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.

Owners Engineer - Renewable Energy Substations

Are you interested in working directly for a leading renewable energy owner/operator, developer, and/or renewable energy firm? If you are an experienced electrical engineer with 5+ years of experience with a background in substation design engineering and/or protection & control systems, apply today to be considered for our clients. *100% remote work also is available. Your role: Opportunity to work on meaningful utility-sale solar, battery energy storage, green hydrogen, and wind projects across the country. Review scopes of projects - one line, three line, layouts, panels, engineering standards for medium to high-voltage engineering projects. Join a team that would allow you exposure to global teams and projects all from you're the comfort of your home office and/or visiting offices. Support due diligence, engineering, construction support and engineering for interconnection power substation & generation projects. Provide SME experience & recommendations on substation design and/or protection related matters. Your requirements: 4+ years of engineering experience. Experience in at least two of the following areas: substation design, protection & controls, relay settings, substation equipment, substation maintenance & operations, power generation protection, grounding studies, conduit, power systems. Minimum 4 years of US based experience. Four year engineering degree. PE License is NOT required, but a plus. Previous renewable energy experience NOT required, but interest

US$110000 - US$180000 per year
Dallas
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Owners P&C Electrical Engineer - Renewable Energy

Are you interested in joining a globally recognized renewable energy independent power producer/developer? If you're an experienced electrical engineer with 2+ years of experience with a background in protection & control engineering, apply today to be considered for one of our top clients. *Candidates must be based in the Greater Dallas TX and/or Houston TX area. (Currently in a flexible hybrid schedule). *Relocation assistance is available. *Open to sponsorship. What's in it for you? Opportunity to take your utility P&C engineering skills and apply them to a US based engineering operations & asset management team that is currently responsible for execution of utility-scale solar, BESS, and EV solutions. Join a large financially backed owner/operator that's widely recognized on a global level for their reputation. Provide your knowledge and experience of system protection, relay settings, RTUs, ETAP to projects. Direct path into engineering leadership - whether that be managerial or technical SME individual contributor. Support due diligence, engineering, construction support for interconnection projects. Requirements for consideration: Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience at a post graduate employer. Experience with system protection, relay settings, ETAP, RTUs, etc. Minimum of 2 years of US based experience. Four year engineering degree. PE License is NOT required. Previous renewable energy experience not required, but interest is essential.

US$90000 - US$130000 per year
Irving
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Business Development Manager

Overview: We are seeking a results-driven Business Development Manager with a strong background in power delivery and utilities to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for identifying, developing, and executing growth opportunities within the power delivery sector. The position is offered out of our Pennsylvania Office (Greater Philadelphia Area) or our Orlando, Florida office. There is also the opportunity to work fully remote from anywhere in the U.S.A. depending on experience and qualifications (please note that candidates located in Eastern Time Zone or Central Time Zone are preferred). Key Responsibilities: Identify and pursue new business opportunities within the power delivery and utility market segment. Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including utility companies, regulatory bodies, and industry partners. Lead the development of strategic plans to expand market presence and achieve revenue targets. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop tailored solutions that address client needs. Conduct market research and analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and competitive threats. Prepare and deliver compelling presentations and proposals to potential clients. Negotiate contracts and agreements with clients to ensure mutually beneficial partnerships. Monitor industry developments, regulations, and policies that may impact business operations. Track and report on key performance metrics and provide regular updates to senior management. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related field (Master's degree preferred). Minimum of 5 years of experience in business development within the power delivery or utility industry. Proven track record of successfully identifying and closing business opportunities. Strong understanding of power systems, grid infrastructure, and regulatory frameworks. Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills. Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively in a team environment. Proficiency in MS Office Suite and CRM software. Willingness to travel as needed. Benefits: Competitive salary and performance-based incentives. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance. Opportunities for professional development and advancement. Dynamic and collaborative work environment.

US$140000 - US$180000 per year
United States of America
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Sr. Civil/Structural Engineer (Substation)

We have a current opportunity for a Senior Civil/Structural Engineer on a permanent basis. The position is fully remote flexible for those that have their P.E. License - for those without a P.E. license, hybrid flexibility is offered in the following cities: Houston, TX / Dallas, TX / New Orleans, LA / Orangeburg, SC / Tampa, FL / West Palm Beach, FL / Minneapolis, MN / Portland, OR / Kennewick, WA. Responsibilities: Proficiency in developing civil-structural drawings for substations (including foundations, structural steel, bus, and cable), adhering to national codes, industry standards, and best practices. Identification, analysis, and resolution of engineering and technical issues. Take on project leadership roles by delegating tasks to engineers and technicians. Preparation of comprehensive, timely, and precise technical documentation, including reports, correspondence, calculations, and sketches. Oversight of deliverables and schedules, and proposing solutions to clients. Upholding a positive and professional image of the company, while fostering and nurturing relationships with clients. Qualifications: Eligibility to work in the US without sponsorship Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering PE or EIT Registration highly preferred 5+ years experience of civil/structural experience Ideally looking for engineers that have had direct substation or transmission civil/structural design experience Knowledge of engineering standards including NESC, IEC, ASCE, ACI, IEEE, ANSI Valid Driver's License Benefits: Competitive Compensation Starting Base Pay: 115k-150k dependent on experience/licenses Full range of benefits (ie: health, dental, life, etc...) Flexible work scheduling (M-TH 4X10 or M-F 5X8) Paid Time Off (PTO) Paid Holidays 401(k) with company matching & profit sharing Education Assistance Bonus Opportunities Company/Group Incentives & much more!

US$115000 - US$150000 per year
United States of America
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Manager of Transmission Planning

Job Title: Manager of Transmission Planning Location: Baton Rouge, LA Job Description: Role Overview: As a Manager of Transmission Planning, you will lead a team in strategizing and coordinating the planning efforts for transmission systems, ensuring efficient power transmission. This role involves analyzing data, designing transmission infrastructure, and ensuring reliability and performance. Responsibilities: Lead comprehensive analysis to plan and optimize transmission networks for efficient power transmission. Design transmission infrastructure considering factors such as load growth, reliability, and operational efficiency. Utilize modeling and simulations to evaluate transmission system performance under various conditions. Develop strategic plans for upgrades and expansions to meet future demand and enhance reliability. Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to integrate renewable energy sources and new technologies into the transmission network. Provide technical leadership and support to address transmission system issues and challenges. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field. Extensive experience in transmission planning within the power industry. Proficiency in transmission system analysis and modeling software. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards related to transmission planning. Excellent communication skills to convey technical concepts effectively to stakeholders. Benefits: Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Opportunities for professional development and career advancement. Collaborative and supportive work environment fostering innovation and growth. How to Apply: If you're enthusiastic about optimizing transmission networks and eager to lead a team in shaping the future of the power industry, we invite you to apply. This role is managed by LVI Associates on behalf of our client. Please submit your application through the provided channels.

US$120000 - US$160000 per year
Baton Rouge
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Manager of Interconnection

Job Title: Manager of Interconnection Location: Richmond, VA Company Overview: Our client is a prominent player in the power delivery industry, specializing in the development, construction, and management of electrical infrastructure. They are committed to delivering reliable and sustainable energy solutions to meet the evolving needs of their customers and communities. Position Overview: We are currently seeking a highly skilled Manager of Interconnection on behalf of our client. The Manager of Interconnection will be responsible for overseeing interconnection projects, ensuring the seamless integration of renewable energy sources into the electrical grid. This position requires strong project management skills, technical expertise in power systems, and the ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders. Key Responsibilities: Lead the planning, execution, and monitoring of interconnection projects, ensuring adherence to schedule, budget, and quality standards. Coordinate with internal teams, external stakeholders, and regulatory authorities to obtain necessary permits, approvals, and agreements for interconnection projects. Conduct feasibility studies and technical assessments to evaluate the impact of renewable energy projects on the electrical grid, identifying potential challenges and proposing mitigation strategies. Manage the interconnection process, including application submissions, feasibility studies, system impact assessments, and interconnection agreements with utility companies. Develop project schedules, budgets, and resource plans, and track project progress against milestones, identifying and addressing any deviations or risks. Serve as the primary point of contact for stakeholders, providing regular updates, resolving issues, and ensuring alignment with project objectives and requirements. Collaborate with engineering teams to develop engineering designs, specifications, and drawings for interconnection infrastructure, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and industry best practices. Oversee the procurement of materials, equipment, and services required for interconnection projects, ensuring timely delivery and cost-effective solutions. Conduct project reviews and post-mortems to identify lessons learned, best practices, and areas for improvement, and implement process enhancements as needed. Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory changes related to interconnection standards and practices, and incorporate relevant insights into project planning and execution. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, power systems, or related field; advanced degree or professional certification is a plus. Proven experience in project management, preferably in the power delivery or renewable energy industry. Strong understanding of electrical systems, grid operations, and interconnection procedures. Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders. Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex technical issues and propose practical solutions. Proficiency in project management tools and software applications. Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Commitment to safety, quality, and sustainability in all aspects of project execution. Join our client's team and contribute to shaping the future of the power delivery landscape. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact in the renewable energy sector. If you possess the required qualifications and are eager to take on this challenge, we encourage you to apply now.

US$120000 - US$160000 per year
Richmond
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Transmission Planning Engineer

Job Title: Transmission Planning Engineer Location: Tampa, FL Role Overview: Joining as a Transmission Planning Engineer, you'll contribute to the planning efforts for transmission systems, ensuring the efficient transmission of power. Your responsibilities will encompass analyzing data, designing transmission infrastructure, and ensuring reliability and performance. Responsibilities: Participate in comprehensive analysis to plan and optimize transmission networks for efficient power transmission. Contribute to the design of transmission infrastructure, considering factors such as load growth, reliability, and operational efficiency. Utilize modeling and simulations to assess transmission system performance under various conditions. Assist in developing strategic plans for upgrades and expansions to meet future demand and enhance reliability. Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to integrate renewable energy sources and new technologies into the transmission network. Provide technical support to address transmission system issues and challenges. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field. Experience in transmission planning within the power industry is advantageous. Familiarity with transmission system analysis and modeling software is desirable. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards related to transmission planning is a plus. Effective communication skills to collaborate with stakeholders. Benefits: Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Opportunities for professional development and career advancement. Supportive and collaborative work environment promoting innovation and growth. How to Apply: If you're passionate about contributing to the optimization of transmission networks and eager to grow in the power industry, we encourage you to apply. This role is managed by LVI Associates on behalf of our client. Please submit your application through the provided channels.

US$120000 - US$160000 per year
Tampa
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System Planning Engineer

Job Title: Transmission Planning Engineer Location: Raleigh, NC Job Description: Role Overview: Joining as a Transmission Planning Engineer, you'll contribute to the planning efforts for transmission systems, ensuring the efficient transmission of power. Your responsibilities will encompass analyzing data, designing transmission infrastructure, and ensuring reliability and performance. Responsibilities: Participate in comprehensive analysis to plan and optimize transmission networks for efficient power transmission. Contribute to the design of transmission infrastructure, considering factors such as load growth, reliability, and operational efficiency. Utilize modeling and simulations to assess transmission system performance under various conditions. Assist in developing strategic plans for upgrades and expansions to meet future demand and enhance reliability. Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to integrate renewable energy sources and new technologies into the transmission network. Provide technical support to address transmission system issues and challenges. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field. Experience in transmission planning within the power industry is advantageous. Familiarity with transmission system analysis and modeling software is desirable. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards related to transmission planning is a plus. Effective communication skills to collaborate with stakeholders. Benefits: Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Opportunities for professional development and career advancement. Supportive and collaborative work environment promoting innovation and growth. How to Apply: If you're passionate about contributing to the optimization of transmission networks and eager to grow in the power industry, we encourage you to apply. This role is managed by LVI Associates on behalf of our client. Please submit your application through the provided channels.

Negotiable
Raleigh
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Distribution Designer - Texas

Job Title: Distribution Designer - Texas Summary: A Texas-based consulting company is seeking qualified candidates who are highly organized, energetic, and self-motivated for the position of Electric Distribution Designer. The role involves producing electric distribution field designs, staking distribution facilities, estimating projects, and preparing construction prints using electronic design/estimation software, all in line with client standards and specifications. Responsibilities: Professionally represent both self and client's image during interactions with property owners, engineering firms, and construction resources. Stay updated on evolving technologies, work planning, and design methodologies in Electric Distribution Design. Mentor and train staff to transfer design knowledge effectively. Proficient in designing overhead and underground electric distribution facilities. Recognize electric distribution framing and components from 4kV to 35kV and initiate designs accordingly. Perform distribution line design calculations and adhere to construction safety guidelines using industry-standard tools. Take personal responsibility for the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of work. Possess strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills. Manage multiple projects with varying design iterations and priorities effectively. Skilled in using laptop computers and software such as MS Outlook, Excel, and Word. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Excel in time management and multitasking. Work outdoors for extended periods in diverse weather conditions and travel, including overnight stays. Navigate various terrains and carry surveying instruments and staking equipment for Electric Distribution Design. Utilize tools for clearing brush and shallow excavation to locate property identifiers for staking and design purposes. Qualifications: Prefer candidates with an Associate's degree or certificate in Electric Power Technology or 3+ years experience in electric distribution design and estimation. Familiarity with the operation and maintenance of electrical distribution systems. Knowledge of joint construction and electric utility best practices. Understanding of Electric Distribution construction framing techniques, practices, and components. Proficient in using surveying equipment and gathering geospatial points. Ability to interpret property line boundaries, topographic surveys, construction staking, and collection of geospatial points. Utilization of electronic design/estimation software for cost estimates, labor, material units, work instructions, and construction sketches. Experience in researching and collecting property deed information for easement evaluation and property boundary definition. Familiarity with the NESC and its application to electric distribution line design. Benefits/Perks: Half day on Fridays - 11AM leave Salary aligned with experience Employer paid health/dental/vision insurance Employer paid STD/LTD Life Insurance Candidate referral bonus 401k retirement plan with employer match Paid Holidays & earned vacation time Free breakfast on Mondays If you are interested in the Distribution Designer role, please submit your resume!

Negotiable
Texas
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Transmission and Distribution Engineering Project Manager

Company Overview: A trusted provider, specializing in energy, utility, pipeline, and telecommunications industries. With over 20 years of experience, they have delivered tailored solutions nationwide, combining industry expertise with cutting-edge technology. Their commitment to excellence, integrity, and innovation drives success in navigating complex projects and exceeding client expectations. Currently seeking a talented Transmission and Distribution Engineering Project Manager Position Overview: As the Transmission and Distribution Engineering Project Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing projects of different complexities from inception to completion. Your primary goal is to ensure client satisfaction while adhering to budget, time line, and contractual obligations. This role offers the opportunity to contribute to the growth of our Transmission & Distribution End-Market by leading projects and developing a skilled team to execute them. Responsibilities: Develop detailed project scopes. Negotiate with clients for all project changes following company protocols. Manage all stages of project planning and execution. Supervise project personnel and provide leadership to subordinate leaders. Apply technical knowledge and expertise to ensure project success. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field. 7 or more years of T&D project experience. Proficiency in PLS-CADD and similar programs. Strong project management, leadership, and communication skills. Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in team environments. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Professional Engineering license preferred. Benefits: Fully remote flexible Competitive salary package. Opportunities for career advancement and professional development. If this is an opportunity of interest, please apply!

Negotiable
United States of America
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Transmission Line Engineer - New England REMOTE

Job Title: Transmission Line Engineer - New England REMOTE Salary: $80,000-$155,000 Summary: A leading design, engineering, and project management consultancy with over 50 years of experience in infrastructure development across the US is seeking a Transmission Line Engineer. The role involves leading conceptual design and detailed engineering efforts for high and medium voltage poles and foundations, along with overseeing project scope, specifications, and construction procedures for various NJDOT ITS and Traffic Engineering projects. The company prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering a collaborative culture that leverages global talent and technology to create meaningful partnerships. Join this dynamic team and contribute to shaping a sustainable future! The Transmission Line Engineer will be responsible for… Actively secure T&D projects by identifying and responding to active RFPs Lead and manage a team of T&D Engineers Design overhead transmission lines (12 kV to 500 kV) and underground transmission lines (12 kV to 230 kV) from concept to construction Conduct feasibility studies and cost estimates Prepare specifications and scope documents for construction tenders and contracts Mentor junior engineers Interface with clients, contractors, permitting agencies, and regulatory bodies Coordinate interdisciplinary efforts and review engineering work Perform field inspections during construction Ready to step into project engineer or manager roles as required The Transmission Line Engineer should have the following qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering P.E. registration required or eligibility to obtain within 2 years 5-10 years of experience in transmission lines design Technical proficiency in T&D Engineering Ability to leverage previous experience to inform design processes for similar projects Strong expertise in PLS software suite, including PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, and PLS-TOWER Capability to conduct EMF studies and line loss analysis Experience in transmission structure foundation design, including direct embed and concrete pier foundation design, is beneficial Proficiency in GIS software packages like ArcGIS is advantageous Knowledge of transmission tower structural analysis is a plus Familiarity with relevant codes, standards, and regulations for transmission line design Desirable experience in thermal upgrading and line condition assessments Benefits/Perks: Flexible work schedules Group Insurance Paid Family Leave Floating Holidays Retirement Savings Plan with employer match Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Learning and development programs, including training and career opportunities, with a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program Inclusive culture with Employee Resource Groups focused on women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity, and Emerging Professionals Employee-funded Foundation with a 2-to-1 match from the company, providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college If you are interested in the Transmission Line Engineer role, please submit your resume!

US$80000 - US$155000 per year
Maine
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Transmission Planning Engineer

Job Title: Transmission Planning Engineer (PSS/E, PSCAD) Location: Tampa, FL Job Description: As an Interconnection Manager, you will play a critical role in managing and optimizing the interconnection of our client's network with external partners, ensuring efficient data exchange and communication. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with interconnection partners, negotiating agreements, and overseeing the implementation of interconnection services. Responsibilities: Develop and implement strategies for interconnection with external partners to optimize network performance and reliability. Negotiate interconnection agreements with carriers, service providers, and other stakeholders. Manage the interconnection process, including provisioning, testing, and troubleshooting. Monitor interconnection performance and address any issues or bottlenecks to ensure seamless connectivity. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, operations, and legal, to support interconnection initiatives. Stay informed about industry trends and regulatory developments related to interconnection and recommend adjustments to strategies and processes as needed. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in telecommunications, engineering, business, or a related field. Proven experience in interconnection management within the power delivery industry. Strong negotiation skills with a track record of successfully managing interconnection agreements. In-depth knowledge of interconnection technologies, protocols, and best practices. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with external partners. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. Familiarity with regulatory requirements and compliance related to interconnection is preferred. Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits package. Opportunities for professional development and growth. Collaborative and supportive work environment. Chance to be part of a dynamic team shaping the future of power delivery industry. If you are a results-driven individual with a passion for interconnection management and are looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact in a growing industry, we encourage you to apply. This role is being managed by LVI Associates on behalf on one of our clients. Join us in our mission to deliver innovative solutions and drive connectivity forward. We look forward to hearing from you!

Negotiable
United States of America
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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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Finding a company culture that fits 

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

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Phaidon International Findings

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

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​The Key to Attracting Female Talent to Engineering

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

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