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LVI Associates: Your Partner for Exceptional Building Services Talent

Navigating from design to planning and execution, with a keen focus on sustainability and energy conservation, our global reach and specialist acumen make us the premier partner for permanent, contract, and multi-hire talent solutions in the Building Services sector.

Leverage our extensive 15+ years of partnership experience in talent acquisition for superior hiring, onboarding, and retention outcomes. If your aim is to enhance recruitment processes, stand out to top professionals by utilizing data-backed insights on salaries and benefits, and keep pace with industry advancements, request a call back today or submit a job specification to accelerate your search for Building Services experts.

Whether you're seeking top-tier talent in Building Services, or are a professional in the fields exploring career opportunities, LVI Associates is your trusted ally. Our team specializes in delivering elite professionals, such as Design Engineers, Heavy Civil Superintendents, Project Managers, and more.

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Benefits of working with LVI Associates

Building Services, incorporating sophisticated technology and robust cybersecurity, is becoming increasingly vital in today's evolving infrastructure landscape. The demand for these developments is soaring as both established and emerging organizations lean towards the implementation of smart and automated systems in building management.

Whether your need lies in rapid placements for critical roles such as a Heavy Civil Superintendent, or strategic talent acquisition solutions for multiple Building Services positions, LVI Associates possesses the resources and expertise to deliver remarkable results. Among the numerous advantages of working with our specialist Building Services team are:

Experience

We have over a decade’s worth of experience as a leading talent partner in Building Services

Network

A vast, global network of the best, in-demand professionals, working worldwide across Building Services.

Knowledge

Our award-winning Building Services talent specialists offer bespoke, tailored guidance on the latest hiring trends and industry news to help you achieve your goals.

Take the first step in overcoming your talent shortage by completing our form. Our dedicated team awaits the opportunity to discuss how we can effectively partner with your organization to fulfill your Building Services hiring needs.

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Building Services Jobs

Building Services will be pivotal as automation becomes increasingly prevalent in our built environment. Partnering with a talent specialist like LVI Associates, who is immersed in the Building Services sector, can place your career on a leading trajectory. Review our current openings or submit your CV/resume, and our consultants will contact you when a fitting opportunity arises.

Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer

The opportunity to join a versatile professional consulting and design firm, offering services spanning from treatment facilities to firehouses, land surveying to road reconstruction, and site assessment to remediation. Responsibilities Project design and development tasks, including drawings, calculations, cost estimates and specifications for various large and small scale plumbing and/or fire protection projects. Coordinate and over see various aspects of projects with other engineering and architecture departments. Nurture client relationships, which include attending meetings, answering questions and/or providing resolutions to problems/issues that may arise. Attend project meetings pertaining to construction administration; review contractor submittals and provide feedback and clarification when needed. Coordinate and manage communication with local water districts and health departments for back flow permitting for domestic and fire water services Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. Must have substantial design experience in a consulting environment, with at least 3-5 years experience devoted to plumbing/fire protection systems projects. Prior experience preparing construction specifications and drawings required. Familiarity with all applicable plumbing/fuel gas/mechanical state and local codes and standards. A strong knowledge of sizing and design layouts for domestic water services, domestic water distribution, sanitary waste and venting systems, storm water, grease and oil collection systems, natural and propane gas distribution. Ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. HVAC and/or Fire Sprinkler design experience desirable. Knowledge of Revit a plus. Familiarity with various local government agencies. EIT desired / PE preferred.

US$100000 - US$140000 per year
New York
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Electrical Discipline Lead

Title: Electrical Discipline Lead Location: Fort Worth (Hybrid Position) Salary: $150,000+ Duties/Responsibilities: Prepare design of electrical and interior/exterior lighting systems, design documents, plans and specifications. Guide others in the preparation of programming documents, schematic design, and design development and construction documents. Manage multiple electrical engineering designs of new construction and renovation projects. Prepare designs, and handle design review and quality control. Prepare electrical construction specifications, budgets, schedules and work plans for projects. Researches building codes and standards to determine essential design requirements of the projects. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff members, utility representatives, contractors, and consultants and clients. Perform electrical system planning including electric distribution layouts, specifications of wiring systems, and analysis of loads. Calculate lighting illumination levels and designs lighting layouts for both interior and exterior lighting projects. Perform electrical studies including voltage drop/dip, short circuit and overcurrent coordination studies. Prepare various technical reports for engineering studies. Coordinate with other disciplines, utility companies, consulting engineers, architects, and contractors to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in project design. Update Project Managers on work progress, and address potential project problems. Attend meetings, conferences, trainings to stay current on trade principles, practices and new developments. Understanding of LEED requirements and LEED AP preferred Experience with high-performance sustainable systems design with a holistic integrated building systems approach Qualifications: Texas Professional PE Registration B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering Minimum 10-15 years' electrical engineering design experience Experience performing short circuit, voltage drop, protective device coordination Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit BIM, SKM Powertools, Easypower and AGi32 lighting analysis or equivalent nowledge of NEC, NFPA 101 Comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of electrical engineering and electrical equipment operation Thorough knowledge of the overall medium- and low-voltage electrical power and distribution systems Thorough knowledge of building industry codes and standards Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Excellent leadership and communication skills Proven ability to strategically pursue and win new work and clients that fit business plan Excellent written and verbal communication Competencies: Acquires, understands, and applies technical and professional knowledge and skills to perform job effectively, efficiently, and safely. Understands and adheres to policies and procedures. Stays abreast of trends and pending changes within assigned area of responsibility. Establishes, enforces, and drives policies that promotes Company vision and culture to achieve company objectives. Strong business acumen. Offers excellent communication and presentation skills in an organized, professional manner. Ability to nurture and maintain key relationships internally and externally through communication and diplomacy. Contributes to a positive and productive team-oriented environment. Offers open communication/feedback within the team. Minimizes conflict and builds collaboration to maintain productive team.

US$150000 - US$180000 per year
Fort Worth
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Electrical Engineer - Washington DC

Title: Seeking Experienced Electrical Engineer for Multidisciplinary Consulting Engineering Firm in Washington, DC Intro: Looking for an exciting opportunity to showcase your electrical engineering skills? Look no further than our client - a top 500 consulting engineering firm that is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer with 6-8 years of relevant experience. Our client prides themselves on their unique business model and culture, which allows them to provide clients with unmatched service. Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering * Professional license as a PE (Professional Engineer) * Extensive knowledge of multiple markets Skills Required: The ideal candidate should have hands-on expertise working across multiple projects within the field of electrical systems design such as Lighting Systems Design and Analysis; Low Voltage Infrastructure(LVI); Power Distribution System Planning/Design. Our preferred candidate will also be able to demonstrate exceptional project management abilities including but not limited coordination between team members during construction or implementation phases while maintaining compliance standards related OSHA safety guidelines. If you are passionate about delivering high-quality services then please send us your updated resume!

US$115000 - US$140000 per year
District of Columbia
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Senior Electrical Engineer - Baltimore, MD

Title: Join a Nationally-Recognized Firm as Senior Electrical Engineer in Baltimore! Intro: Are you an experienced and licensed electrical engineer looking for your next challenge? Our client, a nationally-recognized engineering, architectural, construction management and environmental firm is seeking to hire a Senior Electrical Engineer based in the beautiful city of Baltimore. With over 100 years of experience serving clients across various industries with integrity and professionalism at its core values, this organization presents exciting opportunities for growth. Key Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for performing complex design calculations while ensuring compliance with all relevant safety codes and regulations. Qualifications: Applicants must meet these minimum qualifications; * A Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in Engineering from an accredited university. * Active Professional Engineering License (PE) * At least 10+ Year's Experience designing electrical building systems Skills & Knowledge Required: In addition to meeting the above requirements; The ideal candidate should possess strong skills that enable them perform their job effectively such as ; - Proficiency using AutoCAD and Revit - Excellent written/oral communication abilities when dealing with colleagues, clients etc . - Ability work independently under minimal supervision Salary Information: Our Client offers competitive salaries commensurate upon proven capability. Details regarding salary expectations can be discussed during interview sessions . Conclusion : Apply today if you want join our team providing top-notch services offering unique solutions throughout multiple sectors ranging from healthcare facilities, military bases, commercial projects, education among others.

US$130000 - US$170000 per year
Baltimore
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Electrical Engineer/Designer - Columbia, MD

Title: Seeking an Experienced Electrical Engineer/Designer for a Leading MEP Engineering Firm in Columbia, Maryland. Introductory Paragraph: Our client is a renowned international MEP engineering firm that provides top-quality consulting, design and project management services across the United States and Middle East. We are seeking to recruit an experienced Electrical Engineer/Designer with expertise in designing electrical systems who can join their team of expert professionals based out of our office located in beautiful Columbia, Maryland. Key Skills & Qualifications: Safety Consciousness: - Prioritizes safety as key component when developing designs. - Knowledgeable about OSHA regulations related to construction sites Low Voltage Infrastructure (LVI): - Expertise at managing low voltage infrastructure equipment - Ability to troubleshoot system problems MEP Design Experience: - Demonstrated experience working on large-scale projects from conception through completion - Familiarity with industry-standard software such as AutoCAD or Revit Electrical Systems Design Proficiency: - Extensive knowledge of electrical codes including NFPA70E - Skilled at interpreting blueprints and schematics Responsibilities include but not limited to; * Develop detailed plans for power distribution units using computer-assisted engineering tools like CAD programs. * Create schedules detailing work breakdown structure which includes critical path analysis according to timeline requirements, budgeting constraints etc., Conclusion:The successful candidate will have proven skills within all areas listed above along with excellent communication abilities. If you meet these qualifications please don't hesitate; apply today!

US$100000 - US$130000 per year
Columbia
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Senior Electrical Engineer - Alexandria, VA

Title: Join Our Team as a Senior Electrical Engineer in Alexandria, VA (ESOP) Introductory Paragraph: Are you an experienced electrical engineer looking for your next career move? We have the perfect opportunity for you! Our client is seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join their team as a Senior Electrical Engineer. As an employee-owned professional services firm dedicated to transforming the built environment, our client offers competitive salaries, strong tenure and great benefits. Key Responsibilities: - Designing power distribution systems - Developing lighting plans - Conducting load calculations - Creating construction documents using AutoCAD or Revit Qualifications: The ideal candidate should possess: - A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited institution. - Minimum of seven (7) year's experience working on a variety of projects within the MEP industry - Experience developing safety management programs according to OSHA guidelines . - Strong knowledge of codes such NEC,NFPA70E ,ASHRAE standards etc.. Skills Required : We are searching for candidates with excellent problem-solving skills who can work well under pressure while delivering high-quality results. The following technical skillset will be required by successful applicants: * Proficient use of design software tools like Autocad &Revit * Ability develop clear engineering drawings that represent proposed solutions accurately ; Analyze project specifications / requirements ensuring all necessary information has been provided; * Excellent verbal/written communication abilities coupled with ability coordinate effectively across multiple departments/teams Apply below if interested!

US$120000 - US$170000 per year
Alexandria
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Lead Structural engineer - Jersey City

LVI are proud to represent an innovative full-service engineering and consulting firm with a top tier repair and restoration team! The firm is home to specialists whose expertise spans across a diverse collection of services including Structural Engineering, Leak/Condition Assessments, Roofing & Waterproofing, Parking Garages, Rope Access, New construction, and more. With a team of over 100 experts, we prioritise outstanding customer service across various sectors, including multifamily, industrial, commercial, and retail buildings, as well as the insurance, hospitality, and health care industries. Operating across the East Coast and licensed in multiple states, our firm is rapidly expanding, always seeking talented professionals to join us. I am currently seeking a senior Structural Engineer with minimum of 5+ years of structural repair/restoration experience for our Jersey City, NJ office. The ideal candidate will possess a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license and have experience with high-rise/building facades. Responsibilities: Coordinate project meetings and ensure adherence to time lines. Conduct on-site inspections and document existing conditions. Prepare written correspondence and maintain clear communication with clients and contractors. Analyse technical specifications and drawings for accurate implementation. Maintain organised project data and provide post-project feedback for continuous improvement. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Structural Engineering. Professional Engineer license required. Five plus years of experience in architectural/engineering consulting. Proficient in written and verbal communication. Strong project management and organisational skills. Knowledge of building codes and regulations. Benefits: the company offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401(k) retirement program, paid time off, continuing education reimbursement, and more.

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New Jersey
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Heavy Civil and/ or Water Treatment Project Manager

Position: Heavy Civil and/or Water Treatment Project Manager Salary: $120,000- $180,000 + Bonus(s) Location: Seattle, WA Company Overview: This company is a a renowned construction firm specializing in heavy civil and water treatment projects across the Seattle/ Greater Seattle Area. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, they deliver high-quality infrastructure solutions that positively impact communities and the environment. Job Description: They are seeking a dedicated and experienced Project Manager to oversee heavy civil and/or water treatment projects from conception to completion. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in managing large-scale construction projects, with expertise in heavy civil and/or water treatment facilities. Responsibilities: Lead project planning, scheduling, and execution to ensure projects are completed safely, on time, and within budget Manage project teams, subcontractors, and vendors to coordinate all aspects of project delivery Monitor project progress and performance metrics, identifying and addressing any issues or risks that may arise Communicate effectively with stakeholders, including clients, engineers, regulatory agencies, and internal team members Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, permits, and quality standards throughout the project lifecycle Prepare and present regular project updates, reports, and budget forecasts to senior management and clients Experience Needed: Minimum of 7 years of experience in project management, with a focus on heavy civil and/or water treatment projects Proven track record of successfully managing complex construction projects from start to finish Strong technical knowledge of civil engineering principles, water treatment processes, and construction methods Experience with project management software and tools (e.g., Primavera P6, Procore, AutoCAD) Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire project teams to achieve goals Qualifications Needed: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or related field (required) Professional Engineer (PE) license or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification (preferred) Familiarity with environmental regulations and permitting processes related to water treatment projects Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities Benefits: Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans Retirement savings plan with company match Paid time off, holidays, and flexible work arrangements Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company A supportive and inclusive work culture that values diversity and innovation Join their team and contribute to the successful delivery of transformative infrastructure projects that make a difference. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and qualifications. We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

US$120000 - US$180000 per year
Seattle
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Pipe/ Utility Superintendent - Portland, OR

Position: Pipe/Underground Wet Utility Superintendent Salary: $120,000- $180,000 + Bonus(s) Location: Portland, OR Company Overview: Join this dynamic team, a leading construction firm specializing in infrastructure projects in the Portland, OR area. They are committed to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions to their clients while fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. Job Description: They are seeking a skilled and experienced Pipe/Underground Wet Utility Superintendent to oversee all aspects of underground utility projects in the Portland metropolitan area. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in managing pipe installation, sewer systems, stormwater management, and other wet utility infrastructure projects. Responsibilities: Lead and supervise field crews to ensure the successful completion of underground utility projects on time and within budget Coordinate with project managers, engineers, and subcontractors to plan and execute project activities Manage all aspects of project scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation Ensure compliance with safety regulations and company policies on every job site Conduct regular inspections and quality control checks to maintain high standards of workmanship Provide timely progress reports and communicate effectively with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle Experience Needed: Minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership role overseeing pipe/underground wet utility projects Proven track record of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously Extensive knowledge of underground utility construction techniques, materials, and equipment Familiarity with local regulations and permitting requirements related to underground utility installations Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and mentor field crews to achieve project goals Qualifications Needed: Bachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering, or related field (preferred) Valid driver's license and clean driving record OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Certification (preferred) Experience with project management software and tools (e.g., Procore, Microsoft Project) Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans Retirement savings plan with company match Paid time off and holidays Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company A collaborative and supportive work environment focused on safety, integrity, and excellence Join their team and play a key role in shaping the future of infrastructure in the Portland area! To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and qualifications. We look forward to hearing from you!

US$120000 - US$180000 per year
Portland
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Plumbing Engineer

Job Opportunity: Plumbing Engineer (MEP) Are you a skilled Plumbing Engineer with a passion for excellence and innovation? Join a dynamic team and be part of shaping the future of MEP engineering! Company Overview: A leading engineering firm specializing in MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) services for public/state, educational, industrial among more projects. With a commitment to quality and sustainability, they strive to deliver cutting-edge solutions to our clients. Location: Long Island, NY Type: Full-time Responsibilities: Design and develop plumbing systems for various projects, ensuring compliance with building codes and regulations. Collaborate with architects, contractors, and other stakeholders to integrate plumbing systems seamlessly into building designs. Conduct site visits to assess plumbing requirements, troubleshoot issues, and provide technical support during construction. Perform hydraulic calculations, pipe sizing, and material selection to optimize system performance and efficiency. Stay updated with industry trends, codes, and best practices to incorporate innovative solutions into project designs. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field. Preferably 5-8 years of experience Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and other relevant software tools for plumbing design. Strong knowledge of plumbing codes, standards, and regulations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and clients. Benefits: Competitive salary package Health insurance coverage Professional development opportunities Hybrid work environment

US$90000 - US$140000 per year
New York
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Low Voltage Technology Designer - Remote

We are seeking a skilled and experienced individual to join our client's team. As a Low Voltage Technology Designer, you will play an integral role in the telecommunications sector by providing exceptional design solutions for registered comms distribution designers. Job Overview: As part of this permanent remote position, your primary duties will include creating detailed designs using Revit software that meet the needs and requirements of clients within the telecoms industry. You'll collaborate with other professionals on projects while ensuring adherence to safety standards throughout all phases of development. Qualifications & Skills: To qualify for this role, candidates must have at least 5 years' experience working in low voltage technology or related field such as LVI (Low-Voltage Infrastructure), along with proficiency in using Revit software. Other key qualifications/skills required include: - A Bachelor's degree or higher level qualification from an accredited institution - Ability to work independently without supervision - Strong communication skills both written and verbal - Thorough understanding of local codes/regulations governing telecom infrastructure installations. - RCDD Joining our client's diverse community would mean becoming part of one America's leading telecommunication companies serving businesses across United States; we look forward hearing back!

US$100000 - US$120000 per annum
United States Virgin Island
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Mechanical Project Manager - TRAVELING

Company Overview Recently partnered with a growing Mechanical Contractor (TOP 50 ENR) specialising in large industrial and commercial construction projects across the US. They're currently seeking experienced Project Managers for large-scale commercial and industrial projects they have across the US Responsibilities Manage and oversee all Mechanical scope of work on the project, including planning, design, procurement, installation, testing, and commissioning Ensure compliance with relevant codes, standards, and regulations Develop and manage project schedules and budgets Coordinate with other project teams and stakeholders to ensure that MEP work is integrated seamlessly with other disciplines Manage subcontractors and vendors, ensuring that work is completed on time and within budget Conduct regular site inspections to ensure that work is being carried out to the required standard and that any issues are addressed promptly Provide regular progress reports to senior management Requirements Minimum of 7 years' experience in Mechanical construction for large-scale projects Experience working on projects over $50M in value Strong knowledge of Plumbing/piping systems, HVAC and construction practices Excellent communication, leadership, and team management skills Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills Familiarity with project management software and tools Benefits Competitive salary Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance 401(k) plan with employer match Paid vacation and holidays Opportunities for professional growth and development

US$125000 - US$150000 per annum
United States of America
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News & Insights

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Exploring Double-Skinned Façades

As the world grapples with environmental challenges, the construction industry has undergone a significant transformation. The increasing focus on sustainable building practices has paved the way for innovative architectural solutions. Among them, double-skinned façades have emerged as a game-changer, combining energy efficiency, aesthetic appeal, and environmental responsibility. This blog explores the remarkable growth of the façade market, driven by the adoption of double-skinned façades, while also discussing the challenges faced in talent acquisition and nurturing new talent.According to insights from The Insight Partners, a leading market research firm, the façade market's size is anticipated to witness substantial growth. In 2021, the market was valued at $195.42 billion, and it is projected to reach an impressive $270.91 billion by 2028. This remarkable surge is attributed to various factors, including the increasing demand for sustainable construction practices, the flourishing construction industry in China, and the widescale adoption of double-skinned façades in corporate buildings worldwide.Benefits of Double-Skinned FaçadesEnergy Efficiency: Double-skinned façades provide exceptional thermal insulation, reducing energy consumption for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The additional layer acts as a buffer, reducing heat transfer between the interior and exterior, thereby promoting energy conservation.Improved Indoor Comfort: The dual-layer design of double-skinned façades enhances indoor comfort by minimizing temperature fluctuations, drafts, and noise pollution. The internal layer acts as a barrier against external elements, creating a controlled and serene environment for occupants.Natural Ventilation and Daylighting: These façades offer opportunities for natural ventilation and daylighting, reducing reliance on mechanical systems and artificial lighting. The external layer protects against excessive heat gain, while carefully placed openings facilitate cross-ventilation and ample natural light penetration.Aesthetic Appeal and Design Flexibility: Double-skinned façades offer architects and designers an expansive canvas for creativity. The two layers can be designed with different materials, textures, and finishes, resulting in visually stunning façades that enhance the overall aesthetics of the building.Challenges in Talent Acquisition and Nurturing New TalentAs the adoption of double-skinned façades gains momentum, the industry faces significant challenges in acquiring and nurturing talent in this specialist field:Skills Shortage: Designing and implementing double-skinned façades require specialized knowledge and expertise. However, finding professionals with experience in this niche area can be challenging, as it demands a unique skill set combining architecture, engineering, and sustainability.Continuous Learning and Upgrading: The field of double-skinned façades is evolving rapidly, with new technologies and materials being introduced regularly. To stay ahead, professionals need to embrace lifelong learning, continuously upgrade their skills, and stay updated with the latest industry advancements.Limited Educational Programs: Currently, there is a lack of dedicated educational programs and courses that focus specifically on double-skinned façades. Aspiring professionals often face difficulties in finding comprehensive training opportunities, resulting in a scarcity of talent in the industry.Nurturing New TalentAddressing the talent gap in the double-skinned façades industry requires collective efforts from educational institutions, industry leaders, and professional organizations. Some potential solutions include:Collaboration between Academia and Industry: Educational institutions can collaborate with architectural firms, engineering companies, and sustainability organizations to develop specialized programs and internships, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.Knowledge Sharing Platforms: Creating online platforms and forums where professionals can exchange ideas, share best practices, and discuss emerging trends can encourage continuous learning and community building within the industry.Mentorship and Apprenticeship Programs: Established professionals can mentor and guide aspiring talent through apprenticeship programs, providing hands-on experience and practical insights into the field of double-skinned façades.​The rise of double-skinned façades is revolutionizing the construction industry, offering a sustainable and visually appealing solution to architectural challenges. The projected growth of the façade market highlights their immense potential in mitigating environmental impact and improving energy efficiency. However, the scarcity of talent and the need for nurturing new professionals pose significant challenges.If you are a client seeking global talented façade professionals to bring your visionary projects to life, we encourage you to request a call back from LVI Associates. LVI Associates is a renowned recruitment firm specializing in connecting businesses with top-tier talent in the construction and engineering sectors. With their extensive global network and industry expertise, LVI Associates can assist you in finding the right professionals to execute your double-skinned façade projects flawlessly.For façade professionals seeking exciting new projects and career opportunities, we recommend exploring the façade vacancies listed by LVI Associates. Whether you are a seasoned expert or just starting your career, LVI Associates offers a range of opportunities across the globe, allowing you to showcase your skills and contribute to cutting-edge architectural advancements.

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Overcoming Challenges to Achieve True Sustainability in Façade Engineering

Façade engineering plays a critical role in the pursuit of sustainable building practices. However, achieving true sustainability in façade design is not without its challenges. Balancing aesthetics and performance, cost considerations, limited availability of sustainable materials, and the lack of industry standards are just a few hurdles faced by professionals in the field. In this blog, we delve into the difficulties encountered in achieving true sustainability in façade engineering and explore ways to overcome them.Balancing Aesthetics and PerformanceFaçades serve as the visual identity of a building, making aesthetics a significant consideration. However, reconciling visual appeal with energy efficiency and sustainability can be a complex task. Striking the right balance between design requirements and sustainable performance can be challenging, but it is possible through innovative design solutions, advanced materials, and thoughtful integration of energy-efficient technologies.Cost ConsiderationsSustainable design often entails higher upfront costs compared to conventional approaches. Incorporating energy-efficient technologies, renewable energy systems, and eco-friendly materials may require additional investments. The challenge lies in convincing clients and stakeholders of the long-term benefits of sustainability, showcasing reduced operational costs, increased building value, and enhanced occupant satisfaction. Demonstrating the return on investment and lifecycle cost analysis can help overcome cost-related barriers.Limited Availability of Sustainable MaterialsWhile sustainable building materials are gaining popularity, their availability and accessibility can still be limited. Finding suppliers and manufacturers that offer sustainable options in the required quantities and specifications can be challenging. Additionally, sustainable materials may come with higher costs or require specialized installation techniques. Overcoming this challenge involves actively seeking out reliable suppliers, and exploring alternative materials.Lack of Industry Standards and RegulationsThe absence of consistent industry standards and regulations specific to sustainable façade engineering poses a challenge. Clear guidelines and benchmarks are necessary to ensure that sustainable practices are universally adopted. Encouraging collaboration among industry professionals, architects, engineers, and governing bodies can drive the development and implementation of green building certifications, codes, and regulations that promote sustainable façade design.Integration ChallengesImplementing various sustainable technologies and strategies in façade design requires seamless coordination among multiple stakeholders. Ensuring optimal performance and compatibility of different components can be technically challenging. Overcoming integration challenges involves fostering collaboration, enhancing communication, and utilizing building information modeling (BIM) technology to facilitate coordination and ensure the smooth integration of different systems.Evolving Technologies and Knowledge GapThe field of sustainable façade engineering is constantly evolving, with new technologies and strategies steadily emerging. Keeping up with the latest advancements and understanding their practical applications can be a challenge. Continuous professional learning, participation in industry events, and knowledge-sharing platforms can all help to bridge the knowledge gap and keep informed about emerging trends.Lifecycle ConsiderationsTrue sustainability in façade engineering requires considering the entire lifecycle of the façade, including material selection, maintenance, and end-of-life options. Ensuring durability, ease of maintenance, and the potential for repurposing or recycling demands careful planning and coordination among stakeholders. Incorporating lifecycle thinking early in the design process can lead to more sustainable choices and reduce the environmental impact throughout the façade's lifespan.​While achieving true sustainability in façade engineering comes with its fair share of challenges, the industry is making significant strides. By addressing the balance between aesthetics and performance, managing costs, advocating for sustainable materials, establishing standards and regulations, enhancing collaboration, and staying abreast of evolving technologies, professionals in the field can overcome these hurdles. With collective efforts and an ongoing commitment, the goal of achieving true sustainability in façade engineering can be realized, paving the way for greener and more sustainable buildings.Hiring managers play a crucial role in driving sustainability in façade engineering. By prioritizing candidates with a passion for sustainability or relevant experience, organizations can shape the industry and make a positive environmental impact. If you're a hiring manager seeking talented façade engineers with a focus on sustainability, we invite you to complete our request a call back form. Our specialist team at LVI Associates can connect you with skilled professionals who are dedicated to creating energy-efficient and environmentally friendly façades. Together, let's build a greener future in façade engineering.

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The Future of Façade Engineering: Embracing Change and Engaging Expertise

As a hiring manager in the built environment industry, you're no stranger to the importance of façade engineering. This crucial discipline, straddling both architecture and engineering, plays a transformative role in shaping our buildings and urban landscapes. With the ever-evolving nature of construction and design technology, the field of façade engineering is also poised on the cusp of dramatic change. This naturally raises the question: how can you ensure your company is adequately prepared for these changes and remains at the forefront of innovation in this field?LVI Associates is the catalyst for your solutions. If your search extends to roles like façade consultant, façade designer, façade structural engineer, or façade project manager, LVI Associates is primed with a diverse pool of specialist talent that can guide you through the ever-evolving landscape of façade engineering. Request a call back request with LVI Associates now, and allow us to find the right talent your business needs to excel in this dynamic field.The Future is Now: The Trends Shaping Façade EngineeringSustainable and Energy Efficient DesignSustainable and energy-efficient design is not a new trend, but it's a trend that will continue to dominate the future of façade engineering. Buildings account for approximately 40% of global energy consumption, and façades, as the 'skin' of a building, play a crucial role in energy conservation. Façade engineers who specialize in sustainable design, energy modeling, and building envelope performance will be in high demand as companies seek to meet stricter energy regulations and public demand for sustainable architecture.Digitization and Building Information Modeling (BIM)The increasing digitization of the construction industry is bringing about significant changes in the way façades are designed and constructed. BIM, in particular, is revolutionizing façade engineering, offering a 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insights and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. Façade engineers skilled in BIM and other digital design tools will be invaluable as the industry continues to embrace digitization.Advanced Materials and MethodsThe future of façade engineering also lies in the exploration and utilization of advanced materials and innovative methods. Whether it's self-cleaning concrete, bio-reactive façades, or responsive façade systems that adapt to changing environmental conditions, the possibilities are endless. Expertise in advanced materials, methods, and technologies can give your company a competitive edge in the marketplace.Challenges Facing Façade EngineeringFaçade Engineering, like any other discipline, is subject to a variety of challenges that evolve alongside the industry itself. These challenges are often driven by changes in technology, regulatory environments, and societal needs. Here are some of the significant challenges facing Façade Engineering today:Sustainability and Energy Efficiency: As awareness and concern for the environment grow, façade engineers are tasked with designing façades that are not only visually appealing but also energy-efficient and sustainable. This often involves balancing aesthetics with performance to create façades that reduce energy consumption and minimize environmental impact.Regulatory Compliance: Building codes and standards are continually evolving to ensure safety, energy efficiency, and sustainability. Façade engineers need to keep pace with these changes to design and construct façades that meet or exceed these standards.Technological Innovations: With the advent of new materials, construction methods, and digital technologies like BIM, façade engineers need to stay updated and adapt their practices accordingly. They must embrace new skills and tools, and navigate the complexities of integrating these technologies into existing workflows.Complexity of Modern Architecture: Today's buildings often feature intricate or unconventional designs that can be a challenge to execute. Complex geometries, large glass surfaces, and unique materials require a high degree of technical expertise and creative problem-solving.Balancing Cost and Quality: Façade engineering involves making decisions that can significantly impact the overall cost of a project. Engineers need to balance budget constraints with the need for high-quality materials and construction, which requires a deep understanding of both the financial and technical aspects of a project.Building Longevity and Maintenance: Designing a façade that stands the test of time and requires minimal maintenance is another critical challenge. This concern becomes even more significant for tall buildings exposed to harsh weather conditions and other environmental factors.These challenges underscore the need for skilled and knowledgeable professionals in the field of façade engineering. They also highlight the importance of ongoing learning and adaptation in this ever-evolving discipline. The future of façade engineering depends on our ability to meet these challenges head-on, employing innovative solutions and leveraging the latest technology to create buildings that are sustainable, efficient, beautiful, and resilient.Embrace the Future with LVI AssociatesFinding the right specialist talent is crucial to successfully navigate these trends. But how do you attract these professionals, and how do you evaluate their expertise and their fit within your company? That's where LVI Associates, a leading provider of specialist talent in the built environment sector, comes in.With a comprehensive understanding of the façade engineering landscape and an expansive network of professionals, we ensure that the process of hiring is as smooth and efficient as possible. Our dedicated team of consultants can help you navigate the complexity of these emerging trends, ensuring that you have the right team in place to meet your strategic goals.Request a call back from LVI Associates if you're looking for specialist talent in façade engineering. If you have a job specification on hand, feel free to submit it to us today. We understand the nuances and specifics required in a façade engineering role, and we're ready to help connect you with the right professionals.

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Interview & Hiring Guidance

​5 essential tips for employers, hiring managers, and HR on the hiring process in energy & infrastructure The interview process, from initial phone call screenings and psychometric testing, to face to face interviews with the hiring manager and onsite tours, can often be a long and laborious process. So it is imperative to keep an interview process streamlined and engaged, to ensure talent doesn’t drop out, and your organization, and yourself is represented best. Here are 5 vital top tips for employers to stick to when interviewing top talent. Be present Showing excitement to prospective candidates provides insights for them into the potential team culture and attitude. Asking them questions about themselves, on their interests, their lives, their careers, as opposed to only technical questions to vet their hard skills, goes a long way in connecting on a human level. Another way to connect is by sharing real life examples of the day to day, positive experiences about the role and team, and details about project work. These are important talking points candidates like to know, and while they understand an interview may be rigorous technically, maintaining the conversational, human aspect is important too. Being engaged may sound simple, but given how much of the interview process is over Zoom/VC/phone these days, it is easy to get distracted and check emails or open windows on your computer. Remaining attentive and interested will bring the best out of the interview process and provide a positive candidate experience. Also important is to be interesting yourself. Be in sell modeMany of the above points are indirect examples of selling your team and role. However, in a more overt way, providing exciting opportunities at present and for future career growth are always on candidates’ minds and knowing there is more to be excited about than just hands-on skills or what is in the job description on day one makes them buy into the role and organization more. As part of selling the role, explain why you took this position, and what you liked about the company and team. Be relatable to their circumstances and share with them why the position in your team, at your company, is the best move they can make.Another important aspect to highlight here is the culture. Maybe there is more to what makes the role great than just the daily tasks or responsibilities, such as company sports team, lunch clubs, charitable groups, or environmental initiatives. Highlight what else is enjoyable so that candidates are excited about this role, as well as the team and company, aside from the day to day. These days competition for top talent is so tight, that those cultural differences can distinguish you amongst the rest.Be positive Many of the above points translate to this aspect of hiring, but above all, being cordial, professional, and sharing timely feedback all contribute to a positive candidate experience. In some cases, the candidate may not be a good fit culturally, or for your position, but you should still offer them professionalism and positivity in the interview. Remember, they may have colleagues or a network of other experts that could be better suited for your role/team. You want them to have a positive experience to refer people to you, and maintain your company’s reputation in the market, as well as your own. It's also important to note that many candidates often have other processes in the mix, so if you give them any chances to doubt their experience, they could be more likely to go elsewhere. Be flexible If a professional isn’t the 100% right fit, still ask yourself if there is a place for them in the team or organization, especially if they bring something unique to the company. Keep an open mind when recruiting talent, and consider the future headcount. Potentially you can create a new role for an exceptional candidate, especially if you don’t want to lose someone good to a competitor. See the positives in a candidate’s skillset if they bring enough to the table, and find reasons to say yes, especially in this market. Outside of being flexible with the job description, can you also be flexible with the offer? Offering nuanced benefits, flexible working, and customizing offers to the individual joining can again make the difference between rejecting and accepting. Be decisive The market is still exceptionally hot, so it is vital hiring managers are mindful of how quick an interview process needs to be. “Keeping someone warm” is so important, but if you can’t commit to them you do risk them going in another direction. Therefore, be timely with your feedback, especially if it's positive, to keep the momentum up. If they are at the top of your mind, you should stay at the top of theirs. Try and push approvals quickly as well. This is often bureaucratic but affect whatever influence you can have on an interview or hiring process, and don’t allow things to slow down if you can control it.Finally, be competitive. Don’t allow back and forth negotiations to hinder a process or allow time for other processes to catch up. Put your best, most competitive offer forward so it entices them from the very start.  To hire the best candidate for your open role, get in touch with LVI Associates today. As a specialist talent partner in energy & infrastructure , we have access to industry-leading talent around the world. Find the talent you need by submitting your vacancy, or request a call back below to elevate your hiring process with the right talent partner today.

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Finding a company culture that fits 

For professionals seeking a new job, it’s often factors like salary, the day-to-day of the role itself, and the company brand that are central to the decision process. But each company has its own culture, customs, and values, even if they aren’t clearly defined, and they actually have more of an influence on your productivity, success, and even earnings than might be immediately clear. The world of work has undergone some remarkable transformation over the last few years, accelerated by the pandemic and the redefining of our values that it sparked - not to mention the major shift to a candidate-driven job market. As a result, experts have been given the opportunity to rethink what’s important to them in their day-to-day work life beyond the paycheck or job spec, and in large professional sectors in particular, such as technology and finance, this has positively influenced hiring companies’ approach to culture and its pivotal role in attracting and retaining top talent, as well as quality of work. A company’s culture is essentially its personality, and while some may think of it as a buzzword that signifies lunch time yoga or wearing casual clothes to work, it plays a much greater role in how an employee shows up for work every day than any promotion, bonus, or salary could. Thankfully, businesses are catching on, and companies from trendy new start-ups to corporate powerhouses are adapting to the changing needs of professionals, investing more intentionally in developing cultures focused on collaboration, positivity, and flexibility, alongside added perks that are both useful and unusual, giving them an extra competitive edge. Business cultures are just as varied as those in societies, and there can be danger in taking a job in a company where there is a cultural disconnect between employer and employee. This can lead to issues down the line as the employee becomes unhappy and the employer is dissatisfied with attitude or performance. When interviewing for a new role, it is therefore imperative that you are conducting your own assessment of their culture and how you would fit into it. It’s one thing to ask broadly about what their culture is like, but it’s important to come prepared with more specific questions in order to get a deeper sense of what life as an employee there would really be like. This article will look at what to focus on when assessing the culture of a workplace you are interviewing for, and how to get a realistic impression of the culture by doing some digging yourself before accepting a job offer. Look beyond the free gym passWhen reading about a potential role at a new company, it’s important to look beyond the shiny, eye-catching perks that they’ll want to tell you all about. While a free gym pass, pizza Fridays, a pool table, and fabulous social events are alluring, (and rightfully so, as they are a sign of a company that wants to reward the hard work of its employees) these are surface level, and your experience in the company will depend much more on deeper cultural traits and values such as flexibility when you need it, a supportive team environment, recognition, and opportunities for growth. While some perks are inventive and exciting and can certainly enhance your experience, a cool office space will never compensate for a negative work environment, and your happiness is always more important than a brand name on your CV or a bottle of beer on a Friday. Remember that perks are part of company culture, but not the culture itself, and tt is a company culture that helps businesses pull through times when money for perks isn’t on tap.What is truly important to you?You can work in a beautiful office with tastefully exposed brickwork and a designer chair, but none of this will matter if you hate your job. Approaching your job search having previously assessed what exactly you are seeking from your work life, what your non-negotiables are, and which elements of company culture will have the biggest impact on you, will help you to stay focused and land the role that’s right for you. Work out what truly motivates you and will support you to be the best version of yourself both professionally and personally, whether it’s flexible working options, a diverse workforce, or a tight-knit team, and see if this is provided by the company you are interviewing for. Consider which environments make you feel productive. How do you best work? Are you seeking more autonomy and the option to work from home? Then you may not be a fit for a company that is heavily focused on collaboration and team socialising.What is the company’s mission? Its values? Does it have a corporate social responsibility programme? A diverse workforce? Pinpoint those core values and see how they align with the messages companies are including on their employee value proposition and materials for professionals. These will inspire commitment and confidence in both your search and in the decision you land on.How to research a company culture as a professionalJust as you’ll want to get a feel for a neighbourhood before you buy a house, the same applies when you are searching for a new job. Your actual exposure to a company can be limited within the recruitment process, so we recommend using the following to research a company’s culture.Do some digging online​Have a look at employee review sites such as Glassdoor for comments from inside the company on their culture. However, keep in mind that people are potentially more likely to leave a bad review than a good one. This may mean, however, that a company with a slew of great reviews could be a particularly positive sign.​See if you have any connections within the company on LinkedIn and get the inside scoop from them. Again, don’t take these viewpoints as gospel, but rather as a building block and a way to get a general idea of employee experience. LinkedIn is also a way to find out the general tenure of people who work there as well as possibilities for progression and development. Good retention and development can be a sign of a positive company culture. Branch out during your interviewWhile an interview is a company’s chance to determine whether your skills and experience are right for the role, a large part of the decision will come down to character fit, which is essentially another way of determining how you would fit into their culture. It’s also a two-way street, of course, meaning it’s your opportunity to figure out if their culture is a fit for you, too. A great way to get the answers to this question that you need is to find an opportunity to speak candidly to your interviewer or others you meet within the business. These are likely the people you’ll be interacting with regularly and you’ll want to get a sense of how they communicate, both to you and to each other. Are they excited about the company? Do they seem to get along well? Do you have things in common beyond the professional? These are all factors that contribute to the overall culture and will impact your everyday experience.Get specificAsking a generic question will give you a generic answer, and hiring managers and other people who may be part of your interview process don’t want to hear the same old question interview after interview. Instead, show the company you’re interviewing for that you’re looking for more than to just show up, do the work, and get paid. You’re an individual with more to offer, and all parties will benefit from a good cultural fit. In addition, it’s not enough for you to take their word that they have a great company culture. Get into specifics and request examples of when company values and culture have led to success or excellent employee wellbeing. For example, say that you want to work somewhere where personal development is taken seriously, and then ask for an example where a personal development program has helped an employee achieve a promotion or a new qualification. Or if mental health support is important to you, ask about the ways in which the company offers this and whether it’s been well utilised. These stories and examples will give you a much better impression of how the culture works rather than memorised lines about remote working policies and employee engagement. And on top of that, you’ll get a much better feel for the people behind the job titles, which is half the battle when it comes to understanding where you fit into a company’s culture. No matter what position you find yourself in, use these tips to spot the work cultures that will — and will not — work for you. The company you ultimately choose should enable you to flourish rather than wear you (or your well-being) out.

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Phaidon International Findings

​As a leading talent partner, we keep our finger on the pulse when it comes to hiring trends, and 2022 was no exception. It has never been more important for companies to understand what business-critical professionals are thinking when it comes to making career changes, what compensation they’re after, and what benefits they really desire.We surveyed our vast, global network of the best, in-demand professionals, and came up with a number of valuable insights that employers need to know about if they want to attract the best talent, and just as critically, keep them.Discover what is motivating top talent around the world right now with our highlights across Engineering & Infrastructure.Download your copy of this report by completing the form below:​

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​The Key to Attracting Female Talent to Engineering

Women remain as scarce as ever in engineering and advanced manufacturing. By the latest estimates, women make up only 13% and 9% of the US engineering and advanced manufacturing workforce respectively. These statistics reveal the state of stagnation over the last few decades. The numbers haven’t changed since 2001, for fact advanced manufacturing, the current estimate represents a decline of one per cent. Why are less women drawn to pursue engineering? One suggestion: they are less competitive. Researchers suggest that gender differences in psychological traits contribute to gender occupational segregation. They argue that women are generally more risk averse and less competitive than men, which affects the “choice of field of study, which in turn affects future career choice.” The report cites a study from the Netherlands that found even after accounting for grades, perceived mathematical ability and socioeconomic background, gender differences in competitive can account for 20% of their subject choice.However, a study by Muriel Niederle, a professor at Stanford, and Lise Vesterlund found that women were much less confident in their abilities, and this caused them to shy away from situations in which they would have to compete with others.One way to combat this is to give women more encouragement. Among STEM subjects, engineering continues to have one of the highest rate of attrition and women have a higher turnover than men. Several reasons have been posed for this, including an inflexible and demanding work environment that made work-family balance difficult and stigma consciousness. Indeed, in a recent survey by DSJ Global, 41% of engineering professionals say that a lack of accommodation for work-life balance and family is the main challenging to increase gender diversity.Gender bias, whether incidental or deliberate, has a profound impact on attracting women into engineering roles. Dan Brook, a director of LVI Associates, comments that he has witnessed the effects first hand when it comes to recruiting female talent: “We had one individual, who got through to the final interview stage at a well-known engineering firm. She did her due diligence and saw that the board of directors were all men—so she pulled herself out of the process. She thought they wouldn’t suit her. This shows there’s a practical, as well as moral, reason to diversify your board and your company. Gender diversity, or a lack of it, has a real impact on talent acquisition. This is tangible.”​Changing the landscapeChange really has to come from the top down, advises Dan Brook, but he has observed a renewed commitment from legislators with regard to supporting diverse businesses, “I first heard about this in Texas a few years ago, where the government are supporting female or minority lead companies through a number of certification schemes, including the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program and, nationally, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).” The Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program was created to promote full and equal procurement opportunities for small business that are at least 51% owned by women or minority groups. Once their application is approved by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA), the company is considered ‘certified’ and agencies using them on contracts receive credit toward meeting established HUB goals.In Texas, the state-wide HUB goals for procurement are 11.2% for heavy construction other than building contracts and 21.1% for all building construction. Nationally, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) operates in a similar fashion. Where for-profit small businesses have at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations, they can receive a DBE certification from the relevant state-generally the state Uniform Certification Program (UCP). As recipients of financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, state and local transportation agencies are then responsible to establish DBE subcontracting goals. Such programs play just a part in driving diversity in engineering. Not all companies can, or will be, minority-led, but they need to find ways to increase their gender balance. All firms need to create an integrated talent pipeline that hires and promotes female talent. The first step to accomplishing this is to understand why female engineers exit from the recruitment process. Download our complimentary report that takes a deep dive into the engineering, manufacturing, transport and logistics responses from Why Women Withdraw from the Recruitment Process.

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