Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

LVI Associates: Your Premier Partner for Renewable Energy

At LVI Associates we embrace the transformative power of clean, sustainable energy sources like solar power, wind, biomass, hydro, and hydrogen. Renewable Energy is reshaping the infrastructure industry and offers professionals the opportunity to make a significant impact on our planet's future.

LVI Associates is at the forefront of this transformation, offering specialized talent services to connect businesses with top-tier Renewable Energy professionals. We offer a range of services, from executive search to contract staffing and multi-hire solutions, tailored to meet your unique business needs. Our consultants understand the rapid pace of change in the Renewable Energy sector and are committed to delivering efficient, high-quality services to ensure your organization keeps up with this evolving industry.

If you're looking to hire professionals in the Renewable Energy sector, request a call back from our team to discuss your specific needs. For professionals seeking opportunities in this exciting field, explore our current career opportunities. At LVI Associates, we're ready to help you navigate the future of Renewable Energy.

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Benefits of working with LVI Associates

Here at LVI Associates, we're turning energy challenges into sustainable successes. Industries everywhere are recognizing the need for efficient, sustainable, and robust renewable energy systems, so the demand for these skills is skyrocketing. Growing populations, increased urbanization, and the need for energy systems that can handle environmental changes are just some of the factors fueling this demand.

Whether you're in a hurry to fill key roles in Renewable Energy or looking for the right talent for your long-term vision, we have the know-how and the team to deliver top-tier results. Here's what you get when you work with LVI Associates' Renewable Energy team:

Experience

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

Network

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

Knowledge

Our award-winning Renewable Energy 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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Renewable Energy Jobs

Renewable Energy professionals will play an essential role as sustainable power sources increasingly become an integral part of our energy landscape. By partnering with a talent specialist like LVI Associates, who is deeply rooted in the Renewable Energy sector, you can elevate your career to the forefront of this rapidly evolving field. Browse our current openings or submit your CV/resume, and our consultants will reach out when a position that aligns with your profile becomes available.

Senior Finance Associate

The Project Finance Manager will be responsible for managing the financial aspects of offshore wind projects in Changhua, Taiwan. This role requires a deep understanding of project finance, renewable energy markets, and local regulatory environments. The successful candidate will work closely with cross-functional teams, investors, and stakeholders to ensure the financial viability and success of the projects. Key Responsibilities: Financial Planning and Analysis: Develop and maintain detailed financial models for offshore wind projects. Conduct financial analysis to support decision-making processes. Prepare budgets, forecasts, and financial reports. Project Financing: Identify and secure financing options for projects, including debt, equity, and grants. Manage relationships with banks, financial institutions, and investors. Lead negotiations on financing terms and conditions. Risk Management: Assess and mitigate financial risks associated with offshore wind projects. Develop risk management strategies and contingency plans. Monitor and report on financial performance and risks. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with local and international financial regulations and standards. Stay updated on changes in financial regulations and assess their impact on projects. Coordinate with legal teams to manage financial regulatory requirements. Stakeholder Management: Collaborate with internal teams (engineering, legal, operations) to align financial strategies with project goals. Communicate financial performance and projections to senior management and stakeholders. Prepare and present financial reports to investors and board members. Contract Management: Oversee the financial aspects of contracts with suppliers, contractors, and service providers. Ensure contracts are financially viable and aligned with project budgets. Financial Reporting: Prepare and present regular financial reports and updates to senior management. Ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial performance. Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a team of finance professionals. Foster a collaborative and high-performance work environment. Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. MBA or CFA preferred. Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in project finance, preferably in the renewable energy sector. Skills: Strong financial modeling and analytical skills. Excellent understanding of project finance structures and instruments. Experience with large-scale infrastructure or renewable energy projects. Proficiency in financial software and tools (e.g., Excel, financial modeling software). Strong negotiation and communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge: Familiarity with the offshore wind industry and renewable energy markets. Understanding of Taiwanese financial regulations and market conditions. Knowledge of environmental and social governance (ESG) principles in finance. Additional Requirements: Language: Proficiency in Mandarin and English. Location: Must be willing to be based in or travel frequently to Changhua, Taiwan. Certifications: Relevant financial certifications (e.g., CPA, CMA) are a plus.

Negotiable
Taiwan
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HV Specialist

We are working with an offshore wind developer seeking a highly skilled and experienced High Voltage Specialist to join our team for an offshore wind project in Changhua, Taiwan. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of high voltage electrical systems within the offshore wind farm, in a fast-paced environment. This role is critical to the development, construction, and operational phases of the project. Key Responsibilities: Project Development and Planning: Provide technical expertise in the planning and design phases of high voltage electrical systems for the offshore wind farm. Collaborate with engineers and project managers to develop high voltage system specifications and design criteria. Review and approve design documents, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations. Installation and Commissioning: Oversee the installation of high voltage equipment, including transformers, switchgear, and cabling. Ensure all high voltage installations comply with safety standards and best practices. Conduct testing and commissioning of high voltage systems, troubleshooting any issues that arise. Operation and Maintenance: Develop and implement maintenance plans for high voltage equipment to ensure reliability and longevity. Perform regular inspections and maintenance of high voltage systems. Coordinate with the operations team to address any operational issues related to high voltage equipment. Safety and Compliance: Ensure all high voltage work is performed in compliance with local and international safety standards. Conduct safety audits and risk assessments related to high voltage operations. Provide training and guidance to team members on high voltage safety protocols. Technical Support and Troubleshooting: Provide technical support and guidance to the operations team for high voltage-related issues. Troubleshoot and resolve any high voltage system failures or malfunctions. Keep up-to-date with the latest industry developments and technologies in high voltage systems. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience in high voltage electrical systems, preferably in the offshore wind or renewable energy sector. Strong knowledge of high voltage safety standards and regulations. Experience with the installation, commissioning, and maintenance of high voltage equipment. Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Strong communication and teamwork skills. Fluency in English; proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is a plus. Don't hesitate to apply if interested!

Negotiable
Taiwan
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System Ops Trainer - Greater Boston area

System Ops Trainer in Dorchester, MA (Hybrid) **First three months are full-time in office** Technical Knowledge / Skill: -Knowledge of electric transmission system operations and the functions of the various components that make up the electric transmission system. -Thorough knowledge of electric system switching and tagging procedures and practices -Knowledge of Energy Management System (EMS), Dispatcher Training Simulator (DTS) and other operations support applications -Thorough knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards, OSHA regulation and other regulatory requirements Education: -Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience Experience: -Five to ten (5-10) years experience in electric power distribution, transmission or generation -Four (4) years of experience as a System Operator preferred -One (1) year of experience as a trainer in a formalized training program preferred Licenses: -Valid motor vehicle operator's license -NERC Transmission Operator or higher certification (or must obtain within 6 months) Working Conditions: -Must be available to work emergency storm assignment as required -Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary

Negotiable
United States of America
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Abteilungsleiter Flächenakquise West (m/w/d)

Job Title: Head of Land Acquisition Location: Remote About the Company: Join a pioneering company at the forefront of renewable energy innovation. They specialise in ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems and battery storage solutions, driving the transition to sustainable energy. Role Overview: We are seeking an ambitious and strategic Head of Land Acquisition to lead our dedicated team. This is a unique opportunity to shape and grow the department according to your vision. You will play a pivotal role in identifying and acquiring prime land for renewable energy projects, ensuring our continued success and expansion. Key Responsibilities: Responsibility for land acquisition and development of ground mounted PV projects Project responsibility from identifying the opportunity to preparing the approval process Expanding the existing pipeline of greenfield opportunities Growing and leading a team of acquisition managers and acquisition specialists Preparation and evaluation of project assessments and business cases for PV projects Analysis and documentation of market and competitive developments Qualifications: Proven experience in land acquisition, ideally within the renewable energy sector. Strong leadership and team management skills. Excellent negotiation and communication abilities. Strategic thinker with a track record of successful acquisitions. Fluent in German; proficiency in English is a plus. Benefits: 32-hour work weeks for a better work-life balance. Work-from-anywhere policy in August. Opportunity to shape and grow your team. Competitive salary and benefits package. How to Apply: If you are a strategic leader passionate about renewable energy and land acquisition, we invite you to apply. Please send your resume and cover letter

Negotiable
Germany
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Senior Project Manager or Project Manager - BESS (Remote)

Company Overview: As a prominent developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale energy storage projects throughout North America, they stand at the forefront of the rapidly expanding battery energy storage market. Their initiatives are instrumental in facilitating the transition of the nation's electric grid towards a cleaner and more dependable future. Catering to major utilities, our storage projects offer essential services, including reliable fast-ramping capacity and energy and ancillary grid services, contributing significantly to renewable energy integration support. Independently owned, they rank among the largest entities in the US energy storage sector, boasting approximately 1.5 GWh of operational or under-construction projects, along with a development pipeline exceeding 20 GWh. Headquartered in Southern California, our workforce spans multiple regions across the United States, guided by a diverse management team with extensive experience in renewable energy, utility, and independent power sectors. Culture: At this company, each employee plays a pivotal role in driving growth and enhancing profitability on a daily basis. Our culture thrives on speed, high performance, and teamwork, valuing the quality of life and flexibility for our workforce while actively supporting their career aspirations. Job Description: A leading BESS IPP is in search of motivated and dynamic candidates to fill the role of Project Manager, tasked with supporting the development and execution of multiple sequential utility-scale battery energy storage projects, from late-stage development through commissioning. Reporting to the Senior Director of Projects, the Project Manager will collaborate closely with the Project Developer during development phases and ensure a seamless transition to the project team in late-stage development. During project execution, responsibilities will include overseeing project design, permitting, contractor and vendor selection, contracting, as well as all construction and commissioning activities, culminating in handover to Asset Management. Ultimately, the Project Manager will be accountable for project schedule and budget adherence, collaborating with the project team, including the Project Engineer and Construction Manager. Key Responsibilities of BESS Senior Project Manager/Project Manager: Oversee project schedule and budget management. Coordinate with engineering consultants throughout project development, permitting, and construction stages, supported by the engineering team. Review and approve project engineering proposals and design documents during pre-construction and construction phases to align with project objectives. Maintain engineering issues log, RFI log, and submittal log during project execution, while assigning personnel to tasks with clear deadlines. Prepare and manage overall project schedule from commissioning to handover to asset management, ensuring alignment with major project milestones and reporting on schedule variances weekly. Develop bid documents for contractor and subcontractor selection, including scopes of work and work schedules. Assist in procurement of owner-supplied equipment and manage vendors through contracting, delivery, and installation of major equipment. Facilitate project meetings, maintain meeting minutes, and assign personnel to tasks with clear deadlines. Prepare weekly and monthly project status reports for internal management review and investor/board updates during project execution. Ensure project design compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, securing all necessary permits for construction and operation. Collaborate with project finance to establish initial project budget and oversee budget management throughout project execution, providing regular updates on variances. Maintain risk register to identify and communicate key risks throughout project execution. Track performance and analyze completion of key goals during project execution, maintaining production logs for future reference in project lessons learned, and schedule and budget forecasting. Quality Assurance Responsibilities of BESS Senior Project Manager/Project Manager: Verify project execution during construction aligns with all IFC design drawings. Assist third-party/IE partners in confirming project performance through site visits and tests oversight. Manage document control, including all project contracts, consulting agreements, IFC, and Red-lined design documents. Support final inspections and punch list process with contractors, vendors, independent engineers, and management. Safety Responsibilities of BESS Senior Project Manager/Project Manager: Collaborate with HSE team to develop and execute site-specific safety programs and activities. Monitor and review trade partner work plans and activities for safety concerns. Participate in and contribute to project planning and hazard analysis. Enforce procedures, rules, and regulations to maintain a safe and clean working environment. Stay updated on construction safety standards, OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, and other applicable regulations, laws, and procedures. Serve as a resource for safety issues or concerns for all project team members. Skills and Qualifications for BESS Senior Project Manager/Project Manager: 5-10 years of project management experience in relevant power delivery, substation, transmission line, interconnect, renewable energy or energy storage preferred. Familiarity with relevant standards and regulations. Proficiency in project management tools and software. PMP Certification is a plus Familiarity with applicable standards including IBC, NFPA 855, CEC, CFC, IEEE, NEMA, NEC, OSHA, and UL. Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

US$130000 - US$180000 per year
United States of America
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Business Development Manager, Japan (太陽光開発マネージャー)

Seeking talented individuals for the positions of Business Development Managers in Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) to join a prominent international renewable energy company based in Tokyo, Japan. With a focus on utility-scale renewable energy projects, the company is at the forefront of Japan's renewable energy transition, driving innovation and collaboration to meet the growing demand for clean energy. As a Business Development Manager specializing in utility-scale solar projects, you will play a pivotal role in driving the company's growth and expansion in the Japanese market. Leveraging your expertise in renewable energy and strong network within the industry, you will identify and pursue strategic opportunities for developing large-scale solar and BESS (future) projects across Japan. Your responsibilities will include: Main Role: Conducting thorough market research to identify trends, opportunities, and potential project sites for utility-scale renewable energy development. Cultivating and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including government agencies (METI), utilities, landowners, and local communities. Managing project development activities from site identification and feasibility studies to securing land rights, permits, and interconnection agreements Providing input and insights to senior management on market trends, competitive landscape, and business development strategies. Requirements: 4-5 Years of Experience as a Solar Developer Fluent in Japanese (Native) and English (Business Level) Driver's License

Negotiable
Japan
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Senior Systems Engineer - BESS

Senior Systems Engineer Salary: 96,000 - $147,000. Company Summary: A focus on forefront of global innovation, driving progress in energy transition, electricity generation, distribution, renewable energy, and petroleum sectors across the globe. With a rich legacy spanning 45 years, illuminating 48 countries with its cutting-edge electricity solutions, it proudly holds the title of the foremost energy storage company in the United States. Top of Form Bottom of Form Responsibilities: Lead Energy Storage Systems projects with expertise in lithium-ion battery technology. Manage project operations and design, collaborating closely with Subject Matter Experts for cost analysis and project evaluation. Oversee all technical aspects from design to commissioning and operations, ensuring adherence to industry standards. Utilize project management skills to handle the entire project life cycle, including development, installation, and operation. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Mechanical fields. Minimum 5 years of experience in the renewable industry. Expertise in BESS technology and systems. Strong background in project management and EPC expertise. Benefits: Competitive salary based on location, knowledge, education, and experience. Comprehensive medical benefits. 401k options available. If you are interested in the Senior Systems Engineer position, then please do not wait to apply.

401K, All Health Benefits.
Houston
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Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager - Renewable Energy Location: Australia (Remote Working with Flexible Arrangements) Company Overview: The company is a pioneering leader in the renewable energy sector, dedicated to driving the transition to a sustainable future. With a diverse portfolio of projects across Australia, they are committed to delivering innovative and impactful renewable energy solutions. They are currently seeking a talented and experienced Project Manager to join our team with the flexibility of remote working arrangements. Position Overview: As a Project Manager, you will play a critical role in the successful delivery of renewable energy projects from conception to completion. This position offers the opportunity for remote work with flexible arrangements, allowing you to balance professional responsibilities with personal commitments. The ideal candidate will possess strong project management skills, a deep understanding of renewable energy technologies, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Key Responsibilities: Project Planning and Execution: Lead the planning and execution of renewable energy projects, including solar, and energy storage developments. Develop project timelines, budgets, and resource plans to ensure successful project delivery. Coordinate with internal teams, external contractors, and stakeholders to drive project progress and meet key milestones. Risk Management and Compliance: Identify and mitigate project risks through proactive risk assessment and management strategies. Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, environmental standards, and safety protocols throughout the project lifecycle. Monitor project performance metrics and implement corrective actions as needed to address deviations from project goals. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication: Establish and maintain effective communication channels with project stakeholders, including investors, clients, regulatory agencies, and local communities. Provide regular project updates and reports to stakeholders, highlighting progress, challenges, and opportunities. Address stakeholder inquiries and concerns in a timely and professional manner to maintain positive relationships and project alignment. Resource Management and Procurement: Manage project resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials, to optimize project efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Coordinate procurement activities, vendor selection, and contract negotiations to secure necessary resources and services for project implementation. Monitor project budget and expenditures, tracking variances and implementing cost-saving measures where appropriate. Quality Assurance and Commissioning: Oversee quality assurance processes and procedures to ensure compliance with project specifications and industry standards. Coordinate commissioning activities, testing, and validation to verify the performance and functionality of renewable energy systems. Facilitate handover of completed projects to operations and maintenance teams, providing necessary documentation and training for ongoing management. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Project Management, or related field. Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, preferably within the renewable energy industry. Strong understanding of renewable energy technologies, project development processes, and regulatory frameworks. Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Proven track record of managing complex projects, delivering results on time and within budget. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent is a plus. If you are interested in the position, please do not hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Australia
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Grid Connection Manager

Company Overview: The company is a leading renewable energy company dedicated to driving the transition to a sustainable energy future. They specialize in developing, constructing, and operating renewable energy projects across New Zealand. Their mission is to harness the power of renewable resources to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy solutions for our communities. Position Overview: The company is seeking a skilled and experienced Grid Connection Manager to join their team. The Grid Connection Manager will play a critical role in managing the connection of renewable energy projects to the grid, ensuring efficient and timely grid integration while complying with regulatory requirements and industry standards. Key Responsibilities: Grid Connection Planning: Develop and implement grid connection strategies for renewable energy projects, including assessing grid capacity, identifying connection points, and securing grid access agreements with network operators. Regulatory Compliance: Stay abreast of relevant regulations, codes, and standards governing grid connection in New Zealand. Ensure that renewable energy projects comply with all applicable requirements and obtain necessary approvals from regulatory authorities. Stakeholder Management: Build and maintain effective relationships with network operators, regulatory agencies, government officials, and other stakeholders involved in the grid connection process. Coordinate communication and collaboration to resolve issues and streamline project timelines. Technical Analysis: Conduct technical assessments of grid connection feasibility, including grid stability studies, power system modeling, and impact assessments. Identify potential grid integration challenges and propose mitigation measures to optimize project performance. Project Management: Oversee the grid connection process from initial planning through to energization, ensuring alignment with project schedules, budgets, and quality standards. Coordinate with internal teams, external consultants, and contractors to execute grid connection activities efficiently. Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks related to grid connection, such as grid congestion, voltage fluctuations, and interconnection delays. Develop contingency plans and strategies to minimize project disruptions and maximize reliability. Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of grid connection activities, including agreements, permits, technical reports, and correspondence. Prepare regular progress reports and updates for internal stakeholders and regulatory bodies as required. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, renewable energy, or related field. Advanced degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in grid connection or power system engineering, preferably in the renewable energy industry. In-depth knowledge of New Zealand's electricity market, grid infrastructure, and regulatory framework. Strong technical proficiency in grid connection design, power system analysis, and renewable energy technologies. Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to manage complex projects, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines. Familiarity with industry standards and best practices for grid integration of renewable energy projects. If you have what it takes to excel in this position, please do not hesitate to apply!

£10000 - £10001 per year
New Zealand
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Country Manager

Our client, an international leader in renewable energy, is expanding its operations in Korea. With a strong presence across the Asia-Pacific region, our client specializes in utility-scale solar projects, including ground-mounted solar installations. We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Country Manager to lead business development and project execution efforts in Korea. Responsibilities: Business Development: Identify and develop new business opportunities in the utility-scale solar sector. Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, local partners, and industry associations. Develop strategic plans to achieve market penetration and growth objectives. Project Development: Lead the development of solar projects from inception to completion, including site selection, feasibility studies, and securing financing. Oversee the project design and engineering processes, ensuring compliance with local regulations and industry standards. Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources to ensure successful project execution. Land Acquisition: Identify and negotiate land acquisition agreements for solar project development. Ensure all land acquisition activities comply with local laws and regulations. Develop and maintain relationships with landowners and local communities to facilitate project development. Permitting: Secure all necessary permits and approvals from local, regional, and national authorities. Coordinate with regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with environmental, construction, and operational regulations. Address any permitting issues that may arise during the project lifecycle. Stakeholder Management: Serve as the primary point of contact for all project stakeholders in Korea. Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and meetings with regulatory agencies. Communicate project progress and milestones to internal and external stakeholders. Team Leadership: Build and lead a high-performing team to support project development and execution. Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture. Provide mentorship and professional development opportunities for team members. Market Intelligence: Monitor and analyze market trends, policy developments, and competitor activities. Provide strategic insights and recommendations to senior management. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred. A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in business development, project development, or a related role within the renewable energy sector, specifically in utility-scale solar projects. Proven track record in land acquisition, permitting, and project execution in Korea. Strong understanding of the Korean regulatory landscape for renewable energy projects. Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage cross-functional teams. Fluency in Korean and proficiency in English, both written and spoken. Willingness to travel as needed to support project activities. If you are interested, please click "Apply".

Negotiable
Seoul
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CPPA Manager

Our Client, a leading player in the Offshor Wind sector, is seeking a CPPA Business Manager to lead the identification and engagement of customers for procuring energy generated by its expansive portfolio of utility-scale assets. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in all project phases, from navigating regulatory landscapes and initial customer interactions to finalizing long-term CPPAs and other transactions. Key Responsibilities: Drive the development of CPPA business by identifying optimal buyers for my client's utility assets across various technology platforms. Collaborate closely with the development team to assess project feasibility within regulatory frameworks and off-take requirements. Cultivate relationships with potential customers, exploring renewable energy opportunities aligned with their industrial developments. Regularly engage with my client's existing and prospective partners to discern market trends and industry shifts related to carbon emission reduction. Stay abreast of renewable energy policies and power market regulations in provinces where my client operates, or has projects in the pipeline. Formulate a strategic approach to customer acquisition, conducting market studies, preliminary due diligence, and risk assessments. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to craft preliminary business proposals. Facilitate seamless communication and collaboration between different departments throughout project lifecycles. Lead contract negotiations to optimize my client's interests and value propositions in each deal. Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned by leadership. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Management, Economics, Science, Engineering, or a relevant field. Minimum of 5 years' experience in renewable energy, knowledge of Offshore Wind is an advantage Demonstrated market insight and correlation analysis abilities, coupled with a strong grasp of the new energy sector and keen information capture skills. Prior experience in the offshore wind sector or consulting firm preferred. Collaborative nature and adeptness in working within diverse teams. If you are inetrested, please click "Apply".

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Taipei
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PPA Business Development Manager

We are seeking an experienced finance/commercial professional to join our client's dynamic team. Our client, a publicly listed company with a strong presence in Taiwan, specializes in solar energy projects. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of a leading company in the renewable energy sector. Responsibilities: Feasibility Studies & Investment Evaluation: Conduct comprehensive feasibility studies and evaluate investment opportunities for potential projects, including risk and financial analysis. Customer Acquisition: Seek new customers and potential clients for Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPA). Business Prospecting: Identify new business prospects that align with company strategy and develop new project strategies. Documentation & Reporting: Prepare documents and presentations to update management on the status and progress of projects. Negotiation Support: Prepare letters and agreements in collaboration with relevant departments to support project negotiations and development. Coordination: Coordinate with banks, EPC contractors, legal advisors, and local government agencies. Contract Review: Review project contracts and agreements to ensure compliance and alignment with project goals. Risk & Financial Analysis: Perform risk analysis and develop financial models for projects. Project Planning & Coordination: Plan project schedules and coordinate activities to ensure timely execution. Project Implementation: Oversee the execution and operation of power plant projects in Taiwan. Operational Monitoring: Monitor, evaluate, and address potential operational issues in projects. Investment Opportunities: Seek new investment opportunities in Taiwan and stay updated with local and international industry trends. Additional Duties: Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in any field. Experience: 3-5 years' experience in business administration, finance, project management, sales, or related fields. Skills: Strong communication and coordination skills. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of project management and administrative procedures. Ability to work on tight deadlines and multi-task. Willingness and ability to work abroad. Professional responsibility, strong team spirit, team management, and good communication skills. If you are intersted, please click "Apply".

Negotiable
Taipei
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Net Zero Recruitment Solutions: More Crucial Than Ever in Europe

As Europe races towards ambitious climate goals, the demand for innovative recruitment solutions focused on achieving net zero emissions has never been more critical. The European Green Deal, which aims for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050, has spurred an unprecedented shift in policies, investments, and business strategies across the continent. To meet these targets, organizations and countries must attract, develop, and retain top talent dedicated to sustainability and green technologies.The Urgent Need for Net Zero Recruitment SolutionsTransformingIndustries and EconomiesAchieving net zero emissions requires a fundamental transformation of various sectors, including energy, transportation, manufacturing, and agriculture. This transformation is driven by the need to:Reduce greenhouse gas emissions through cleaner energy sources and more efficient processes.Innovate in green technologies such as renewable energy, electric vehicles, and sustainable agriculture.Implement circular economy principles, where waste is minimized, and resources are reused.To navigate these changes, industries need a workforce skilled in the latest green technologies and sustainable practices. The demand for talented professionals in fields such as renewable energy, environmental engineering, and sustainability consulting is soaring.Investment in Green TransitionThe European Union is backing this transition with substantial investments. The European Green Deal Investment Plan aims to mobilize at least €1 trillion in sustainable investments over the next decade.Private sector investments are also on the rise. Companies across Europe are committing to capital expenditures to reduce their carbon footprints. For instance, major energy companies are investing billions in renewable energy projects, while automotive manufacturers are ramping up production of electric vehicles.These investments are creating millions of new jobs in green sectors. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the renewable energy sector alone could employ more than 42 million people globally by 2050, with Europe being a major hub.Talent: The Heart of Net Zero AchievementsThe Demand for Green TalentThe shift towards a net zero economy is intensifying the competition for skilled professionals. Organizations need experts in renewable energy, sustainable finance, environmental law, and more. However, there is a significant skills gap. A report by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) highlights that while green jobs are growing, there is a shortage of skilled workers to fill these roles.To address this, companies and governments are investing in education and training programs. Initiatives like the European Skills Agenda aim to equip workers with the necessary skills to thrive in a green economy. However, recruitment strategies must also evolve to attract top talent from around the world. Additionally, professionals from traditional sectors such as oil and gas possess transferable skills that can be leveraged in the green economy, facilitating a smoother transition for experienced workers into sustainable roles.Retaining Talent for Sustainable SuccessAttracting talent is just one piece of the puzzle; retaining it is equally crucial. Organizations must foster a culture of sustainability and provide career development opportunities in green fields. This involves:Creating clear career pathways in green sectors to motivate employees.Offering competitive salaries and benefits aligned with the high demand for these skills.Promoting a culture of innovation where employees feel their work contributes to meaningful environmental impact.Countries that succeed in creating favorable environments for green careers will be better positioned in the global race towards net zero. Policies that support work-life balance, inclusive work environments, and continuous professional development are key to retaining top talent.Case Studies: Countries Leading the Way Denmark: A Leader in Renewable EnergyDenmark is a prime example of a country successfully investing in net zero recruitment. Known for its wind energy industry, Denmark has invested heavily in education and training programs to develop a skilled workforce. The country’s technical universities offer specialized programs in renewable energy engineering, ensuring a steady pipeline of talent.Germany: Green Industry InnovationGermany's commitment to the Energiewende (energy transition) has created numerous jobs in the renewable energy sector. German companies are leaders in green technologies, from solar power to energy-efficient manufacturing. The government’s support for vocational training in green skills has been pivotal in maintaining Germany’s competitive edge.Sweden: Champions of Sustainable DevelopmentSweden is a global leader in sustainable development, with a strong focus on renewable energy and green technology. The Swedish government has implemented comprehensive policies to support the transition to a green economy, including substantial investments in renewable energy projects and green infrastructure. Swedish universities offer cutting-edge programs in environmental science and sustainable engineering, ensuring a continuous flow of skilled professionals. Furthermore, Sweden's commitment to sustainability extends to its corporate culture, with many companies adopting stringent environmental standards and innovative green practices.The Future of Net Zero Recruitment in EuropeAs Europe progresses towards its 2050 climate goals, the importance of net zero recruitment solutions will only grow. Organizations and countries must continue to invest in education, training, and policies that attract and retain green talent. The race to net zero is not just about reducing emissions; it's about building a skilled workforce capable of driving sustainable innovation to save the planet.Partnering with LVI AssociatesTo navigate the complexities of recruiting and retaining skilled talent for net zero goals, partnering with a specialized talent partner agency like LVI Associates can provide a significant advantage. LVI Associates offers:Extensive industry expertise in renewable energy, environmental engineering, and sustainability sectors.Access to a vast network of highly skilled professionals committed to making a positive environmental impact.Tailored recruitment solutions to meet the unique needs of your organization.Invest in your organization's success and the planet's future by choosing the right talent partner for your net zero recruitment needs. Contact LVI Associates today by requesting a call back and discover how we can help you build a workforce.

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Fueling the Future: Investing in Hydrogen Infrastructure

In a landmark move toward sustainable energy, the European Commission has approved the ambitious "Hy2Infra" program, signaling a significant leap forward in the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure across the European Union. Seven member states—France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and Slovakia—are poised to invest a collective €6.9 billion ($7.4 billion) to support 32 companies in the implementation of 33 projects, boasting a total capacity of 3.2GW of electrolysers. This monumental initiative not only underscores Europe's commitment to decarbonization but also highlights the critical need for talent to drive such transformative projects forward.The Hydrogen RevolutionAs the world faces the urgent need to curb greenhouse gas emissions and transition to renewable energy sources, hydrogen has emerged as a promising solution. With the potential to serve as a clean, versatile, and efficient energy carrier, hydrogen holds the key to unlocking a carbon-neutral future. From fueling vehicles and powering industries to storing renewable energy and balancing the grid, hydrogen offers applications that can revolutionize our energy landscape.Central to realizing the potential of hydrogen is the development of robust infrastructure. Hydrogen production, distribution, storage, and utilization require a sophisticated network of facilities and systems, spanning across regions and sectors. From electrolysis plants and hydrogen refueling stations to pipelines and storage facilities, the infrastructure needed to support a hydrogen economy is both complex and extensive. The growth of hydrogen infrastructure is rapidly accelerating, propelled by a surge in investment, government initiatives, and technological advancements. The number of hydrogen refueling stations has more than doubled, with over 1000 stations worldwide. Governments, including the EU and the U.S., are committing significant funding to support hydrogen infrastructure, aiming to install gigawatts of electrolyzer capacity by 2030. Moreover, private sector engagement is robust, with major companies collaborating to develop hydrogen production facilities and supply chains. This collective effort is driving the expansion of hydrogen infrastructure, paving the way for a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.Imperative: Hiring the Current Generation of Hydrogen ExpertsAt the center of each infrastructure initiative lies a vital factor: talent. The success of the Hy2Infra program, alongside similar projects worldwide, heavily relies on the availability of skilled individuals versed in various disciplines such as engineering, project management, finance, policy, and environmental science. From the design and construction of electrolysis plants to the optimization of supply chains and the assurance of regulatory compliance, a diverse range of roles will play a crucial part in ensuring the triumph of hydrogen infrastructure projects.Addressing the Talent GapAs Europe embarks on this ambitious journey toward hydrogen deployment, it is imperative to address the talent within the industry. Investing in education and training programs tailored to the needs of the hydrogen sector, fostering collaboration between academia and industry, and promoting diversity and inclusion are crucial steps in cultivating a skilled workforce capable of driving innovation and overcoming challenges.Why Talent MattersAs projects like Hy2Infra gain momentum, organizations must leverage the expertise of leading talent solutions providers. With a deep understanding of the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors, LVI Associates connects companies with top talent across the globe, enabling them to build high-performing teams capable of delivering on ambitious projects. By partnering with LVI Associates, organizations gain access to a vast network of professionals who possess the skills, experience, and passion needed to propel the hydrogen revolution forward.​Seeking the best hydrogen talent? Request a call back to hear more about our services.Request a call back​Paving the Way for a Hydrogen-Powered FutureThe approval of the Hy2Infra program stands as a significant milestone in Europe's journey toward a sustainable, low-carbon economy. Through the investment in hydrogen infrastructure, member states are not only laying the groundwork for a cleaner, more resilient energy system but also unlocking new avenues for economic growth and innovation. Yet, the ultimate success of such endeavors rests on the dedication and expertise of those spearheading them. With the right talent and strategic partnerships in place, together they can pave the way for a hydrogen-powered future that delivers benefits for both people and the planet. Request a call back today to let us know about your project.

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The Crucial Role of Data Centers in Financial Services

In today's digitally-driven era, the financial services industry is undergoing a profound transformation. The rise of fintech innovations, coupled with evolving customer expectations and stringent regulatory requirements has propelled financial institutions towards a data-centric and technology first approach. To truly comprehend the implications of this shift, consultants at Selby Jennings, Larson Maddox, LVI Associates and Glocomms have identified three key considerations crucial for financial institutions when expanding their services and their reliance on data centers. Let’s look at how these factors shape the future trajectory of data center infrastructure, cyber security, and regulations.Data centers serve as the backbone of financial operations, facilitating the seamless execution of transactions, safeguarding sensitive information, and supporting data-intensive applications. In the context of the financial services industry, where milliseconds can translate into millions and data integrity is non-negotiable, the reliability, security, and scalability of data center infrastructure are critical.3 Key Considerations for Financial Institutions in the Development of Data Centers 1. Compliance and Regulatory StandardsCompliance and regulatory standards play a pivotal role in the financial services industry. Regulatory adherence is paramount, as financial institutions must comply with various codes of practice and laws governing data privacy, security, and retention. When considering or designing data center infrastructure, it's crucial to ensure compliance with industry-specific regulations such as GDPR, PCI DSS, SOX, among others. Meeting these standards not only mitigates the risk of non-compliance penalties but also safeguards the organization's reputation. Furthermore, hiring the right talent with expertise in regulatory compliance, such as an in-house general counsel, is essential to ensure that data centers align with these standards.2. Security and Data ProtectionIn an era of escalating cyber threats, secure data centers are paramount, particularly for financial institutions holding invaluable financial data. They are prime targets for cybercriminals aiming to exploit this wealth of information. To counter this threat, adopting multi-faceted security protocols is crucial.Hiring skilled cybersecurity staff is essential in this environment. These professionals possess the expertise needed to combat evolving threats and maintain the integrity of organizational systems. Investing in cybersecurity personnel ensures companies have the defenses to mitigate risks and preserve the trust of customers and stakeholders in an ever-evolving digital environment.3. Cost Efficiency and SustainabilityCost optimization remains a continuous focus for financial institutions, driven by industry competitiveness and the imperative to maximize profitability. Achieving a balance between cost efficiency, performance, and reliability requires a strategic approach to data center infrastructure design. Embracing energy-efficient technologies, such as advanced cooling systems and optimized power distribution units, significantly reduces operational expenses and minimizes carbon footprints, aligning with growing sustainability objectives. These technologies not only enhance efficiency but also free up human resources for more strategic initiatives by streamlining operations and reducing hardware footprint. Additionally, integrating renewable energy sources like solar or wind power into data center operations further reduces reliance on traditional energy sources, mitigating costs and promoting environmental stewardship.The alignment of cost efficiency and sustainability underscores the importance of prioritizing environmentally responsible practices in financial institutions. Collaborating with an energy and infrastructure talent partner to reduce data center carbon emissions is recommended in finding the right talent. This strategic partnership can contribute to the adoption of energy-efficient technologies, automation, and renewable energy sources. Ultimately, it enables institutions to effectively manage costs while advancing sustainability goals in the digital age.Importance of finding the right talentIn financial services, the acquisition of top-tier talent is of upmost important to success. With the advent of fintech innovations, the intersection between talent acquisition, infrastructure, cyber security, regulatory and legal is becoming increasingly important. By tapping into the resources and networks offered by Phaidon Internationals' brands, organizations can streamline their hiring processes, mitigate talent shortages, and gain a competitive edge in the fast-paced world of financial services & sciences. Through targeted talent acquisition strategies tailored to the unique needs of each client, Phaidon International agencies enable organizations to build high-performing data center infrastructure, cyber security, financial technology and regulatory and legal teams capable for the future of the industry. Phaidon International - Accelerating growth through talentPhaidon International was established with the ambition to provide talent solutions underpinned by industry expertise. Delivering our capabilities through our deliberately curated group of 6 brands, each one specializes in the following industries where a relentless supply-demand imbalance exists:• Financial Sciences & Services – Selby Jennings • Energy & Infrastructure – LVI Associates • Supply Chain – DSJ Global • Life Sciences – EPM Scientific • Technology – Glocomms • Regulatory & Legal – Larson Maddox Contact us to learn more about our global services.

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The Importance of a Project Developer in a Renewable Energy Organization

Renewable energy companies are at the forefront of the global transition to sustainable energy sources. They provide solutions such as solar power, energy storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging, and microgrid systems. A key role in these companies is that of the project developer. This blog post will explore the importance of a project developer in a renewable energy company and the benefits they bring to businesses.Role of a Project DeveloperA project developer in a renewable energy company is responsible for managing the development of renewable energy projects from inception to completion. They oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.Benefits to BusinessesBy hiring a skilled project developer, businesses can achieve significant cost savings. The developer’s expertise in project management can help avoid costly delays and budget overruns. They can also identify opportunities for cost savings, such as leveraging government incentives for renewable energy projects.A project developer can help businesses achieve their sustainability goals. By developing renewable energy projects, businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to the fight against climate change. This can enhance their reputation with customers and stakeholders who value sustainability.With the help of a project developer, businesses can become more energy independent. By generating their own renewable energy, businesses can reduce their reliance on traditional energy sources, which can be subject to price volatility.Importance of Hiring the Right CandidatesThe success of renewable energy projects largely depends on the skills and expertise of the project developer. Therefore, it’s crucial for businesses to hire the right candidates for this role.Technical SkillsProject developers need a strong technical understanding of renewable energy technologies. They should be familiar with the design and installation of systems such as solar panels, energy storage devices, EV charging stations, and microgrids.Project Management SkillsProject developers should have strong project management skills. They need to be able to plan and coordinate projects, manage budgets, and ensure projects are completed on time and to the required quality standards.Communication SkillsGood communication skills are essential for a project developer. They need to be able to communicate effectively with team members, contractors, and stakeholders. They also need to be able to explain complex technical concepts in a way that non-technical people can understand.Looking to Hire a Project Developer?The role of a project developer in a renewable energy company is pivotal. They not only bring cost savings and help achieve sustainability goals, but also drive businesses towards energy independence. Therefore, it’s crucial for businesses to hire the right candidates with the right skills for this role.If you’re an organisation looking for project developers, request a call back from our renewable energy consultants here at LVI Associates. With our global experience and local support, we are well-positioned to help you find the right talent for your renewable energy projects. Our consultants understand the unique challenges and opportunities in the renewable energy sector, and can provide valuable insights and advice to help you succeed.By partnering with LVI Associates, you can leverage our expertise and network to find the best project developers for your needs.Request a call back

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Addressing Climate Challenges & Creating Jobs: The Vital Role of CCUS

Given the intensifying challenges of global climate change, the demand for impactful solutions has reached unprecedented levels. Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) is a technology positioned to significantly curtail greenhouse gas emissions, but it needs the talent in place to be able to deliver and change the world for the better. According to the latest insights from BloombergNEF, the capacity for carbon capture has not only expanded but has also ventured into additional markets over the past year. Projections from BNEF's most recent market outlook paint a striking picture of a 50% growth in the industry since its previous iteration, with expectations set to achieve a capacity of 420 million metric tons per annum by 2035. This significant expansion is primarily propelled by robust global policy in support of reducing climate change.CCUS not only serves as a vital tool in climate change mitigation but also acts as a catalyst for economic growth. Whether you're passionate about innovating new technologies, shaping impactful policies, or driving sustainable business practices, the CCUS sector offers a wealth of avenues for career development and professional fulfilment. CCUS Compared to Other Climate Change SolutionsCarbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) plays a unique and critical role in our energy landscape, especially when compared to other renewable energy solutions. Here’s why:Complementing Renewables: While renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydroelectric power are essential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they can’t address the emissions from existing infrastructure and certain industries. CCUS can capture these emissions, making it a necessary complement to renewables.Addressing Hard-to-Decarbonize Sectors: Some sectors, such as heavy industry and aviation, are difficult to decarbonize using only renewable energy. CCUS provides a solution for these sectors by capturing and storing their emissions.Energy Storage and Grid Stability: Renewable energy sources are intermittent - the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow. CCUS, particularly when combined with bioenergy (BECCS), can provide a constant source of energy, contributing to grid stability.Negative Emissions: CCUS, especially when combined with bioenergy (BECCS), can result in negative emissions - effectively removing CO2 from the atmosphere. This is something that other renewable energy solutions cannot offer.Utilization of CO2: Beyond just capturing and storing CO2, CCUS also includes utilization - turning captured CO2 into useful products like fuels, building materials, and more. This not only reduces emissions but also creates economic opportunities.While renewable energy solutions are a crucial part of our response to climate change, CCUS is equally important as it provides additional benefits that make it a critical component of a comprehensive climate strategy. There are numerous Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) projects around the world, each contributing to the global effort to reduce carbon emissions. Here are some examples:Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project: This project in Japan is a large-scale CCS project that captures CO2 from a hydrogen production unit and stores it in a sub-seabed geological formation.Drax BECCS: Located in the UK, this project is the first of its kind to capture CO2 from a biomass power station.Shute Creek Gas Processing Plant: Located in the United States, this plant captures CO2 during natural gas processing and transports it via pipeline for enhanced oil recovery.Gorgon Carbon Dioxide Injection: This Australian project captures CO2 from natural gas processing and injects it into a deep geological formation.Sinopec Qilu-Shengli CCS: This Chinese project captures CO2 from a coal-to-chemicals plant and uses it for enhanced oil recovery.The Importance of Talent in CCUSIn the world of Carbon Capture, Usage, and Storage (CCUS) projects, finding the right people is crucial for success. CCUS needs experts with specific skills to work effectively. These experts know how to capture carbon dioxide, find places to store it safely, and use it in useful ways. By hiring the right people, companies can make sure their CCUS projects run smoothly and achieve their goals.These experts also bring fresh ideas and solutions to CCUS projects. They might find new ways to use captured carbon or improve how it's stored. In a fast-changing field like CCUS, their knowledge is essential for making progress. So, finding the right people isn't just about filling jobs—it's about building a team of smart, creative people who want to make the world cleaner and greener.Contact UsAt LVI Associates, we understand the crucial role talent plays in driving the success of CCUS. With a growing database of skilled professionals, including senior technology specialists and process engineers, we're equipped to support this pivotal field. We connect businesses with the right talent to maintain their competitiveness and sustainability goals. Together, we can combat emissions by providing access to the right talent, enabling progress towards a more environmentally friendly future. Request a call back below to learn more about how we can assist you with your hiring needs.

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Green Careers in Germany: A Deep Dive into the Renewable Energy Sector

Germany, a pioneer in the renewable energy industry, has set ambitious targets to transition towards a more sustainable and green economy. The German government aims to cover the country’s entire electricity supply with green electricity by 2035. The energy transition and the decarbonization of the economy have generated a wide range of new career opportunities in Germany’s key industries. There is a high demand for internationally qualified professionals with an awareness of sustainability to fill these “green jobs”. These careers span across various sectors, including renewable energy production, energy efficiency, and environmental protection.Types of Renewable Energy in GermanyGermany’s renewable energy is mainly based on wind, biomass, solar, and hydro. In 2019, 46% of the country’s electricity mix came from these sources. The bulk of the clean power came from onshore and offshore wind capacity (24.4%), followed by solar (9%) and biomass (8.7%), with the remainder stemming from hydropower.To achieve Germany's renewable energy goals, organizations are actively seeking to recruit international skilled workers to meet the growing demand for renewable energy. Currently, it faces a shortage of around 216,000 skilled workers needed for the expansion of the solar and wind energy sectors, according to a study by the German organization, KOFA.Aligning Talent with Business Goals and National TargetsThe success of Germany’s renewable energy targets heavily relies on the availability of skilled professionals in the green sector. Businesses need to align their talent acquisition strategies with their sustainability goals and the overall national targets. Hiring the right talent is crucial for businesses to innovate, remain competitive, and contribute to Germany’s green transition.If you’re interested in hiring professionals in the renewables & clean energy industry, contact us today. At LVI Associates, we offer specialized talent services to connect businesses with top renewable energy professionals. We provide a range of services, from executive search to contract staffing and multi-hire solutions, tailored to meet your unique business needs. We understand the rapid pace of change in the renewable energy sector and are committed to delivering efficient, high-quality services to ensure your organization keeps up. Download our latest Clean Energy Insights report to learn more about hiring trends in the industry, and if you’d like to discuss your specific needs, please request a call back here.Supporting your Hiring GoalsLet us help you power the future of renewable energy in Germany.Request a call backSupporting your Career ProgressionTake a look at our current career opportunities in Germany.Career Search

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UK Companies Tapping into Australia's Clean Energy Potential

In recent years, the pursuit of clean and sustainable energy has become a global priority. As countries strive to reduce their carbon footprint and transition to renewable energy sources, new opportunities are emerging in various parts of the world. One such region that has caught the attention of UK companies is Australia, with its vast potential for clean energy generation.Why Australia?Known for its sprawling landscapes - from sun-drenched deserts to gusty coastlines - Australia presents an ideal backdrop for renewable energy projects. The country is marching forward with its pledge to achieve 50% renewable energy generation by 2030. This promise to shift away from traditional energy sources has paved the way for UK companies to enter the Australian clean energy market.Collaborations and Success StoriesThe synergy between UK and Australian companies in the clean energy sector is already reaping rewards. With specializations in wind and solar power technologies, UK firms have not only penetrated the Australian market but have also formed robust partnerships with Aussie counterparts. These ventures are multi-faceted in their benefits - helping Australia realize its clean energy ambitions, while also bolstering the economy through job creation and investments.Australia's Alluring Regulatory EnvironmentThe Australian government's proactive stance on renewable energy is a significant draw for UK companies. With policies like feed-in tariffs and renewable energy certificates in place, the nation has established a conducive atmosphere that promotes the growth of the clean energy sector. Such a strong governmental backing acts as a safety net for UK companies, making them more confident in committing to long-term investments in the region.Geographical Advantages and ExpertiseAustralia's geographical diversity allows for the development of various renewable energy projects. UK companies, globally respected for their proficiency in renewable energy technology and project management, are adept at harnessing these geographical advantages. Their expertise ensures the seamless execution of clean energy projects in Australia.Tapping into Australia's Talent PoolOne of the most significant advantages of diving into the Australian market is the access to a rich talent pool. Australia's top universities and research institutions are producing professionals highly skilled in renewable energy technologies. By hiring local talent, UK companies can benefit from localized knowledge, ensuring smoother project implementation.Moreover, this exchange of talent doesn't only favor the Australian market. By engaging with Australian professionals, UK companies also facilitate a cross-cultural exchange of skills and best practices. This can significantly benefit the UK's renewable energy landscape, leading to innovations and improvements back home.This collaboration isn't just limited to projects. Joint ventures in research and development are also in play. These partnerships aim to develop clean energy innovations tailored to Australia's unique needs.The Bigger PictureFor UK companies, venturing into Australia isn't just about business expansion; it's about contributing to a global cause and knowledge-sharing initiatives that promote technology transfer and best practices, pushing the envelope for the global shift towards clean energy.​Australia's unwavering dedication to clean energy, its unique landscape, and its welcoming regulatory framework make it an irresistible destination for UK companies. The two countries' collaboration is a fusion of expertise, technology, and resources, setting the stage for groundbreaking clean energy projects. As the globe grapples with the looming threats of climate change, the ventures of UK businesses in Australia play a pivotal role in creating a sustainable future for everyone.If you're in the renewable energy sector and are eager to tap into the endless potential of these UK-Australia clean energy projects and collaborations, don't hesitate. Request a call back today and connect with the best renewable energy talent to elevate your goals and projects to new heights.

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Relaxing Rules for England's Onshore Wind Farms: Growth for Renewable Energy Recruitment

In a move hailed by environmentalists and energy experts alike, ministers in England have recently announced their plans to relax the regulations surrounding onshore wind farms. This decision is poised to not only supercharge the nation's move towards greener energy but also provide a significant boost to the UK's renewable energy recruitment.The BackdropSince the early 2010s, the growth of onshore wind farms in England faced stringent rules, many of which resulted from local objections and concerns over landscape impacts. This led to a reduction in the number of new onshore wind facilities, while other renewable energy sources like offshore wind and solar saw substantial development. In the existing framework, if even one local resident raises an objection, the local authority has the power to decline an application for constructing an onshore wind farm. In addition, for any new project to be approved, it must already be listed in the local development plan of the authority, a blueprint that outlines multiple years of proposed constructions.A Turn for the BetterThe government's new stance on onshore wind farms recognizes their potential in helping the UK reach its climate commitments, notably the ambitious target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. With the improved efficiency and reduced costs associated with modern wind turbines, onshore wind has become one of the most affordable sources of renewable energy.Job OpportunitiesOne of the most promising outcomes of this policy shift is the potential surge in renewable energy recruitment. With the predicted increase in onshore wind farm projects, increased demand for the following roles is expected:Technical Jobs: The design, installation, and maintenance of wind turbines will require skilled technicians, engineers, and scientists. Innovations in turbine technology also pave the way for research and development roles.Operational Roles: Once the wind farms are operational, there will be a need for professionals to oversee daily operations, safety protocols, and efficiency improvements.Supply Chain and Logistics: The infrastructure surrounding wind farms, from the manufacturing of components to their transportation, will provide a boost to the logistics sector.Environmental and Community Engagement: Given that one of the reasons for stricter regulations in the past was concerns from local communities, roles in community engagement, environmental impact assessments, and public relations will be pivotal.The Broader ImpactsBeyond the immediate job opportunities, this decision will contribute to:Energy Security: As the UK diversifies its energy sources, it will become less reliant on imported fossil fuels, strengthening its energy security.Economic Development: Investment in renewable infrastructure can lead to regional development, especially in areas that become hubs for onshore wind farms.Environmental Benefits: Naturally, increasing the proportion of energy derived from renewable sources will result in decreased greenhouse gas emissions, furthering the UK's efforts to combat climate change.​Harry MorganVice President, Renewable Energy Market Specialist at LVI Associates "Project development has created job opportunities in mainland Europe for a wide variety of backgrounds and qualifications in recent years and in light of the situation within the UK today, with graduates seeing a 40% decline in job opportunities since pre-COVID, I'm excited to see how this policy change will help change this statistic for the better."The Renewable FutureThe relaxation of rules for onshore wind farms in England transcends a mere policy shift – it's a declaration of intent. It underscores the UK's unwavering dedication to sustainable expansion, renewable energy, and a more eco-conscious future. The balance between development and environmental responsibility is crucial, and this decision clearly takes a step towards achieving that balance. Moving forward, the combined rise of renewable infrastructure and job prospects paints a hopeful and sustainable path for the nation. For professionals in the Renewable Energy sector, this presents a golden opportunity for UK Renewable Energy Jobs. For clients eager to tap into this talent pool, request a call back today. Now is the time to harness the wind of change and propel the UK towards a brighter, greener future.

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Tune in to Discover Renewable Energy Recruitment Trends in Europe

In an era where renewable energy is no longer the future, but the present, understanding its complexities is crucial for every industry player. Demand for experienced renewable energy professionals is soaring, but the hiring landscape is rife with intricacies that demand a specialized lens. Dive into the heart of this dynamic space and stay ahead of the curve with LVI Associates renewable energy expert, Harry Morgan, and gain invaluable insights into renewable energy recruitment. Watch on-demandWhy Watch This Exclusive Interview?First-Hand Insights: Gain unparalleled insights into the renewable energy industry, one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world.Real Data: Learn about the massive growth in the renewable energy employment market, which surged by 700,000 jobs between 2020 and 2021 to 12.7 million, and is projected to reach a staggering 38 million by 2030.Adapting to Trends: Harry sheds light on how companies are innovating their hiring practices amidst fierce competition for talent, the emphasis on personal branding, and the importance of optimizing interview processes for efficiency.Regulatory Insights: Get an understanding of the ever-changing landscape of regulations in the renewables sector and their direct influence on talent recruitment, especially in major markets like Germany.Industry Challenges: Take a closer look at the challenges faced by the sector, from the complex process of project development to navigating different state regulations.Expert Advice: Whether you're a candidate or a company, benefit from Harry's invaluable advice and industry updates to understand the latest trends in renewable energy recruitment.Fill out the form below to access this interview. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business.​

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Green Hydrogen: The Promising Pillar for Renewable Energy

In the quest for a sustainable future, renewable energy has emerged as the key driver to combat climate change and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. While solar and wind power have gained significant momentum in recent years, another player is rapidly gaining attention: green hydrogen. This remarkable resource holds immense potential to transform the global energy landscape, and in this blog, we will explore what green hydrogen is and how it can serve as a vital pillar for renewable energy.What is Green Hydrogen?Green hydrogen is hydrogen gas produced through electrolysis using renewable energy sources. It involves splitting water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity from wind or solar power. Unlike conventional methods, green hydrogen is carbon-neutral and emits no greenhouse gases. It offers energy storage capabilities and has the potential to revolutionize industries, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and lower carbon emissions.Key Advantages of Green Hydrogen:Decarbonizing Industrial Processes: Green hydrogen presents a game-changing solution for industries that rely heavily on fossil fuels. By replacing conventional fuels with green hydrogen, sectors such as steel, cement, and chemicals can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and make substantial progress toward decarbonization.Energy Storage: One of the major challenges faced by renewable energy sources is intermittent generation. Green hydrogen offers an effective solution by acting as a versatile energy storage medium. Excess energy produced by wind or solar power plants can be used to produce green hydrogen, which can be stored and later converted back into electricity through fuel cells or combustion when demand is high.Transportation: The transportation sector is responsible for a significant portion of global carbon emissions. Green hydrogen can play a pivotal role in decarbonizing this sector by powering fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). FCEVs offer longer driving ranges and shorter refueling times compared to battery electric vehicles, making green hydrogen an attractive option for heavy-duty vehicles, long-haul transportation, and even aviation.Grid Flexibility: Green hydrogen can also contribute to grid stability and flexibility. During periods of high renewable energy generation, excess electricity can be used to produce green hydrogen. This hydrogen can be injected into the natural gas grid, blended with natural gas, or used directly for power generation during peak demand periods or when renewable energy generation is low.Embracing the Green Hydrogen RevolutionAs the world recognizes the vast potential of green hydrogen, the demand for renewable energy professionals who specialize in this domain is on the rise. Companies seeking to tap into the benefits of green hydrogen must engage with experienced and knowledgeable experts who can guide them through this transformative journey.At LVI Associates, we take pride in being at the forefront of the renewable energy sector, offering a comprehensive range of recruitment solutions to match companies with the right talent. Our team of dedicated consultants possess in-depth industry knowledge and a vast global network of professionals, and are well-versed in green hydrogen technologies and applications. With our expertise, we can assist your organization in building a sustainable and resilient workforce that can harness the power of green hydrogen and accelerate your journey toward a cleaner future.Renewable Energy RecruitmentAs organizations worldwide recognize the importance of adopting renewable energy solutions, staying informed about sustainable business practices becomes crucial. At LVI Associates, we are committed to promoting sustainability and driving the renewable energy transition. To further support your sustainability initiatives, we encourage you to download the LVI Associates Sustainable Business Practice Report.If you are a hiring manager or organization looking to tap into the benefits of renewable energy and accelerate your sustainability initiatives by hiring world-class talent, we invite you to request a call back from LVI Associates. Renewable Energy CareersRenewable energy professionals who are passionate about driving the global energy transition and have a keen interest in the renewable energy sector should explore the current opportunities available at LVI Associates. Our dedicated team of consultants understands the evolving needs of the industry and can connect professionals with leading organizations at the forefront of renewable energy advancements. Whether you specialize in solar, wind, bioenergy, hydroelectric, or energy storage, LVI Associates can assist you in finding the perfect career opportunity where you can contribute to shaping the future of renewable energy.Embrace the renewable energy revolution with LVI Associates and take the next step in your career. Take a look at our current renewable energy job openings and connect with our expert consultants who are ready to guide you towards exciting opportunities in this dynamic field. Together, let's drive the global energy transition towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.

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Interview & Hiring Guidance

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