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LVI Associates: Your Partner for Construction Talent

LVI Associates is a leading global talent partner with a specialized focus on the Construction sector. Leveraging our deep market insights and extensive network, we're ideally positioned to connect businesses with the highly sought-after talent they need to meet the growing demand within the sector. Our team understands the rapid pace of change in Construction and adeptly aligns professionals with opportunities that fuel both their careers and organizational growth. With LVI Associates, you gain a trusted partner in recruiting exceptional talent that can navigate the expanding Construction landscape.

Whether you're in search of high-caliber talent, or are a Construction Engineer exploring career opportunities, LVI Associates is here to support you. Our dedicated team specializes in providing exceptional professionals for roles such as Construction Project Managers, Estimators, Site Supervisors, and Civil Engineers.

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​Benefits of working with LVI Associates

We're at the heart of transforming blueprints into reality. More industries are now focusing on the need for sturdy, efficient, and green construction projects, making the demand for skilled professionals incredibly high. Trends like urban expansion, population growth, and the need for durable buildings that can withstand changing climates are just some of the drivers of this demand.

Whether you're in a hurry to fill key Construction roles or looking for the right talent to fit into your long-term vision, we've got the people and expertise to give you outstanding results. Here's what you get when you work with the LVI Associates' Construction team:

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We have over a decade’s worth of experience as a leading Construction talent partner.

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A vast, global network of the best, in-demand active and passive Construction professionals, working worldwide.

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Construction Jobs

The field of Construction is set to experience unprecedented growth and innovation. The emergence of sustainable methods, digital technology, and advanced construction approaches signals a rising demand for proficient Construction talent. Embrace this opportunity to be part of the industry's future. Explore our current roles or submit your CV/resume to LVI Associates. As your trusted talent partner, we'll assist in propelling your career forward, shaping the future of construction together.

Water Treatment Plant Construction Project Manager - Houston

Summary: A construction contracting firm specializing in water and wastewater treatment plant construction currently has an opening for a Project Manager the Houston area. Experience in treatment plant construction: excavation, grading, site work, utilities and tanks, etc. would be preferred. Project Managers would be required to budget, schedule and direct a safe and successful construction site. This contractor chases work around the Houston/Waco/College Station area and has an industry leading culture with a backbone of long-term staff that the PM will integrate with. They prioritize high standards for safety and strive to maintain the health and well-being of their employees. The Project Manager will be responsible for… Bid package preparation, prepare bid tabulations, and offer suggestions for selections by owners Directing scheduling, budgeting, and bidding Reviewing request for changes and provide approval Interacting directly with the client, manager, vendors, and other contractors The Project Manager should have the following qualifications… Bid package preparation, prepare bid tabulations, and offer suggestions for selections by owners Directing scheduling, budgeting, and bidding Reviewing request for changes and provide approval Interacting directly with the client, manager, vendors, and other contractors Benefits/Perks: Competitive pay, with great bonuses and perks Works on excellent projects with an extensive pipeline Recognizes and rewards hard work Empowering and supportive management Several health plan options, dental and vision insurance Lucrative 401k plan with generous match If you're interested in this role, please don't hesitate to apply. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

US$110000 - US$140000 per year
Houston
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Grading Superintendent

Job Advertisement: Grading Superintendent Location: Charleston, SC Are you an experienced and driven professional with a strong background in heavy civil construction? Are you ready to take on a leadership role that will make a significant impact on large-scale infrastructure projects? Look no further - an exciting opportunity awaits you in beautiful Charleston, SC! About Us: Our client is a respected leader in the heavy civil construction industry, known for its commitment to excellence and innovation. They specialize in delivering complex infrastructure projects that shape communities and drive progress. As a Grading Superintendent, you will be at the forefront of leading our dedicated teams to success. Position Overview: As the Grading Superintendent, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the execution of diverse heavy civil projects in Charleston and the surrounding areas. Your expertise will guide our teams in ensuring projects are completed safely, efficiently, and to the highest quality standards. Responsibilities: Project Leadership: Lead and manage all phases of heavy civil projects, from planning and execution to completion, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and specifications. Team Management: Supervise and mentor project teams, including engineers, foremen, equipment operators, and laborers, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence. Quality Assurance: Implement rigorous quality control measures to uphold project standards and meet client expectations. Safety Focus: Champion a strong safety culture, consistently enforcing safety protocols and best practices to ensure the well-being of all team members on-site. Communication: Maintain clear and open communication with clients, stakeholders, and internal teams, providing regular updates on project progress and addressing any concerns. Problem Solving: Identify challenges that may arise during construction and implement effective solutions to mitigate potential delays or issues. Resource Management: Efficiently allocate resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials, to optimize project efficiency and success. Qualifications: Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in heavy civil construction, with a proven track record of successful project delivery. Prior experience in a superintendent role is preferred. Experience with NCDOT or SCDOT is highly preferred Technical Expertise: Strong understanding of heavy civil construction techniques, equipment, and methodologies. Leadership Skills: Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and inspire teams, fostering a collaborative and results-driven work environment. Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with diverse teams, clients, and stakeholders. Safety Commitment: Unwavering dedication to upholding the highest safety standards and promoting a safe working environment. Problem Solving: Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to make timely decisions under pressure. Education: Relevant degree or certification in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field is preferred. Benefits: We offer a competitive compensation package, including a salary commensurate with experience, performance-based bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team and be part of shaping the future of infrastructure in Charleston. If you are interested in the Grading Superintendent position, please don't wait to apply!

US$110000 - US$130000 per year
Charleston
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Geotechnical Project Manager - Houston

Job Title: Geotechnical Project Manager Location: Houston, Texas About Us: We are a reputable and innovative engineering consulting firm located in Houston, specializing in geotechnical and environmental engineering services. We take pride in delivering high-quality solutions to our clients and have a strong commitment to excellence. We are currently seeking an experienced Geotechnical Project Manager to lead our geotechnical projects and contribute to our continued success. Job Description: As a Geotechnical Project Manager, you will play a vital role in overseeing and managing geotechnical engineering projects from inception to completion. You will lead a team of engineers and technicians, ensuring project deliverables are met on time and within budget. Your technical expertise, leadership skills, and project management abilities will be essential in providing exceptional service to our clients. Key Responsibilities: Project Management: Manage multiple geotechnical projects simultaneously, including scope development, budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation. Client Engagement: Build and maintain strong client relationships, serving as the main point of contact for project updates, inquiries, and concerns. Technical Oversight: Provide technical guidance to project teams, review engineering calculations, and ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices. Field Investigation: Oversee and participate in field investigations, including soil testing, subsurface exploration, and instrumentation installation. Geotechnical Analysis: Perform geotechnical analysis and interpretation of field data, including slope stability analysis, foundation design, and settlement analysis. Reporting: Prepare detailed geotechnical reports, presenting findings, recommendations, and solutions to clients. Quality Assurance: Implement quality control and assurance measures to maintain high project standards and safety protocols. Budget Management: Monitor project budgets and expenses, ensuring projects remain on track financially. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all projects comply with relevant environmental and safety regulations and permitting requirements. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or related field. Master's degree is a plus. Professional Engineer (PE) license in the state of Texas. Minimum of 5 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, including project management responsibilities. Proficiency in geotechnical software and analysis tools (e.g., gINT, PLAXIS, LPILE). Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to lead project teams and interact effectively with clients. Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail. Familiarity with local geotechnical conditions and regulations in the Houston area is preferred. Benefits: Competitive salary Comprehensive health and dental insurance Retirement savings plan Professional development opportunities Collaborative and dynamic work environment

Negotiable
Houston
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Geotechnical Project Manager

Geotechnical Project Manager - Houston, Texas About Us: The client we're working with prioritize safety, quality, and client satisfaction while ensuring optimal economic outcomes for every project. They adhere to the highest standards, and the Project Managers play a crucial role in upholding our commitment to excellence. If you're ready to take on this exciting challenge and work with a dedicated team, we encourage you to apply. Key Responsibilities: As a Project Manager, your responsibilities will include: Embracing our Core Values in all aspects of your work Assessing the scope of work and resource requirements during initial client contact Preparing detailed estimates for selected projects Supervising the entire construction process to ensure adherence to design, budget, and schedule Coordinating on-site functions, including scheduling, engineering, and material control Providing technical assistance, such as interpreting drawings and recommending construction methods Managing contractual performance of the project Leading an interdisciplinary team to successfully complete projects on time and to specifications Conducting cost analysis and preparing budgets Performing risk assessments and providing recommendations for risk mitigation Serving as a liaison between the company, customers, and vendors Ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations, standards, and best practices Undertaking additional assignments as directed by your supervisor Qualifications: To excel in this role, you should have: A 4-year engineering degree or equivalent technical training and experience At least eight years of experience in construction management, estimating, or craft supervision in similar facility construction Comprehensive knowledge of construction, craft agreements, negotiations, and safety protocols Strong communication, organizational, and supervisory skills Proficiency in construction law and experience in advising federal and commercial construction clients Familiarity with government services, contract administration, and procurement Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Above-average oral and written communication skills, leadership abilities, and independent judgment A proactive and customer-focused approach to your work The ability to quickly grasp project-specific details Physical Demands: You'll need to be comfortable with: Communicating orally and in writing with various stakeholders Extended periods of sitting Regular use of phones and email Maintaining good hearing, vision, and speaking abilities Occasionally exerting up to 25 pounds of force Efficiently using common office equipment Applying good reasoning and analytical skills Benefits: Covering benefits at 90% for EE and Dependents Up to a 4% match on 401k Unlimited paid time off Great employee retention and long-term growth opportunities Huge backlog of work Please do apply if you're interested!

US$110000 - US$160000 per annum
Texas
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Geotechnical Superintendent

Job Title: Geotechnical Superintendent Location: Texas, travelling Currently working with a leading geotechnical and environmental construction firm specializing in the construction of levees, dams, and slurry walls. With a track record of successful projects and a commitment to safety and quality, they are seeking a dedicated and experienced Superintendent to join their team and lead our projects to success. Job Summary: As a Levee, Dam, and Slurry Wall Projects Superintendent, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the construction of critical infrastructure projects, including levees, dams, and slurry walls. You will be a key player in ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with the highest safety and quality standards. Key Responsibilities: Project Management: Lead and manage all aspects of construction projects, from initiation to completion. Develop and implement project plans, schedules, and budgets. Monitor project progress and adjust plans as necessary to meet goals and deadlines. Team Leadership: Supervise and coordinate the activities of project staff, subcontractors, and suppliers. Foster a collaborative and safety-focused work environment. Provide guidance, mentorship, and performance feedback to project team members. Quality Control and Safety: Ensure all work complies with industry standards, codes, and regulations. Implement and enforce safety protocols to maintain a safe working environment. Conduct regular safety meetings and inspections. Cost Management: Monitor project costs and manage resources efficiently. Identify cost-saving opportunities and take appropriate action to stay within budget. Client and Stakeholder Communication: Serve as the primary point of contact for clients, stakeholders, and regulatory agencies. Maintain open and effective communication channels to address concerns and provide project updates. Problem Solving: Identify and resolve project issues and obstacles promptly. Make informed decisions to keep projects on track. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field (preferred). Proven experience as a Superintendent in levee, dam, and slurry wall construction projects. Extensive knowledge of construction methods, materials, and equipment. Strong leadership and team management skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. Knowledge of safety regulations and best practices. Proficiency in project management software and tools. Willingness to travel and work at project sites as required. Benefits: Competitive salary and bonus structure. Health, dental, and vision insurance. Paid Overtime 401K Plan Career development opportunities. A dynamic and collaborative work environment.

US$100000 - US$140000 per annum
Texas
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Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Dallas

Job Title: Senior Geotechnical Engineer Location: Dallas, Texas About Us: We are a leading forensic engineering firm in Dallas, specializing in providing expert analysis and consulting services for a wide range of geotechnical and structural engineering challenges. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to delivering high-quality solutions to our clients. We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our team and contribute to our mission of providing exceptional forensic engineering services. Job Description: As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will play a crucial role in our forensic engineering projects, conducting detailed investigations, analyzing data, and providing expert recommendations to our clients. You will work closely with our multidisciplinary team of engineers, architects, and technicians to solve complex geotechnical and structural problems. Your expertise will help us uncover the root causes of failures and provide valuable insights for litigation support and insurance claim investigations. Key Responsibilities: Conduct thorough geotechnical investigations, including site inspections, soil sampling, and laboratory testing, to assess soil and foundation conditions. Analyze geotechnical data and perform in-depth geotechnical engineering calculations to identify potential causes of failures or structural issues. Prepare comprehensive geotechnical engineering reports, detailing findings, recommendations, and conclusions. Collaborate with other engineering disciplines and professionals to develop effective solutions to complex forensic engineering challenges. Provide expert testimony in legal proceedings, including depositions and court appearances, as needed. Review and evaluate construction plans, designs, and specifications to ensure compliance with geotechnical engineering standards and best practices. Assist in the development of remediation plans and construction oversight for projects requiring structural and foundation repairs. Mentor and provide guidance to junior engineers and technicians on geotechnical engineering principles and practices. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering. Master's degree is preferred. Professional Engineer (PE) license in the state of Texas. Additional geotechnical certifications are a plus. Minimum of 8 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, with a strong background in forensic investigations. Proficiency in geotechnical software and analysis tools, such as gINT, PLAXIS, and FLAC. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders. Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated experience providing expert testimony in legal proceedings is a plus. Benefits: Competitive salary Health, dental, and vision insurance Retirement savings plan Professional development opportunities Collaborative and supportive work environment

Negotiable
Dallas
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Heavy Civil/ Civil Estimator- Portland, OR

Position: Heavy Civil Estimator Salary: $120,000 + $180,000 + Bonus(s) Location: Portland, OR About Us: This General Contractor is a reputable construction company specializing in heavy civil projects in the Portland area. With a strong commitment to excellence and innovation, they consistently deliver high-quality construction solutions. As they continue to expand their operations, they are seeking an experienced Heavy Civil Estimator with expertise in HCSS HeavyBid software to join their team. Position Overview: As a Heavy Civil Estimator, you will be a vital part of their pre-construction team, responsible for accurately estimating project costs using HCSS HeavyBid software. Your role will be essential in securing and delivering successful projects in the Portland area. Experience Needed: Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Heavy Civil Estimator, with a successful track record in the Portland construction market. Proficiency in HCSS HeavyBid software, including the ability to create detailed and precise cost estimates. Comprehensive knowledge of heavy civil construction methods, materials, and equipment. Familiarity with local regulations, permitting processes, and environmental considerations in Portland. Strong analytical skills and meticulous attention to detail in bid preparation. The ability to interpret project plans, specifications, and contract documents. Experience with construction takeoff software is a plus. Qualifications Needed: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with project teams and clients. Exceptional organizational skills and the capability to manage multiple bid projects concurrently. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel. Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy in estimating. Strong problem-solving abilities. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Key Responsibilities: Utilize HCSS HeavyBid software to prepare detailed, competitive, and accurate cost estimates for heavy civil projects. Review project plans, specifications, and contract documents to identify project requirements and scope. Collaborate with project management, subcontractors, and suppliers to gather necessary information for precise estimates. Conduct quantity takeoffs and material pricing to ensure comprehensive bid proposals. Prepare bid documents, including comprehensive cost breakdowns and project schedules. Evaluate subcontractor and supplier quotes for inclusion in bid packages. Contribute to the development of bid strategies and pricing models. Present and discuss estimates with project teams and clients as required. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. 401(k) retirement plan with a company match. Opportunities for professional development and career advancement. Collaborative and inclusive work environment. Access to industry-leading software tools and resources. Employee wellness programs and initiatives. Generous paid time off and holiday benefits. If you are a skilled Heavy Civil Estimator with experience in HCSS HeavyBid software and a passion for contributing to the success of their Portland projects, we encourage you to apply. To be considered, please submit your resume, thanks!

US$120000 - US$180000 per year
Portland
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Traveling Heavy Civil Project Manager- USA

Position: Traveling Heavy Civil Project Manager Salary: $100,000-$200,000 + Bonus(s) Location: United States (Travel Required) About Us: This General Contractor is a leading construction company specializing in heavy civil projects across the United States. They are committed to excellence, safety, and innovation in all their endeavors. As we continue to expand their operations nationwide, they are seeking an experienced Traveling Heavy Civil Project Manager to lead and oversee projects. Position Overview: As a Traveling Heavy Civil Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in managing and delivering complex civil construction projects across the United States. This position requires extensive travel to project sites, ensuring successful project execution while upholding the highest standards of safety, quality, and efficiency. Experience Needed: Minimum of 7 years of project management experience in heavy civil construction, including managing projects in multiple U.S. states. Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale civil projects from initiation to completion. In-depth knowledge of construction methods, equipment, and materials related to heavy civil construction. Familiarity with local regulations, permitting processes, and environmental considerations in various U.S. regions. Strong understanding of project management software and tools. Excellent problem-solving skills and adaptability to changing project requirements. Qualifications Needed: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field preferred. PMP (Project Management Professional) certification or equivalent is a plus. Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively lead project teams in diverse locations. Exceptional organizational and time management abilities. Detail-oriented with a focus on quality control and project documentation. Proven ability to manage project budgets, schedules, and resources efficiently. Willingness to travel extensively and work in various U.S. states. Key Responsibilities: Manage and oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of heavy civil projects in multiple U.S. states. Ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and in compliance with safety and quality standards. Collaborate with project teams, subcontractors, and stakeholders to achieve project objectives. Develop and maintain project schedules, budgets, and progress reports. Conduct regular site visits to monitor progress, address issues, and ensure safety protocols are followed. Provide leadership and mentorship to construction crews and project staff. Resolve any project-related issues and conflicts promptly. Maintain clear and consistent communication with clients and stakeholders. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. 401(k) retirement plan with a company match. Opportunities for career advancement and professional development. Collaborative and inclusive work environment. Cutting-edge technology and tools to support project management. Employee wellness programs and initiatives. Travel-related benefits, including accommodations and per diem allowances. Generous paid time off and holidays. If you are a results-driven project manager with extensive experience in heavy civil construction and are ready to travel across the United States to oversee diverse projects, we encourage you to apply. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume, thanks!

US$100000 - US$200000 per year
United States of America
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Heavy Civil/ Civil Estimator- Seattle, WA

Position: Heavy Civil/ Civil Estimator w/ HCSS Expereince Salary: $120,000-$180,000 + Bonus(s) Location: Seattle, WA About Us: This General Contractor is a respected construction company specializing in heavy civil projects in the Seattle area. Their commitment to excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction sets them apart in the industry. As they continue to grow, they are seeking an experienced Heavy Civil Estimator to join their team and contribute to our ongoing success. Position Overview: As a Heavy Civil Estimator, you will play a pivotal role in their pre-construction process, utilizing your expertise in HCSS HeavyBid software to prepare accurate and competitive bids for heavy civil projects in the Seattle area. Your contributions will directly impact our ability to secure and deliver high-quality projects. Experience Needed: Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Heavy Civil Estimator, with a proven track record of success in the Seattle construction market. Proficiency in HCSS HeavyBid software, including the ability to create detailed and accurate cost estimates. Comprehensive knowledge of heavy civil construction methods, materials, and equipment. Familiarity with local regulations, permitting processes, and environmental considerations in Seattle. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail in bid preparation. Ability to interpret project plans, specifications, and contract documents. Experience with construction takeoff software is a plus. Qualifications Needed: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field is preferred. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with project teams and clients. Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple bid projects simultaneously. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel. Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy in estimating. Strong problem-solving abilities. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Key Responsibilities: Utilize HCSS HeavyBid software to prepare detailed and competitive cost estimates for heavy civil projects. Review project plans, specifications, and contract documents to identify project requirements and scope. Collaborate with project management, subcontractors, and suppliers to gather necessary information for accurate estimates. Conduct quantity takeoffs and material pricing to ensure comprehensive bids. Prepare bid proposals, including detailed cost breakdowns and schedules. Evaluate subcontractor and supplier quotes for inclusion in bid packages. Assist in the development of bid strategies and pricing models. Present and discuss estimates with project teams and clients as needed. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. 401(k) retirement plan with a company match. Opportunities for professional development and career advancement. Collaborative and inclusive work environment. Access to industry-leading software tools and resources. Employee wellness programs and initiatives. Generous paid time off and holiday benefits. If you are a skilled Heavy Civil Estimator with experience in HCSS HeavyBid software and a desire to contribute to the success of our projects in Seattle, we encourage you to apply. To be considered, please submit your resume, thanks!

US$120000 - US$180000 per year
Seattle
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Project Engineer- Seattle, WA

Position: Heavy Civil Project Engineer Salary: $90,000- $120,000 + Bonus(s) Location: Seattle, WA About Us: This General Contractor is a respected construction company specializing in heavy civil projects throughout the Seattle area. They are dedicated to excellence, innovation, and delivering outstanding construction solutions to their clients. As they continue to expand, they are seeking an experienced Heavy Civil Project Engineer to join their team and contribute to the success of our projects. Position Overview: As a Heavy Civil Project Engineer, you will be a vital part of their project management team, assisting in the planning, coordination, and execution of complex civil construction projects in Seattle. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging and impactful projects. Experience Needed: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in project engineering within the heavy civil construction industry, with a focus on Seattle-area projects. Proficiency in assisting with project planning, scheduling, and execution. Knowledge of construction methods, materials, and equipment commonly used in heavy civil projects. Familiarity with local regulations, permitting processes, and environmental considerations in Seattle. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to evolving project requirements. Experience with project management software and tools. Qualifications Needed: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field. Strong communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with project teams. Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining project quality. Proficient organizational skills and time management abilities. Ability to assist in managing project budgets, schedules, and resources. Valid driver's license Key Responsibilities: Collaborate with the project management team to assist in planning and executing heavy civil projects in Seattle, ensuring adherence to safety and quality standards. Participate in the development and maintenance of project budgets, schedules, and progress reports. Work closely with project stakeholders, subcontractors, and suppliers to achieve project goals. Conduct regular site inspections to monitor progress, address issues, and enforce safety protocols. Provide support to project teams and assist in various project-related tasks. Contribute to the management of project documentation, including contracts, change orders, and permits. Assist in identifying and addressing project risks and challenges. Foster effective communication and collaboration among team members. Benefits: Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. Opportunities for professional development and career growth. Inclusive and collaborative work environment. Access to cutting-edge project management technology and tools. Employee wellness programs and initiatives. Generous paid time off and holiday benefits. If you are a motivated and detail-oriented project engineer with a background in heavy civil construction and a passion for delivering quality work, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. To be considered, please submit your resume, thanks!

US$90000 - US$120000 per year
Seattle
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Project Manager- Seattle

Position :Heavy Civil Project Manager Salary: $120,000- $180,000 + Bonus(s) Location: Seattle, WA About Us: This General Contractor is a prominent construction company specializing in heavy civil projects in the Seattle area. They pride themselves on delivering exceptional quality and innovation in every project they undertake. As they expand their operations, they are seeking an experienced Heavy Civil Project Manager to lead and oversee their projects with excellence. Position Overview: As a Heavy Civil Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in planning, executing, and delivering complex civil construction projects in the Seattle area. You will be responsible for ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards. Experience Needed: Minimum of 5 years of project management experience in heavy civil construction, with a focus on projects in the Seattle area. Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale civil projects from inception to completion. Thorough understanding of construction methods, equipment, and materials used in heavy civil projects. Familiarity with local regulations, permitting processes, and environmental considerations in Seattle. Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing project requirements. Proficiency in project management software and tools. Qualifications Needed: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field is preferred but not required. PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is a plus. Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to lead project teams effectively. Exceptional organizational and time management skills. Detail-oriented with a focus on quality control and project documentation. Proven ability to manage project budgets, schedules, and resources efficiently. Valid driver's license Key Responsibilities: Lead and manage the planning and execution of heavy civil projects in Seattle, ensuring compliance with safety and quality standards. Develop and maintain project budgets, schedules, and progress reports. Coordinate with project stakeholders, subcontractors, and suppliers to achieve project goals. Conduct regular site visits to monitor progress, address issues, and ensure safety protocols are followed. Provide leadership, mentorship, and support to project teams. Oversee project documentation, including contracts, change orders, and permits. Proactively identify and mitigate project risks and challenges. Foster strong client relationships and ensure customer satisfaction. Benefits: Competitive salary based on experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. 401(k) retirement plan with company match. Opportunities for career advancement and professional development. Collaborative work environment. Access to cutting-edge technology and tools for project management. Employee wellness programs and initiatives. Generous paid time off and holidays. If you are a dynamic and results-oriented project manager with a strong background in heavy civil construction, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. To be considered, please submit your resume, thanks!

US$120000 - US$180000 per year
Seattle
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Heavy Civil Superintendent- Seattle, WA

Position: Heavy Civil Superintendent - Deep Underground Wet Utilities Salary: $120,000-$180,000 + Bonus (s) Location: Seattle, WA About Us: This General Contractor is a leading construction company specializing in heavy civil projects with a strong presence in the Seattle area. They are committed to excellence, safety, and innovation in our construction practices. As they continue to grow, they are seeking an experienced Heavy Civil Superintendent with expertise in deep underground wet utilities to join the team. Position Overview: As a Heavy Civil Superintendent, you will play a critical role in overseeing and managing their deep underground wet utilities projects in the Seattle area. You will be responsible for ensuring the successful completion of projects while upholding the highest standards of safety, quality, and efficiency. Experience Needed: Minimum of 7 years of experience in heavy civil construction, with a focus on deep underground wet utilities. Proven track record of successfully managing and completing complex underground utility projects. Extensive knowledge of construction methods, equipment, and materials related to deep underground wet utilities. Strong understanding of local regulations and permitting processes in the Seattle area. Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing project requirements. Proficiency in project management software and tools. Qualifications Needed: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field is preferred but not required. OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Certification or equivalent. Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to lead and motivate project teams. Detail-oriented with a focus on quality control and project documentation. Exceptional organizational and time management skills. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Key Responsibilities: Manage and oversee deep underground wet utilities projects from inception to completion. Ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and in compliance with safety and quality standards. Collaborate with project teams, subcontractors, and stakeholders to achieve project goals. Develop and maintain project schedules, budgets, and progress reports. Conduct regular site inspections and safety audits. Provide leadership and mentorship to construction crews and project staff. Resolve any project-related issues and conflicts promptly. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. 401(k) retirement plan with company match. Opportunities for career advancement and professional development. Collaborative work environment. Cutting-edge technology and tools to support project management. Employee wellness programs and initiatives. Paid time off and holidays. If you are a results-driven construction professional with a passion for overseeing deep underground wet utility projects and are looking to join a dynamic team, we encourage you to apply. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume, thanks!

US$120000 - US$180000 per year
Seattle
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Architects Look to Termite Mounds to Improve Building Ventilation

Nature has always been an incredible source of inspiration for human innovation. From the streamlined design of high-speed trains, modeled after the kingfisher’s beak, to the invention of Velcro inspired by burdock burrs, biomimicry – the design and production of materials, structures, and systems modeled on biological entities and processes – has significantly impacted the way we create and innovate.One of the most fascinating examples of this is the study of termite mounds by architects and scientists. Believe it or not, these seemingly insignificant structures have been a goldmine of insights for sustainable and efficient building design, particularly when it comes to ventilation.The Wonder of Termite MoundsTo the untrained eye, termite mounds might just appear as large piles of dirt. But inside, they are marvels of architectural design. Termites, despite being blind, manage to build towering mounds that maintain a remarkably stable internal environment. Regardless of the outside temperature, whether it's sweltering hot or chillingly cold, the inside of a termite mound remains stable, hovering around 30°C (86°F).The Secret: Natural Air ConditioningThe key to this impressive thermal regulation is ventilation. Termites have designed their mounds with a complex network of tunnels and chambers that facilitate airflow. The outer wall of the mound is thick and effectively absorbs heat during the day, while the inner wall is thinner and releases heat during the night.Furthermore, the mound is constructed in such a way that when hot air rises (as it naturally does), it gets expelled from the top, drawing in cooler air from the base and surrounding areas. This continuous circulation of air ensures that the temperature remains constant and that the termites, as well as their fungus gardens (their primary food source), thrive.Lessons for Human ArchitectureThe principles demonstrated by termite mounds have been eyed by architects and builders as a potential blueprint for designing buildings that require less energy for cooling and heating.Passive Cooling and Heating: By incorporating design principles from termite mounds, it's possible to reduce our dependence on artificial heating and cooling. This means a significant reduction in energy consumption and associated costs.Natural Airflow: Buildings designed with termite-inspired ventilation can benefit from enhanced airflow, minimizing the need for fans or air conditioning.Sustainability: Leveraging natural systems for building regulation reduces its carbon footprint, making the construction process more sustainable and eco-friendly.One notable example is the Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe. This building, designed by architect Mick Pearce in collaboration with engineers at Arup Associates, draws inspiration from termite mounds. By using a passive cooling system inspired by the termites, the Eastgate Centre uses 90% less energy for ventilation than conventional buildings of its size.The Way ForwardAs the world grapples with the challenges of climate change, energy consumption, and sustainability, looking to nature for solutions has never been more pertinent. The study of termite mounds by architects offers a tangible reminder that sometimes, the best answers to modern challenges have already been worked out by nature over millions of years.For hiring managers who recognize the value of innovative thinking and are in search of architectural skill and expertise that champions sustainable design, LVI Associates is here to help. Our consultants understand the nuances of the architectural world and have a keen eye for talent that understands and appreciates the delicate intricacies of design.Request a call back from one of our consultants at LVI Associates to ensure that your next architectural hire can support your journey towards the future of sustainable design.

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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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