Data Center

Data Center

LVI Associates: Your Partner for Exceptional Data Center Talent

The use of data centers, to store and share applications and data, is at an all-time high. 

Pivotal in facilitating digital transformations across a number of industries advancing themselves with AI, machine learning, IoT, and cloud computing, the expansion of data centers has led to a talent shortage. The need for the right professionals to design, build, and run data centers is critical for organization’s to keep up with the growing demand for their services. 

With over 15 years of dedicated recruitment experience, LVI Associates offers talent solutions tailored to the specialized needs of data center professionals and organizations across every phase of the energy and infrastructure lifecycle. Whether sourcing talent for the design and architectural phases of a data center, overseeing the construction and engineering aspects, networks and systems, or facilitating ongoing maintenance and operations, our expertise spans the entire spectrum of skills and roles critical to the success of data center projects.

If you're a business or organization that needs to onboard data center talent, request a call back to get to know what we offer here at LVI Associates. Alternatively, submit a job description if you already have a live vacancy. 

Whether you are looking for world-class data center talent, or are a data center professional exploring new career possibilities, LVI Associates can help. We supply top-tier talent to the industry, including Senior Project Managers, Senior Water Resource Engineers, and more.

If you're a data center professional looking for new career opportunities, please register your CV/resume.

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Benefits of working with LVI Associates

As the data center sector embraces edge and cloud computing, AI, and sustainability efforts, it amplifies the demand for skilled professionals in these areas that can drive operational efficiency and environmental responsibility. 

If you requirea data center recruitment support, we offer resources and expertise to help you achieve your business goals. With LVI Associates, you will benefit from: 

Experience

15 years’ experience as a leading talent partner in data centers.

Network

A vast, global network of the best, in-demand data center professionals across APAC, Europe and the US.

Knowledge

Our consultants possessing in-depth knowledge of data centers, meaning they understand the intricacies of roles and the skillsets required by employers.

Take the first step in overcoming your talent shortage by completing our form. Our dedicated team will walk you through how we can effectively partner with your organization to fulfil your data center recruitment needs.

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Data Center Roles

As data centers adapt to accommodate growing needs for edge computing, hybrid cloud solutions, and moves towards AI and automation, the need for skilled data center professionals only increases. And as more data center become energy-efficiency and tackle their environmental impact, more data centers will also require individuals who can adopt renewable energy sources to power their operations. If you’re a data center professional, browse our open roles or submit your CV/ resume and one of our consultants will reach out when a position aligns with your profile. 

Electrical Vice President - Data Center Construction

Executive Electrical Vice President - Data Center Construction Experience Salary ($275,000 - $350,000) We have an opening for a highly skilled and experienced Data Center / Mission Critical Construction Vice President from an electrical minded background. This position will be to lead, expand and progress the status of the companies footprint in the data center market, outside of their current core locations. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of data center construction, project management, and previous examples of growing company divisions in the US. The successful professional for ths role will be expected to hit the ground running and play a vital role in ensuring the success of high value contracts, hyper-scale buildings and client relationships. This company already has a successfully performing team, mainly established in the New York and Northeast markets where they are completing impressive projects. However, through repeat clients and the strong reputation they have in the electrical construction space, they have an urgent need for a Senior Management member to come aboard, and execute the growth of the Data Center team. Responsibilities: Oversee a Healthy Team Growth Play a pivotal part in the expansion of new and existing client accounts Oversee teams working on data center construction projects Collaborate with other executives to ensure the successful completion of current and new Mission Critical Projects Project Management: Lead teams on the whole project management process Oversee full scope of projects development, from preconstruction through to operations Implement changes into processes and regulations where necessary Identifying potential risks and creating resolutions Technical Expertise: Electrical Construction experience from a on-site and management perspective is essential A though and in-depth knowledge of data center construction projects in essential A proven track record in implementing the latest electrical construction techniques and system Experience in managing teams sized over a 300 person headcount and executing projects of the highest level of project completion and safety Client Collaboration: This will be a client facing role, experience in handling and communicating with high profile clients is essential Ability to maintain positive client relationships and ensure client satisfaction throughout the project life-cycle Ability to provide precise and clear instructions around saftey expectations and project timelines Team Leadership: Experience growing and developing staff will be one of the key factors for this role Develop and foster the companies values and implement this into new employees Expand the companies presence into new locations across the US, whilst maintaining company values Implement SOPs, EPs, and Safety Regulation Procedures based on local law Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, or other related field. Proven experience in managing multiple hyper-scale data center construction projects. Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Posses a thorough knowledge of mission-critical facility requirements, including power, cooling, and redundancy. Familiarity with industry standards such as Up time Institute Tier Standards and ASHRAE guidelines. PMP or relevant project management certification is a plus. A strong background working with electrical construction aspects is essential Ability to travel to different locations across the US Full Benefits included: Excellent salaries A strong bonus structure Travel package and a good Per-Diem when travelling Healthcare, Visual, dental, Life insurance coverage 401k Plan Flexible PTO If you feel you possess the relevant skills, experience and have the drive to expand an already successful company to the next level, then please apply to find out more details about the role.

US$275000 - US$350000 per annum
New York
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MEP Superintendent Data Centers

MEP Superintendent - Data Center Construction - ESOP Company We are currently seeking to add an MEP Superintendent Manager to one of the leading General Contractors in the US. Originally from Seattle, and offices located across the West Coast, the contractor specialise in commercial, healthcare, life science and large data center construction projects. With over 10 years of data center construction experience under their belt already, the client is looking to bolster their MEP teams, with experienced and knowledgeable data center personnel. The first project is currently underway in Seattle, with the second due to start within in the next few weeks in San Fransico both projects are valued over $200M. The rest of the pipeline is due to break ground towards the end of Q3 with over $500M in data center projects alone. The contractor currently has over 15 active projects valued over $500M that are already under construction all across the West Coast, and has a very strong pipeline in life science construction too. Given the data center construction space rapidly expanding for this company, they have built the team to be experienced and being led by one of the strongest members of their senior management team that has a real drive for an open door policy. Requirements for the role: Minimum of 10 years of data center construction Minimum of 5 years of MEP construction experience Experience in switch gear, PDU or telecomms installation is preferred Location based role - West Coast - Seattle - San Francisco - Washington Experience leading MEP trades on hyper-scale projects Posses strong client facing and team growth skills Locations: West Coast Seattle San Francisco Washington Arizona Colorado Company benefits and perks: ESOP Company - Employee Owned Strong Benefits Competitive Salaries Truck Allowances including electric vehicle option! Community Outreach Programme Monthly Company Events Trade School / College Internship Programme Small Company Atmosphere but large headcount Family driven way of working

US$150000 - US$170000 per annum
Seattle
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Safety Manager - Data Center Construction

Data Center Safety Manager Travelling Role - 100% Healthcare Coverage! We are currently seeking to add an experienced Safety Manager to one of the top Design Build General Contractors in the US. Originally from Missouri, and offices located across the South East too, the contractor specialise in commercial, healthcare, life science and now data center construction. With over 10 years of data center construction experience under their belt already, the client is looking to bolster their MEP, Safety and Quality teams in the data center space, starting with bringing on an experienced travelling Safety Manager. The contractor already has over 5 projects valued over $500M that has already broken ground in multiple states in the US, and has a further pipeline valued over $1B in data center projects alone. Given the data center construction space rapidly expanding for this company, they have built the team to be experienced and being led by one of the strongest members of their senior management team that has a real drive for an open door policy. Requirements for the role: Minimum of 5 years of safety in data center construction Minimum of 8 years of safety experience on hyper-scale projects Minimum of 5 years of working on hyper-scale data center projects Ideally led a quality team on a few projects Be located or be willing to travel to Omaha Experience in training teams Locations: Omaha St Louis South Carolina Nebraska Company benefits and perks: 100% Healthcare Coverage For Employee & 75% For Family Competitive Salaries Per Diem (For Travelling Roles) Return Home Twice A Month Covered By Employer Gym Memberships

US$130000 - US$150001 per annum
Omaha
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QQ / QC Manger

QA QC Manager Travelling Role - 100% Healthcare Coverage! We are currently seeking to add a QA QC Manager to one of the top Design Build General Contractors in the US. Originally from Missouri, and offices located across the South East too, the contractor specialise in commercial, healthcare, life science and now data center construction. With over 10 years of data center construction experience under their belt already, the client is looking to bolster their MEP, Safety and Quality teams in the data center space, starting with bringing on an experienced travelling QA QC Manager. The contractor already has over 5 projects valued over $500M that has already broken ground in multiple states in the US, and has a further pipeline valued over $1B in data center projects alone. Given the data center construction space rapidly expanding for this company, they have built the team to be experienced and being led by one of the strongest members of their senior management team that has a real drive for an open door policy. Requirements for the role: Minimum of 5 years of QA / QC in data center construction Minimum of 5 years of working on hyper-scale data center projects Ideally led a quality team on a few projects Be located or be willing to travel to Omaha Experience in training teams Locations: Omaha St Louis South Carolina Nebraska Company benefits and perks: 100% Healthcare Coverage For Employee & 75% For Family Competitive Salaries Per Diem (For Travelling Roles) Return Home Twice A Month Covered By Employer Gym Memberships

US$120000 - US$140000 per annum + Per Diem, 100% Healthcare For Family
South Carolina
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Design and Construction Director

The client is dedicated to delivering cutting-edge data center solutions, providing clients with the infrastructure they need to support their critical operations. They pride themselves on innovation, reliability, and sustainability, and they are seeking a talented Design and Construction Director to lead their team in delivering world-class data center facilities. Position Overview: The Design and Construction Director will play a pivotal role in the planning, design, and execution of data center construction projects across Japan. This leadership position requires a strong blend of technical expertise, project management skills, and strategic vision to drive successful project outcomes while ensuring alignment with company goals and industry best practices. Key Responsibilities: Strategic Planning: Develop and implement strategic plans for data center construction projects, aligning with company objectives and market demands. Project Management: Oversee the entire project life cycle from conception to completion, including budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, and risk management. Design Oversight: Collaborate with internal teams, external consultants, and contractors to ensure that data center designs meet client requirements, industry standards, and regulatory compliance. Construction Management: Provide leadership and direction to construction teams, ensuring quality, safety, and timely delivery of projects while managing costs and optimizing resource utilization. Vendor Management: Evaluate and select vendors, negotiate contracts, and manage relationships to ensure the procurement of materials, equipment, and services necessary for project success. Stakeholder Engagement: Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders, clients, government agencies, and industry partners to facilitate project approvals, permits, and regulatory compliance. Quality Assurance: Establish and enforce quality assurance processes to monitor construction progress, identify potential issues, and implement corrective actions to maintain project quality and integrity. Innovation and Best Practices: Stay abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in data center design and construction to drive continuous improvement and innovation within the organization. Team Leadership: Recruit, mentor, and develop a high-performing team of design and construction professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and excellence. Reporting and Documentation: Prepare regular progress reports, presentations, and documentation for senior management, clients, and other stakeholders to communicate project status, milestones, and key metrics. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or related field. Advanced degree or professional certification is a plus. Minimum of 10 years of experience in design and construction management, with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex data center projects in Japan. Strong technical expertise in data center design, MEP systems, building codes, and construction methodologies. Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to inspire, motivate, and mentor cross-functional teams to achieve project goals and objectives. Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with fluency in Japanese and English. Strategic thinker with the ability to anticipate challenges, develop innovative solutions, and drive continuous improvement in project delivery processes. Proficiency in project management tools and software, such as AutoCAD, Revit, Primavera, and Microsoft Project. If you or your friend is interested in this opportunity, please submit an application and share across an updated CV of yours entailing the relevant experience to this job post or Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Japan
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Heavy Civil Project Manager- Seattle, WA

Position: Heavy Civil Project Manager Location: Seattle, WA Salary: $135,000- $165,000 + Bonus(s) Are you a dynamic and results-oriented leader with a passion for managing transformative heavy civil construction projects? This leading general contractor is currently seeking an experienced Heavy Civil Project Manager to join their team in Seattle, WA. As a key member of their organization, you'll oversee the successful execution of projects that shape the city's infrastructure landscape. If you're ready to lead with excellence and drive impactful change, we encourage you to apply! Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Proven track record in managing heavy civil construction projects. Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and guide project teams. Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. Proficiency in project management software and tools. Thorough understanding of construction codes, regulations, and industry standards. Ability to effectively manage project budgets, schedules, and resources. Experience: 5+ years of experience in heavy civil construction project management. Successful delivery of large-scale projects on time and within budget. Experience with project planning, scheduling, and cost control. Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients, subcontractors, and stakeholders. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to navigate complex project challenges. Familiarity with environmental compliance and safety protocols. Previous experience managing projects in the Seattle area is a plus. Responsibilities: Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, schedules, and budgets. Lead project teams, including engineers, subcontractors, and field staff, to ensure project objectives are met. Monitor project progress, quality, and compliance with safety standards and regulations. Collaborate with clients to understand project requirements and expectations. Identify and mitigate project risks and issues in a timely manner. Manage project documentation, including contracts, permits, and change orders. Provide regular project updates and reports to stakeholders. Benefits: Competitive salary package with performance-based incentives. Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance coverage. Retirement savings plan with company matching. Professional development and training opportunities to enhance your skills. Exposure to diverse and challenging projects in the vibrant city of Seattle. Collaborative and supportive work environment that fosters growth and innovation. Opportunity for career advancement within a reputable construction company. Ready to take your career to the next level and lead impactful construction projects in Seattle? Join this team of dedicated professionals and be part of shaping the city's future. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, thanks!

US$135000 - US$165000 per year
Seattle
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Electrical Engineer Sr Specialist

Position: Senior Electrical Engineer - Systems Specialist (Data Centers) Company Overview: This firm is a leading and innovative player that has been in the data center industry since the 1980's, showing success in delivering cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. With a focus on excellence and sustainability, the team is expanding along with the industry and seeking a skilled Senior Electrical Engineer - Systems Specialist to contribute to the success of dynamic data center projects. Position Overview: As a Senior Electrical Engineer - Systems Specialist, you will play a key role in the design, implementation, and optimization of electrical systems within data centers. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the reliability, efficiency, and sustainability of our data center infrastructure. Responsibilities: Lead the electrical systems design for data center projects from conception to completion. Conduct feasibility studies and assess the technical requirements for electrical systems. Collaborate with architects, mechanical engineers, and project managers to integrate electrical systems seamlessly. Ensure compliance with industry standards, codes, and regulations. Conduct system performance assessments and provide innovative solutions for optimization. Lead troubleshooting and problem-solving efforts during the construction and operational phases. Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to enhance our data center capabilities. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field. Master's degree is a plus. Minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical systems design, specifically within data center projects. Professional Engineer (PE) license is preferred. Proficiency in Revit, or other relevant design software. In-depth knowledge of electrical codes, standards, and regulations. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and teamwork abilities. Benefits: Remote work Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. Retirement savings plan. Professional development opportunities. Collaborative and innovative work environment. How to Apply: If you are a highly motivated and skilled Senior Electrical Engineer with expertise in data center systems, we invite you to apply. Equal opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We appreciate your interest in joining our team!

Negotiable
North Brunswick Township
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Travelling Electrical Superintendent Data Centers

Electrical Superintendent - Travelling - Mississippi - Arizona - Ohio Salary: $160,000- $170,000 We are urgently seeking to add an experienced Electrical Superintendent to one of the leading contractors in the US, to come and work on some of the most exciting data center and mission critical projects this year! With multiple Billion Dollar projects underway already and loads more due to start over the course of the next year, this opportunity offers a stable role in one of the best & busiest construction markets in the world right now! The first project is located in Mississippi which has already broken ground and is valued over $500M, followed by a range of different data centre and mission critical projects located across Mississippi, Arizona and Ohio. Required Experience for role: 10+ years of Data Centre Construction experience 10+ Years of Electrical Construction Experience working on MEP Aspects of new Data Centre Construction Knowledge of working on Large, Multimillion Dollar Projects is Essential Willingness to travel is essential for this role Preferred experience for role: Minimum 5 years of data centre construction experience Minimum 5 years of Electrical Construction Experience Availability to travel US wide Posses strong relationship building skills

US$160000 - US$170000 per annum
Mississippi
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Electrical Construction Project Manager

Electrical Project Manager - Arizona, Mississippi and Ohio Locations! Salary: $160,000- $170,000 We are urgently seeking to add an experienced Electrical Construction Project Manager to one of the leading electrical subcontractors in the US. With multiple Billion Dollar projects underway already and more in the pipeline to start over the course of the next year, this opportunity offers a stable role in one of the best & busiest construction markets in the world right now! The first project is located in Mississippi, which has already broken ground and is valued over $500M, followed by a range of different data centre and mission critical projects located across Mississippi, Arizona and Ohio. Required Experience for role: 10+ years of Data Centre Construction experience 10+ years of electrical construction experience Experience working on MEP Aspects of new Data Centre Construction Knowledge of working on Large, Multimillion Dollar Projects is Essential Willingness to travel is required Preferred experience for role: Minimum 5 years of data centre construction experience Minimum 5 years of Electrical Construction Experience Availability to travel US wide Posses strong relationship building skills This opportunity is offering very competitive salaries and compensation packages, including 4 weeks starting PTO, 4 day working weeks and strong per diem packages.

US$160000 - US$170000 per annum
Arizona
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Water/ Wastewater Construction Inspector

Position: Water/Wastewater Construction Inspector Location: San Diego, CA Salary: $125,000- $175,000 Are you passionate about ensuring the integrity and safety of water and wastewater infrastructure? Do you possess keen attention to detail and a strong understanding of construction practices? This leading Engineering, Construction, and Inspection firm is currently seeking a diligent and experienced Water/Wastewater Construction Inspector to join their team in San Diego, CA. As a vital member of their organization, you will play a critical role in upholding the quality and compliance standards of their water and wastewater projects. Responsibilities: Conduct on-site inspections of water and wastewater construction projects to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and regulatory requirements. Monitor construction activities, including excavation, pipe laying, backfilling, and installation of treatment equipment, to verify adherence to industry standards and safety protocols. Document and report any deviations from approved plans, as well as deficiencies in workmanship or materials. Collaborate with engineers, contractors, and regulatory agencies to address technical issues and resolve construction-related conflicts. Review construction documents, including drawings, specifications, and permits, to accurately interpret project requirements. Experience Needed: Minimum of 3 years of experience in water and wastewater construction inspection or related field. Proficiency in interpreting construction plans, specifications, and regulatory standards. Demonstrated knowledge of construction methods, materials, and equipment used in water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Familiarity with applicable regulations, such as those outlined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to diverse stakeholders. Qualifications Needed: High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field preferred. Certification as a Water Distribution Operator or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator desirable. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation for travel to construction sites. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively within a team environment. Proficiency in computer applications, such as Microsoft Office and project management software. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans. Retirement savings options, including 401(k) with employer match. Paid time off and holidays. Professional development opportunities for career advancement. Collaborative and supportive work environment dedicated to employee success. If you are ready to make a meaningful impact in the field of water and wastewater infrastructure, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join them in safeguarding the essential resources that sustain our communities. Apply now!

US$125000 - US$175000 per year
San Diego
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Data Center Project Manager

Ich arbeite derzeit mit einem wachsenden Architektur- und Projektmanagerunternehmen mit Sitz in Frankfurt zusammen. Ihr Hauptaugenmerk liegt auf dem Bau von Rechenzentren und sie arbeiten derzeit an einem der größten Rechenzentren in Europa, mit einem Wert von über 1 Milliarde Euro. Wir suchen derzeit einen Projektmanager (m/w) in Festanstellung mit der Möglichkeit, 1 Tag pro Woche von zu Hause aus zu arbeiten. Die Position wird in Frankfurt am Main angesiedelt sein. Für weitere Informationen zu dieser Position bewerben Sie sich bitte. Anforderungen: 5-10 Jahre Erfahrung Erfahrung mit technischen Projekten, z. B. Rechenzentren, Flughäfen Abschluss in Architektur oder Bauingenieurwesen 1 Tag pro Woche Home-Office Wenn Sie die Anforderungen für diese Stelle erfüllen oder jemanden kennen, der sie erfüllt, bewerben Sie sich bitte direkt mit Ihrem Lebenslauf!

€80000 - €90000 per annum
Frankfurt (Oder)
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Travelling Superintendent

Travelling Superintendent for Data Center Construction in the US $130,000 - $200,000 Our client is a leading construction company specializing in data center projects. They are seeking an experienced travelling superintendent to join their team and work on highly complex projects across the United States. Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of onsite construction activities Ensure compliance with project specifications, budgets and schedules Supervise subcontractors and ensure quality control standards are met Maintain effective communication with clients, design teams, contractors etc. Manage safety programs and promote safe working practices at job sites Qualifications & Skills Required: Education/Experience: A Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or related field is preferable. The ideal candidate should possess exceptional organizational abilities along with excellent written & verbal communication skills. Salary & Benefits Offered: This permanent full-time position offers a competitive salary package based upon relevant qualifications & experiences .Benefits offered include health, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation time off ,401(k), all additional training programs paid for by your employer and 'out of work' work events! If you're passionate about data center construction and are looking to develop a career within a globally, leading firm, we encourage you to apply!

US$130000 - US$200000 per annum
United States of America
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Data Center News & Insights

Future-Proofing the Data Center Industry Image
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Future-Proofing the Data Center Industry

Data centers are an integral part of the modern digital landscape, with revenues expected to double by 2030. Designed to support data storage, distribution, and interpretation, data centers are the core infrastructure of the internet and cloud computing, powering everything from social media to online shopping through a combination of hardware and software. As the world becomes increasingly digitized, the demand for data centers is only going to increase. However, with this growth comes new challenges, including scalability, security, and environmental concerns. Discover how the data center industry is future-proofing itself to overcome these hurdles in this blog. Future-Proofing the Data Center Industry Future-proofing the data center industry requires a proactive approach in addressing its challenges to ensure sustainability, efficiency, and adaptability. One of the primary concerns is the escalating power consumption of data centers. These facilities are voracious consumers of energy, and with growing needs for data processing, the energy required will only continue to surge. To counter this challenge, data center operators are actively exploring innovative solutions to curtail energy consumption.Renewable energy sources are being embraced to power data centers, decreasing reliance on traditional power grids and minimizing the carbon footprint. Solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal energy are among the sustainable options being harnessed to power these centers. Moreover, there's a concerted effort to optimize cooling systems within data centers, utilizing advanced cooling techniques, airflow management, and liquid cooling technologies. These advancements aim to enhance energy efficiency by reducing the power required for cooling equipment. Another pivotal challenge lies in adapting to High-Performance Computing (HPC). As data processing needs to rapidly change, data centers must exhibit unparalleled flexibility to accommodate these fluctuations in workloads. To navigate this issue, data center operators are actively exploring cutting-edge technologies like software-defined infrastructure and edge computing. Software-defined infrastructure allows us to control computer hardware using software and manage all the parts of a data center from one central place. This means we can change how much computing power we use based on what we need at any given time. On the other hand, edge computing means processing data closer to where it comes from, making things like IoT devices and real-time analytics work faster and more efficiently. Using these technologies helps data centers stay flexible and quick to respond. Future-proofing means making sure data centers can keep up with changing needs while also being environmentally friendly. This involves using sustainable energy and new technologies. Data Center Locations According to a report by Statista, as of September 2023, the United States had the highest number of data centers worldwide with 5,375. Germany and the United Kingdom followed with 522 and 517 data centers. Take a closer look at the data below showing the amount of data centers globally:Find more statistics at StatistaThe data centre sector has shown strong growth over the years. The International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that worldwide spending on public cloud services will reach $1.35 trillion in 2027, reflecting a five-year compound annual growth rate of around 20%. This remarkable growth is particularly evident in countries such as the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In these nations, there is a substantial number of data centers, and their consistent expansion underscores an increasing reliance on digital infrastructure. The escalating demand for digital services, storage, and connectivity is a clear indication of the pivotal role that data centers play in modern society. As businesses and individuals continue to generate and depend on vast amounts of data, the ongoing expansion of data centers becomes imperative. These facilities provide robust, reliable, and secure data management solutions, ensuring that the ever-increasing volume of digital information is handled efficiently. The growth of data centers is not merely a response to current needs but a strategic move to address the anticipated surge in data generation and reliance on digital resources in the future. ​Data Center Support It is important to note that the success of a data center project depends on hiring the right people at the right time. As the use of data centers continues to grow, it is essential to have the right talent to design, build, and run data centers to keep up with the escalating need for their services. With over 15 years of dedicated recruitment experience, LVI Associates offers talent solutions tailored to the specialized needs of data professionals and organizations across every phase of the energy and infrastructure lifecycle. Whether sourcing talent for the design and architectural phases of a data center, overseeing the construction and engineering aspects, networks and systems, or facilitating ongoing maintenance and operations, LVI Associates’ expertise spans the entire spectrum of skills and roles critical to the success of data centers. Request a call back from our data center consulants If your organization needs to onboard data center talent, request a call back below from one of our data center consultants at LVI Associates.

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Key Factors for Energy and Infrastructure Professionals When Changing Jobs

In the fast-paced world of energy and infrastructure, it's not uncommon for professionals to contemplate a change in jobs to explore fresh challenges, better remuneration, or specialized roles. Yet, it's pivotal to understand how switching roles might shape your long-term career path. In this article, LVI Associates will explore essential points that energy and infrastructure professionals should contemplate before switching jobs.Alignment with SpecializationEnergy and infrastructure professionals often have specialized skills, so it's vital to assess whether a new job aligns with your specific area of expertise. A seamless transition into a role that complements your skills can lead to a quicker and more productive adaptation into a new position, but moving into a new niche can open up new career options in the future.Industry Sustainability and InnovationThe energy and infrastructure industry is undergoing rapid changes, with a growing emphasis on sustainability and innovation. Before making a career move, research your prospective employer's commitment to sustainability practices, renewable energy, and technological innovations, as a company that values these principles can enhance your long-term career prospects.Safety and Risk ManagementThe energy and infrastructure sector often involves high-risk environments. Assess an organization's commitment to safety and risk management, as companies with strong safety cultures can provide a safer work environment and often better overall well-being.Project Size and ComplexityProjects in the energy and infrastructure industry vary in size and complexity, so evaluate whether a new job offers projects that align with your interests and career goals. Complex projects can offer skill development and future opportunities for similar work.Company Size and StructureThe size and structure of a company can influence your job responsibilities and advancement opportunities. Smaller firms may provide a wider range of responsibilities, allowing for rapid career development, while larger corporations may offer more specialized roles and access to extensive resources. Consider how the company's size and structure align with your career objectives.Professional Development and TrainingProfessional development is integral to career growth, so consider whether a new job provides opportunities for learning and progression. Companies that invest in employee development through training, mentorship programs, and access to resources can be more conducive to long-term career development.Compensation and BenefitsEnergy and infrastructure professionals often command competitive compensation. Evaluate total compensation packages, including salary, bonuses, benefits, and any additional perks offered by potential new employers, ensuring that they meet your expectations and industry standards. In summary, while the engineering sector offers a myriad of opportunities, frequent job changes should be considered carefully. By assessing your alignment with your specialization, staying informed about sustainability and innovation, company sizes and projects, and other vital aspects, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your expertise, values, and long-term career aspirations.If you're navigating a potential career transition in energy and infrastructure, LVI Associates is here to provide expert guidance and insights.

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Bridging the Gap in the Telecommunications World

​In the rapidly evolving landscape of the telecommunications industry, it's interesting to see how different experience levels play distinct roles. A noticeable disparity has emerged; while there is an abundance of professionals with over two decades of experience, demand is particularly soaring for those around the ten-year mark. But why is this the case, and how can we encourage a new pipeline of talent to secure the future of the telecommunications industry? LVI Associates takes a look.The Tech-Savvy GenerationThose with roughly a decade of experience in telecommunications are the ones who witnessed the dawn of personal computers in households and the internet's explosive growth during their adolescent years. Essentially, they are the generation that has naturally adapted to technology's leaps and bounds, making them crucial assets to modern firms. Their affinity for tech means they can quickly grasp tools like Revit in the telecommunications world, streamlining processes and innovating at a pace that can match today’s rapid technological advancements.Shaping the FutureWhile the past remains unchangeable, our current efforts can shape a promising future. One clear strategy is to instill enthusiasm for technology among younger generations. Encouraging Electrical undergraduates and even high school seniors to delve deep into technology careers is pivotal. Not only does this present them with lucrative career opportunities, but it also ensures that the industry has a consistent influx of fresh minds, eager to innovate.Investing in Skills DevelopmentAnother strategy to address this skills gap is to encourage professionals, like Electrical Designers or CAD/BIM Technicians, to pursue the Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) certification. This is no small task – it calls for significant investments in terms of both time and money from companies. Yet, the returns in terms of skillset enhancement and ensuring quality output are immense.The Future is SmartThe drive towards more interconnected and smart systems is undeniable. With the rise of Smart Buildings and an increasing number of systems integrating into networks, the industry is poised for explosive growth. However, this potential can only be realized if we, the stakeholders of the telecommunications industry, make concerted efforts to usher more individuals into this burgeoning field. The demand for state-of-the-art Building Systems is ever-increasing; meeting it requires both seasoned experts and fresh talent.Working with LVI Associates​The telecommunications world is at a crucial crossroads. By focusing on both the young tech-savvy generation and upskilling current professionals, we can ensure that the industry not only keeps pace with technological advancements but also thrives and innovates. The future is bright – and for organizations looking to hire the best talent, reaching out to an expert is crucial. Request a call back from Jack Doherty at LVI Associates, and let’s ensure that your team is ready to shape and harness the future.​

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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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​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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​How to Win Top Talent in a Competitive Market  

Covering what top talent in the Civil market is thinking, LVI Vice President Dylan Mather discussed the challenges hiring managers face specifically within Transportation Engineering when seeking to win talent at this year’s ACEC Conference. It’s never been more competitive and more important to value your workforce, and be valued at work, which is why as a top talent partner, we wanted to share with you Dylan’s insights in a quick summary, which also includes a number of highlights from our latest survey. So whether you attended ACEC or not, you can benefit from his thoughts on what is hot in hiring right now.  What professionals are looking for:  Here at LVI Associates we surveyed nearly 2,000 Engineering & Infrastructure professionals from across the US. Some of the standout findings according to Dylan included compensation as the most popular reason why people consider looking for a new role, at 64%. Interestingly, 30.5% chose poor work life balance and 29.5% chose flexible working, demonstrating just how important life outside of work really is for professionals right now. Dylan notes that, “Public sector companies can be more inflexible than say consultancies, who we have seen have embraced the post-Covid-19 working culture of hybrid with more vigor.” Four top tips on dealing with salaries:Supply and demand of talent has driven the costs of salaries up significantly, but salary is not the only motivation behind looking for a new role, or considering whether to stay in a current one. As the above stats show, there are plenty of nuances, and a top talent partner such as LVI Associates will help Engineering & Infrastructure organizations to best understand their candidate needs and requirements. Here are four top tips employers should consider when thinking about salaries and offers: 1. Does your current workforce feel well compensated, and are you attracting new colleagues with a competitive salary? If you’re not sure, you need to find out. Professionals will do research and look at salary benchmarks, as well as speaking to colleagues and other industry connections. Top employers should also take on doing the same research and using this to form your own salary bandings. 2. 62% of our survey respondents said they would consider a lower base for a higher bonus, so are you being transparent about your incentive structure? We suggest being very open about any bonuses and benefits, and using them to your advantage, as they can be the differentiator between you and your competitor. 3. As noted above, often Engineering & Infrastructure are now valuing work/life balance and flexible working, so it is worth during interviews finding out how much someone values their time over money. It can also be a good exercise to work out how much top talent earns per hours per week, to really bring a salary to life. 4. Make sure talent is shown success stories in your business. If there are great examples of people progressing, particularly diverse talent that they can identify with, then you and showing them a path of opportunity, and the conversation then isn’t just about salary and benefits, but about what value they can bring to the role, and what value you can offer as an employer. Being flexible: 81% of our survey respondents indicated that flexible working / WFH policies are important or very important, and 44% would not accept a job offer if it required them to come into the office 5 days a week, Dylan’s recommendation here is to be open and honest: “If you simply can’t make a hybrid schedule work, you still have 56% of the talent market available, and you’ve preserved your reputation. It is worse to overpromise and underdeliver, and you want talent to fit into your culture comfortably.”Relocation challenges & opportunities Another highly discussed factor amongst Engineering & Infrastructure professionals is relocation. 40% of our survey participants would be willing to relocate to a new location, with the top three locations being Florida, Texas, and California. In addition to relocation the topic of commuting and/ or traveling for a remote role was surveyed and close to 30% of candidates are willing to travel five to ten weeks out of the calendar year. Less than 4% of candidates were not willing to travel or able to travel at any point for work in the calendar year.Dylan has some thoughts on these top three locations: “With a low cost of living, warm climate and an influx of new infrastructure projects, I’m not surprised Florida topped our polls. The state is also very family friendly. Texas too has a low cost of living and warm climate, and interestingly is the second largest hub of power and energy companies in the US. It is also seeing a number of exciting solar and wind projects come to fruition. “Another warm area that is proving popular is California. With a diverse population, the state boasts the largest hub of renewable energy and emerging technology companies.” Being personal as an employer:26% of survey respondents picked company culture and good leadership as their top two motivators. Dylan elaborates on this point with a real life scenario he recently experienced as a top talent partner: “One of the attendees at ACEC thanked LVI Associates for helping her find a new role and company, and she ended up joining people she had known for 20 years. When choosing between competing offers, which is more commonplace now, in my experience top talent will make their decision very often, almost exclusively based on who they felt they had more personal connections with.” In other words, remember when interviewing talent that it is as much as an interview for you as it is for them. Attracting diverse talent:  Dylan states that top strategies to attract diverse talent in the Engineering and Transportation space are reflecting on your culture, promoting female talent within the company, having a diverse interview panel, and casting a broader net. In addition to attracting diverse talent Mather also suggests evaluating the ways employers could retain diverse talent better, such as having improved benefits and support, flexible work schedules, providing wellness rooms and/or childcare, as well as having inclusive work events – for example if all the work events are at a bar, not all employees will drink so consider what they may prefer. Key takeaways for how to win top talent in a competitive market:  The key takeaway Dylan highlights is that a high salary request is not the end of negotiations for employers. Flexibility is crucial in the modern workplace and connecting with your candidates is key. Therefore understanding how to sell your location and practicing the “relocation pitch” is extremely important as an example, if you need to attract talent to where you are based: “From keeping traveling requirements to a minimum, to ensuring your company is reflecting the correct culture, and figuring out how to improve benefits and incentives so that you can appear more attractive to diverse talent are all key ways to win top talent in a competitive market.”   Whether you’re an Engineering & Infrastructure firm looking for talent, or a professional seeking a career move, Dylan Mather and LVI Associates can assist you.

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