Power Delivery

Power Delivery

LVI Associates: Your Premier Partner for Power Delivery Talent

As the Power Delivery sector undergoes transformative changes due to environmental compliance, energy conservation, and digitalization, there's an increasing need for skilled professionals to shape its future. With unique regional developments across the globe, from restructuring transmission infrastructure in Europe to increasing offshore investments in Asia Pacific, the Power Delivery landscape is diverse and dynamic.

Our dedicated team at LVI Associates is here to help you navigate these complexities. Leveraging our global network and in-depth industry knowledge, we provide unmatched candidates specializing in areas like digitalization and renewable energy. We offer bespoke talent solutions like executive search, contract staffing, and multi-hire solutions, ensuring a personal, swift, and top-quality service.

If you're looking to hire top talent for your Power Delivery needs, request a call back from our team to discuss your specific goals, recruitment, and talent requirements. For professionals seeking rewarding roles in Power Delivery, search our current vacancies. With LVI Associates, gain the strategic advantage that ensures your success in this rapidly evolving industry.

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Benefits of working with LVI Associates

We're in the business of turning challenges into successful outcomes in the Power Delivery sector at LVI Associates. The need for reliable, efficient, and green power systems is on the rise, which has led to a high demand for skilled professionals. Factors like population growth, urban expansion, and the necessity for resilient power systems capable of withstanding environmental changes are all driving this demand.

Whether you're in a rush to fill crucial roles in Power Delivery or are searching for the right talent to fit into your long-term plans, we've got the knowledge and team to deliver outstanding results. Here's what you can expect when you team up with the LVI Associates' Power Delivery team:

Experience

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

Network

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

Knowledge

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

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

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Power Delivery Jobs

Power Delivery professionals will be pivotal as technological advancements and environmental goals continue to redefine the sector. We envision a future where advanced power technologies, including smart grids, renewable resources like solar energy, and AI-driven energy management systems, become standard. Align yourself with a talent partner who understands the evolving landscape. Browse our current career opportunities or submit your CV/resume, and one of our consultants will reach out when a position that aligns with your profile becomes available.

Project Manager (Energy and Power Infrastructure), Japan

Company Overview: We are working with a leading Japanese conglomerate specializing in energy projects across various sectors including offshore wind, solar, water desalination, and hydrogen. With a global presence, the company is actively involved in developing and executing diverse energy initiatives that contribute to sustainable development both in Japan and internationally. Position Overview: We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Project Manager to join the team. This role will involve overseeing a wide range of energy projects from inception to completion, requiring a versatile skill set encompassing project management, engineering expertise, and financial acumen. Responsibilities: Manage and coordinate energy projects across different sectors including offshore wind, solar, water desalination, and hydrogen. Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meeting quality standards. Collaborate with internal teams, external contractors, and stakeholders to ensure smooth project execution. Conduct feasibility studies, risk assessments, and project planning. Monitor project progress, report on milestones, and address any issues or delays promptly. Utilize engineering knowledge to assess technical requirements and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. Oversee project finance aspects including budget management, cost control, and financial reporting. Coordinate with international partners and stakeholders, requiring fluency in both Japanese and English for effective communication. Support business development efforts by identifying new project opportunities and contributing to proposal development. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field Proven experience as a Project Manager in the energy sector, with a strong track record of successfully managing complex projects. Solid understanding of project finance, investments, and financial modeling. Fluency in both Japanese and English, with excellent communication skills for engaging with diverse stakeholders. Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail. Experience working in cross-functional teams and managing relationships with external partners. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required. Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. Opportunity to work on cutting-edge energy projects with a global impact. Professional development and growth opportunities within a dynamic and innovative environment. Join us and contribute to shaping the future of sustainable energy solutions. If you are passionate about energy projects and possess the required skills and experience, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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Japan
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Project Manager - Transmission

This position involves supervising, directing, and coordinating the construction and project management of electric utility projects. The Project Manager serves as the central point of management responsibility from pre-planning through the entire construction administration process. They participate in developing processes, procedures, and systems to ensure projects are delivered to customers on schedule and within budget. Qualifications BS/BA in Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or related field preferred 3-5 years of Project Management, Engineering, Construction Management or related experience in the utility construction industry Experience with union jurisdiction and labor agreements Electrical utility construction (distribution, substation, transmission line) expertise is preferred Knowledge Ability to work independently and meet deadlines Ability to anticipate and meet internal customer needs Proven leadership capabilities in a management role Ability to present to groups of 20-40 individuals Knowledge of utility construction practices Extensive computer skills including familiarity with Access, Excel, and Outlook

Negotiable
Green Bay
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Senior Transmission Planning Engineer

This well known electric utility is looking to add a Senior Transmission Planning Engineer to their team. This position would consist of technical responsibilities as well as leadership responsibilities and consists of a hybrid schedule based out of the Phoenix area. The Senior Transmission Planning Engineer would be responsible for: Develop long-term transmission strategies and encourage new investments in transmission infrastructure to enhance capacity and reliability. Ensure compliance with regulatory standards and directives from organizations such as FERC, NERC, WECC, and ACC to maintain operational integrity. Create and maintain transmission models for power flow, dynamics, and short circuits to support system planning and reliability. Conduct technical studies using simulation software like GE PSLF and CAPE to strategically plan transmission expansion and ensure system reliability while leading multiple projects and addressing any schedule or quality issues. Qualifications Include: 10+ years of transmission planning experience An expertise in PSSE or PSLF Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering Benefits Include: Hybrid schedule Employee network groups Paid parental leave 401k savings plan with company match If this is of interest to you, please don't hesitate to apply below!

US$120000 - US$150000 per year
Arizona
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Sr. Transmission System Planning Consultant - Remote

Senior Transmission System Planning Consultant Full Time Remote Role North America only - Does not offer sponsorship The Transmission System Planning Consultant will assist with a range of studies and other consulting services to support power delivery utilities to make assessments backed by industry and engineering analysis. The Transmission System Planning Consultant will perform transmission planning studies consisting of transient stability, power flow, transfer capability, reliability, short-circuit, economic dispatch, and electromagnetic associated with congestion management scenarios. Engage with various entities in the industry, including independent transmission providers, municipal electric utilities, electric cooperatives, and investor-owned electric utilities. Prime contributor to the execution of technical studies. Work with project managers to direct the technical execution of projects. Directly engage with clients to determine study goals, create project methodologies, and manage a team of consultants/engineers to meet the study objectives, providing our clients with practical and viable deliverables. Qualifications Bachelor of Science in an engineering field or related degree from an accredited program. Minimum 5-7 years, or Master's in Engineering with 2 years, of related experience associated with electric utility operations, planning, or consulting, or a PhD in Engineering with 1 year of related experience Consulting experience Understanding of transmission system planning processes and electric transmission systems Familiarity with power system planning and operations; transient stability, short circuit, and voltage analysis; NERC, FERC, and regional requirements, policies, and procedures; production costing; risk assessment techniques; TPL compliance; generator interconnection; and harmonics analysis. Software: Strong competency in industry software including PSS/E. Additional competency in TARA, Aspen, EasyPower, PSLF, EMTP/ATP, PSCAD, and PROMOD a plus. Knowledge of NERC and FERC standards Knowledge of power regions of the country and independent system operators such as: MISO, ERCOT, PJM, SPP, CAISO, WECC, SERC, NYISO, NEISO

Negotiable
United States of America
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Control Room Operator

Control Room Operator Position Overview: Responsibilities: Monitor and operate sites per procedures and directives. Use the provided information to make decisions impacting the company financially. Communicate with field personnel, grid operators, and customers. Ensure all site issues are documented in the CMMS. Log regulatory calls and other items not handled by CMMS. Escalate issues to Performance Engineering as needed. Ensure operations meet contractual obligations (e.g., performance guarantees, maintenance, etc.). Support dispatched field personnel for successful site responses. Perform other duties as assigned by the manager. Ideal Candidate Qualifications: 2-year technical degree, military technical experience, or equivalent industry experience. Operational knowledge of solar, storage, or EV charging. Understanding of solar plant construction and equipment interactions. Proficient in English (oral and written). Experience with SCADA systems, PLC, or plant control systems. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience in plant operations and control rooms. Preferred experience as Generator Operator, Scheduling Coordinator, or Transmission Operator. Knowledge of electrical theory. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook). Ability to multitask and adapt to changing priorities. Capable of making decisive decisions with available information. Physical Requirements: Ability to drive a vehicle. Stand for long periods. Walk up to 5 miles a day. Receive and act on detailed information orally and in writing. Visual acuity, including depth perception, to ensure work accuracy. Other Requirements: May require travel. Must work in-office. Required to work a 4x10 schedule, including day, swing, or night shifts, holidays, and weekends. Ability to make quick decisions in a fast-paced environment. Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance starting the 1st of the month after hire. Paid Time Off. Paid and floating holidays. 401(k) with employer match. Parental leave.

US$100000 - US$100001 per year
England
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Electrical AutoCAD Designer

Overview My client is seeking two skilled Electrical Auto-CAD Designers to join their expanding team. One position requires regular attendance at the Surprise, Arizona office location, while the other is a remote role with weekly travel to Flagstaff. Both positions offer competitive compensation and the opportunity to work on exciting electrical design projects. Position 1: On-site Electrical Auto-CAD Design Engineer Location: Surprise, Arizona Schedule: 4 days a week in the office Experience: 3-5 years in electrical design Position 2: Remote Electrical Auto-CAD Design Engineer Location: Remote (Travel to Flagstaff once a week) Experience: 3-5 years in electrical design Responsibilities: Develop and prepare electrical design drawings using Auto-CAD software. Collaborate with engineers and project managers to ensure designs meet project specifications and standards. Review and modify designs to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulations. Qualifications: Proven experience (3-5 years) in electrical design, with proficiency in Auto-CAD. Strong understanding of electrical systems and components. Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Benefits: Travel expenses covered for the remote position. Opportunities for professional growth and development. Supportive and dynamic work environment. Application Process Interested candidates should submit their resume detailing their experience in electrical design and suitability for the position they are applying for.

US$60000 - US$75000 per year
Arizona
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Transmission Interconnection Manager

We are looking for a Transmission Interconnection Manager to join a rapidly growing renewable developer in the space. Responsibilities: Plan and manage the interconnection of transmission assets with utilities, grid operators, and regulatory bodies. Coordinate all aspects of interconnection from feasibility studies to project commissioning. Act as the primary liaison for external stakeholders involved in transmission projects. Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and standards throughout the interconnection process. Identify and mitigate risks associated with transmission interconnection. Maintain accurate documentation and reports for transparency and accountability. Monitor and manage budgets associated with interconnection activities. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Energy Management, or related field (Master's preferred). Proven experience in transmission interconnection management within the energy industry. Strong project management skills and ability to meet deadlines. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective stakeholder management. Proficiency in relevant software (PSS/E and/or PSLF) and tools used in transmission planning and project management. Experience utilizing PROMOD is a plus

Negotiable
United States of America
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Senior Project Manager - Converters

Project Manager - Converters Berlin (hybrid) OR remote within Northern Germany ​ Overview: We are seeking an experienced Sub-Project Manager for our TSO clients NordOstLink HVDC transmission project. This role involves planning, approval, and coordination for the converter sub-project, ensuring technical standards, contracts, and project management specifications are met. ​ Responsibilities: - Lead and manage the sub-project team, service providers, and project participants for the power converter design, planning, production, construction, installation, and commissioning. - Support the approval process in compliance with NABEG and BImschG regulations. - Develop and implement strategies for contract awarding, planning, logistics, quality assurance, installation, and commissioning of the power converter. - Represent the sub-project at public events and liaise with authorities to safeguard project interests. - Manage sub-project objectives, including HSE, time, quality, costs, and enhance internal project management standards. ​ Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in engineering (e.g., electrical, industrial) or equivalent experience. - Extensive experience in onshore infrastructure projects, preferably in electrical plant construction. - Proven project management experience, with a solid understanding of project management methods and technical team leadership. - Proficient in MS Office. - Excellent German (C1) and good English (B2) language skills. ​ Preferred: - Experience in large-scale projects. - Familiarity with approval procedures involving specialist authorities. - Certification in project management. ​ Personal Development: - Opportunity to manage a large sub-project with multiple interfaces. - Expand expertise in technical management and mentoring. ​ Interested in finding out more? Apply directly or reach out with any questions

Negotiable
Berlin
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Transmission System Operator

Responsibilities: Monitor, analyze, and respond to electric system conditions via the Energy Management System (EMS). Control electric transmission facilities safely and reliably, adhering to FERC, NERC, ERCOT, PJM, and LSPG standards. Provide direction to field personnel and coordinate with neighboring entities for safe system maintenance. Monitor and control voltage levels and power flows to maintain system reliability; analyze data and take corrective actions. Assist in developing and maintaining transmission operations and maintenance procedures. Implement safety standards during high-voltage switching and maintenance operations. Perform high-voltage switching operations during normal and abnormal conditions. Manage transmission outages, minimizing disruption and ensuring regulatory compliance. Assist EMS staff with one-line diagrams and EMS system maintenance. Comply with NERC, ERCOT, PJM, and LSPG guidelines and record-keeping requirements. Assist the regulatory compliance department with NERC standards and other requirements. Maintain NERC and PJM certification through required training. Qualifications: Valid Driver's License and good driving record. Minimum two years of experience in the electrical power or military power field. ERCOT and/or PJM experience preferred. Minimum five years of experience in transmission system operations for senior consideration. Valid NERC Transmission Operator or Reliability Coordinator certification; must obtain PJM certification within six months of hire. Formal education or training in electrical industry work (e.g., power plant operations, I&C technician, electrician). Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook). Self-motivated, disciplined, precise communicator, organized, critical thinker with strong technical acuity in math and electrical principles. Working Conditions: Perform rotating shift work in a modern Transmission Operations Control Center. Subject to provide relief support when requested.

Negotiable
Texas
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Project Manager

This is a hybrid role, with an expectation of working from the client's office 2-3 days per week and from home on other days. Our client provides consulting services in the Energy & Utilities sector. They offer project management services, engineering design services, and transmission and distribution engineering services. They are known for being an award-winning firm and emphasizes a supportive and growth-oriented work environment, including a range of benefits and professional development opportunities for their employees. Schedule: - Emphasizing work-life balance, we offer flexible working hours. They ask that everyone is in the office from 9 am to 3 pm. - Paid Time Off and Holidays included. - Work from home opportunities available. Essential Responsibilities: - Manage multiple projects through their lifecycle: initiation, design, engineering, material procurement, construction, commissioning, and close out - Oversee project schedules, budgets, and resources, including external vendors and contractors - Handle projects ranging from $1M to $30M in capital spend with lifecycles of 18 months or longer - Develop project execution plans and necessary documents for project authorization and funding - Manage project budgets, provide monthly forecast updates, and handle work orders - Direct project teams and adhere to the project management process - Track metrics, report to stakeholders, and ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate procedures - Up to 10% travel required - Complete other duties as assigned Knowledge & Skills: - Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or equivalent - High voltage transmission or substation project management experience - Minimum 4 years of relevant project management experience, including large-scale project management and project controls - Proficient in scheduling, monitoring, and updating project schedules - Strong analytical, problem-solving, and financial analysis skills - Excellent leadership, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills - Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs Preferred License(s)/Certification(s): - Project Management Professional (PMP) certification - Professional Engineer (PE) License Benefits: - Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance - 401k match - Paid time off - Free monthly massages

US$140000 - US$140001 per year
White Plains
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Transmission & Distribution Project Manager- Energy Department

Transmission Line & Distribution Project Manager- Energy Department Experience Required: 4-8 years in a project management role with a power delivery background Location: Phoenix, AZ (Southwestern region) About the Role: Seeking a dynamic and experienced Transmission Line & Distribution Project Manager to join the Energy Department. This role involves managing clients largest and most complex projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest standards. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in power delivery, excellent communication skills, and a proven track record of successful project management. Key Responsibilities: Project Management: Oversee the design and construction phases of transmission line and distribution projects. Client Engagement: Ensuring client needs and expectations are met. Scheduling: Develop, update, and maintain project schedules, ensuring all milestones are met. Quality Control: Ensure all projects meet quality standards and regulatory requirements. Qualifications: Bachelor's or associate degree in engineering, Project Management, or a related field. 4-8 years of experience in project management within the power delivery sector. Strong understanding of transmission line and distribution space. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with an extroverted personality ideal for a client-facing role. Proven ability to manage large, complex projects from inception to completion. Proficiency in project management software and tools. Strong business acumen and the ability to be billable. Skills: Excellent leadership and team management skills. Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail. Benefits: Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. Opportunities for professional development and career advancement. Flexible work environment and supportive culture. If you are a motivated and experienced project manager with a passion for energy and power delivery, we would love to hear from you. Apply today!

Negotiable
Phoenix
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Senior Engineer DER

Senior Engineer - DER Integration & System Modeling (Hybrid) Develops and/or leads teams in studies, plans, criteria, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, performance assessments, integrated systems analysis, cost estimates, budgets, associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of the electric generation, transmission, distribution, gas and telecommunication facilities/systems. Provide Consultation review financial data provide technical expertise PRIMARY DUTIES * Leads and performs assignments in specialized areas requiring extensive engineering expertise. Requiring maintaining state of the art engineering credential in the specialized technical area. (25%) * Leads and performs engineering tasks and projects associated with a critical or analytical engineering project or a small number of complex projects that require specialized knowledge in many areas, may include field testing troubleshooting, and peer review. (30%) * Evaluates, develops, implements and leads projects that have significant financial and operational impact, may also develop initial commissioning plans. Plans, writes and performs tasks for documentation deliverable and projects (10%) * Participates in department planning, through field/site walk downs, attend meetings/conference calls, provide budget recommendations and monitor performance for the accomplishment of committed results. (5%) * Performs assignments while acting independently, and may lead multi-discipline teams, may include providing direct oversight of contractors. (5%) * Serves as an expert in specialized area. (5%) * Acts as an expert witness or provide expert opinions as required. (5%) * Provides recommendations to management and implements action plans to improve performance and cost effectiveness. (5%) * Provides detailed technical training, mentorship, peer review, and/or guidance to others. (5%) * Participates in technical and industry societies and committees to enhance knowledge of new technologies or issues in areas of company interest, make recommendations for business decisions regarding strategy for new technologies and/or engineering techniques and tools. (5%) Minimum S. Engineering or P.E. 7+ of professional engineering experience (3 related career experiences) Lead member of recognized committee or P.E., M.B.A or MPM Preferred Grad level work E. CYMDIST, PSSE, Python, PSCAD, MATLAB Strong understanding of the process and procedures related to integration of distributed energy resources

Negotiable
United States of America
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News & Insights

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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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Clean Energy Insights

What are the workforce & hiring trends in the Renewables & Clean Energy industry? There has never been a better time to work in renewable energy. Worldwide employment in the industry grew by 700,000 between 2020-2021, and is expected to reach a colossal 38 million by 2030. This growth creates an exciting opportunity for professionals and a potential headache for hiring managers, because demand for green energy talent is far outstripping supply. However while competition for talent remains strong, companies can create compelling narratives to attract a diverse workforce and draw the next generation into their pipeline. Most employees say their sense of purpose is defined by their work and, when that work feels meaningful, they perform better and are less likely to look for a new role. For clean energy professionals, or those looking to move into the industry, they are gaining more career choices and potentially higher salaries too. In this report, we explore the clean energy workforce trends across the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific, so that you can keep one step ahead — whether you’re planning your next hire or your next career move.Download our Clean Energy Insights by completing the form below:

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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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