can we address the imbalance? Rebecca Mould, Principal Consultant at LVI Associates, US, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equality.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an e...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    over 1 year ago

    ​​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. In engineering, 20% of related degrees are held by women, yet only 13% of the engineering workforce is female. Furthermore, 4% of degrees awarded to women are held by women of color, but only 2% of the total engineering workforce is made up of women...

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  • Driving Diversity in Engineering and Infrastructure

    over 1 year ago

    ​The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. At LVI Associates, we believe the answer is by making gender diversity a commercial imperative - and business leaders agree. A report by McKinsey & Company found that 90% of CEOs said they prioritised gender diversity ...

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  • Embracing Water Sustainability 2019 : collaboration, insight and innovation

    over 1 year ago

    ​On July 25th, LVI Associates and the Singapore Water Association co-hosted Embracing Water Sustainability 2019, which focused on preparing for the future of industrial water consumption. Supported by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, over 80 Water sector professionals came together to explore cutting-edge developments in the field, network with the peers, and listen t...

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  • The Growing Impact of ‘Big Business’ on the U.S. Renewable Energy Industry

    almost 2 years ago

    ​The future for renewable energy looks bright. The Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) seventh annual report that tracks businesses’ solar adoption ranks Apple as the biggest user, with 393.3 MW of capacity now in place. Apple was followed by other big brands from the retail sector, including Amazon, Target and Walmart. The SEIA reports that the U.S. commercial sola...

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  • Why You Should Always be Open to New Career Opportunities

    almost 2 years ago

    ​“I’m not on the job market or looking to make a move at this time, but I’m always willing to listen.”From what I’ve found working in the energy & infrastructure market for almost 2 years is that the majority of people in this industry aren’t actively looking for new opportunities/on the job market and/or are only passively open to exploring what may be out there... and ...

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  • The Growing Gap Between Senior and Junior T&D Engineering Specialists

    almost 2 years ago

    ​A quick scan of job postings for transmission and distribution (T&D) engineers reveals a recurring phrase: subject matter expert (SME). If employers remain willing to hire engineers with niche specialties, so why are so many engineers these days more interested in becoming jacks of all trades?It’s a real concern for employers in the T&D industry. Hanna Ito, Speciali...

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  • The Challenges Facing the U.S.’s Civil Infrastructure

    about 2 years ago

    ​The pressure is on to bring aging U.S. infrastructure back to life before catastrophe strikes. The state of water systems, for instance, brings dangerous levels of contaminants and lead into Americans’ homes, but widespread disaster can be averted with immediate action.Based on the input of 1,300 corrosion professionals, NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) In...

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  • Craft Worker Shortage in US Construction Industry

    about 2 years ago

    ​Although there is no shortage of construction projects, the shortage of skilled craft workers has left contractors scrambling to come up with ways to attract the ever-shrinking talent pool.Dodge Data & Analytics’ 2019 Dodge Construction Outlook forecasted that the total amount of U.S. construction projects starting in 2019 will amount to $808 billion. This amount of wor...

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