LVI Associates: Your Partner for Exceptional Technology Talent

At LVI Associates, we understand the vital role technology plays in combating CO2 emissions in the wider infrastructure industry. As a specialist talent partner, our focus extends to sourcing professionals working in areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Low Voltage Design, and Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) systems to help organizations achieve their sustainability goals.

LVI Associates' specialized technology recruitment services include executive search, contract staffing, and multi-hire solutions. We are committed to delivering swift, efficient, and personal services without compromising on quality. If you're looking to secure exceptional technology talent, request a call back from our team. Our experts are ready to understand your needs and assist you in finding the right talent that aligns with your business goals and requirements.

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​Benefits of working with LVI Associates

At LVI Associates, we're all about harnessing tech challenges and transforming them into innovation-driven successes. More and more industries are recognizing the need for reliable, cutting-edge, and efficient Technology Engineering systems, which has led to a high demand for these skills. Factors like digital transformation, the rapid evolution of tech, and the necessity for systems capable of scaling with business growth are just some of the drivers of this demand.

Whether you're in a rush to fill critical TechEngineering roles or looking for the right talent to help shape your long-term strategies, we've got the knowledge and team to deliver outstanding results. Here's what you can look forward to when you work with LVI Associates' Technology team:


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


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


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

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Technology Jobs

Technology services will be instrumental as automation and connectivity become increasingly integral within the energy & infrastructure industry. By partnering with a talent specialist like LVI Associates, deeply rooted in the Technology sector, you can position your career on a leading trajectory. Explore our current openings or submit your CV/resume, and our consultants will reach out when an opportunity that aligns with your profile emerges in this dynamic field.

Technology Consultant

Technology Consultant Needed in Nashville! We're looking for an experienced Technology Consultant to join our team in Nashville, TN. You'll work with a team of experts in engineering and Telecoms industries on exciting projects. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or relevant qualification 5+ year's experience designing Registered Comms Distribution Systems (RCDD) Skills Required: Strong knowledge of Low Voltage Infrastructure (LVI) design principles Excellent understanding of Telecoms industry standards, including Fibre Optics & Copper Cabling Responsibilities: Designing Registered Communication Distribution Systems Project Management Support Client liaison Running Mentoring Programs Benefits: Competitive salary is offered based on experience and qualifications. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, and long-term Care Insurance. 401k Retirement plan. Opportunities for continued learning. Opportunity to contribute to high visibility and high impact projects. This Firm has been around for numerous years and is continuing to grow. If you're interested in being part of something bigger, a dynamic team that provides hands-on learning opportunities, and a culture-focused environment, please apply now!

US$100000 - US$130000 per annum

Field engineer

Join Our Clients as a Field Engineer in Washington DC! Introductory Paragraph: Our client, a leading Audio Visual Integration company, is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join their team as a permanent field engineer. As the successful candidate for this role, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects across various locations in Washington DC and Virginia. Key Responsibilities: · Perform initial power-up, addressing, and signal flow testing for newly built audiovisual systems at client sites and in our pre-integration facility. · Perform complete technical configuration of audiovisual equipment according to the system drawings and statement of work. This includes matrix switches, encoders and decoders, microphones and audio signal processors, video wall processors, control processors and touch panels, network switches, and all other audiovisual equipment and protocols. · Coordinate with the control system programmer to ensure all protocols, objects, naming, levels, etc. are aligned and operating as intended. This includes performing troubleshooting and modification of code in collaboration with the system programmer. · Work directly with customer technical resources to ensure customer-furnished equipment and services such as PCs and networks are configured as needed for correct system operation. · Develop system reference and operation guides and provide system training for customers. · Maintain accurate red-line drawings indicating all field changes to wiring and equipment. · Maintain system punch lists and provide regular reports to the project manager during project execution. · Troubleshoot technical issues, provide remote and on-site support to existing customers, and document resolutions for service. · At times, oversee and/or assist with final stages of system installation for new integration projects, ensuring everything is built according to documentation and to a high standard of quality. · Perform or assist with final alignment and colour balancing of large video wall arrays. · Participate in peer review of system designs and documentation and provide feedback to the design team based on field experience. · At times, assist with the design of new systems by evaluating requirements and generating equipment lists, drawings, and other documentation. · Engage in ongoing industry training and stay up to date with new equipment, software, and standards in audiovisual technology. Requirements: · 4+ years of experience in audiovisual technology with at least 1.5 years of success in a field engineering, programming, or design role. Previous experience with installation is preferred. · Strong technical aptitude and knowledge of audiovisual and network equipment and systems, including physical connectivity, protocols, configuration, programming, operation, and maintenance. · Experience configuring and tuning audio systems for conferencing using industry standard DSPs from Q-Sys, Biamp, ClearOne, etc. · Experience with loading, testing, tracing, and modifying control system code for common platforms like Crestron, Extron, and AMX. Advanced programming experience is a strong advantage. · Experience with IP networks including working experience configuring common networking hardware: VLANs, subnets, routing, multicast, QoS, PoE, etc. · Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, including the ability to interpret and modify system schematics and architectural diagrams with attention to detail. · Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work directly with important clients and partners with professionalism and decorum. · Ability to travel 50% or more on average and up to 90% as needed depending on location, sometimes with short notice. · Ability to work flexible hours as needed. · Possession of a DoD Secret or Top Secret security clearance (preferred) or a clean background to obtain one with our sponsorship. · U.S. citizenship and possession of a valid driver's license are required. Join us today! If you are passionate about delivering excellence while providing top-notch customer service then send through your resume today! This is not just another job - it's an opportunity to develop professionally whilst being part of one of the most respected companies operating in its sector.

US$110000 - US$120000 per annum

Security Operations Manager

Title: Join My Client's Team as a Security Operations Manager in Dallas, TX! Introduction: Our client is seeking an experienced and skilled Security Operations Manager to join their team! This permanent position offers competitive compensation at $130000 per year. As the ideal candidate for this role, you will possess extensive knowledge of electronic security systems and have experience overseeing construction projects. Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree or higher in relevant field - Minimum 5 years of experience working with and managing security installations - Expertise in managing all aspects of security system installation including design review, material procurement oversight, project scheduling management etc. - Experience collaborating closely with key stakeholders such as clients' representatives on site - Experience managing other PMs is a big plus too. Skills: Electronic Security - You should be well versed in various types of electronic security systems; Access Control Systems(CCTV), Fire Alarm System(FAS), Public Addressing & Voice Evacuation(PAVA). Project Management - The ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously from conception through implementation along with excellent planning/organizational abilities would make you the perfect fit for our organization. If you thrive under pressure whilst leading high-performing teams then we encourage your application today! We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates who meet these requirements.

US$115000 - US$130000 per annum

Senior Medical Equipment Planner

Seeking a Senior Medical Equipment Planner for the Healthcare Sector in Toronto Our client, an established healthcare consulting organisation based in Pennsylvania is seeking to hire a highly qualified and experienced individual as their new Senior Medical Equipment Planner in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This permanent position offers excellent benefits along with competitive salary packages. Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree or higher qualification related to Engineering/Planning. - Minimum of 5 years experience working within the field of LVI (Low Voltage Infrastructure) planning. - In-depth knowledge and understanding of medical equipment planning from design through installation phase - Ability to analyse data and develop reports on project progress while ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements Skills Required: - Excellent communication skills both written & verbal - Strong organisational abilities coupled with effective time management skills - Proficiency using Attainia, BlueBeam & Making edits on AutoCAD or Revit. Salary $110k - $125k USD (Approx $165k CAD) The successful candidate will be responsible for various tasks such as designing work flows that are aligned according to hospital protocols; managing projects throughout its life cycle; developing cost estimates by collaborating closely alongside facility stakeholders specific needs. Furthermore, they must have prior experience coordinating complex construction projects involving multiple vendors simultaneously whilst maintaining schedules budgets quality assurance standards safety guidelines alike. If you meet these qualifications/skills listed above this could be your chance at joining one most respected companies operating today!

US$110000 - US$125000 per annum

Technical Director/Project Manager - Arizona

Our client is seeking an experienced and talented project manager to oversee their live events production. As the Technical Director, you will be responsible for leading teams of engineers and technicians while ensuring that all aspects of our productions are executed flawlessly. Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering - At least 7 years' experience working with audiovisual technology - Demonstrated ability to manage large-scale projects from conception through execution - Strong leadership skills Responsibilities Include: Project Management: You will lead cross-functional teams throughout each event life cycle, including planning, executing, monitoring progress against timelines/budgets/quality standards. Resource Allocation : Identify resource requirements (e.g., personnel) needed based on expected workloads during various phases; allocate resources accordingly so they can meet deadlines/goals set by management team members such as yourself! Budgeting & Cost Controls - Ensure budgets align with financial objectives agreed upon between clients & stakeholders involved every step along this journey together! Risk Mitigation Strategies - Develop contingency plans where possible using data-driven insights gained from industry expertise held within your professional network connections. Skills Required: The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication abilities which would enable effective collaboration across different departments both internally and externally when necessary i.e A/V vendors etc . They should have strong problem-solving capabilities coupled with creative thinking outside-the-box solutions because no two problems may ever present themselves exactly alike situations arise at times thus requiring adaptable mindset(s). Finally candidates possessing exceptional organizational acumen combined alongside proven track record managing simultaneous complex tasks/projects prove beneficial whilst pursuing goals related specifically around delivering flawless customer experiences time after time again without fail. Join us today if you're ready to take charge of the technical direction behind some amazing upcoming events In Phoenix Area USA!!


Live Events Regional Account Manager

We have a current opportunity for a Account Manager on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Maryland. For further information about this position please apply. Compensation: $90,000-105,000 base salary plus commissions (roughly $5k - $10k a quarter) Job Type: Full-time W-2 position Benefit Offerings: Bonus opportunity Health Insurance - including full coverage options for employees Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 401(k) + match Generous PTO/Paid vacation time (14 days starting!) Paid holidays Life Insurance Employees qualify for insurance options after a 30-day probationary period. Regional Sales Account Manager Job Summary: As a Regional Sales Account Manager, you will play a vital role in regional sales and account management team, specifically focusing on the DC live events market, selling AVL services. Your mission is to cultivate relationships, build connections, and drive growth in this dynamic industry. You'll be responsible for identifying opportunities, developing client relationships, and delivering innovative solutions that elevate events to unparalleled heights. Regional Sales Account Manager Responsibilities: Develop and maintain strong relationships with DC clients in all areas of live events that need production and equipment support. Conduct thorough discovery with clients to understand event requirements and objectives. Understand client needs and work with the pre-production planner to provide tailored production management and rental supply solutions to enhance their events. Collaborate with the pre-production planner to source and price equipment, technical solutions, and labor requirements. Once the pre-planning phase is complete, work with the production manager to coordinate all needed onsite logistics. Act as a point of contact between the organisation and clients to ensure seamless event execution. Strive to meet and exceed quarterly gross margin targets and sales goals. Prospecting and building your sales leads proactively (although the majority of client leads will be provided and prequalified through our traffic team) Manage the entire sales and account management process, from lead generation to closing deals on new events, keeping clients for life! Regional Sales Account Manager Required Qualifications: 3+ years of B2B regional sales experience within an AVL production supplier Proven track in exceeding sales KPIs. Proactively contribute to new customer prospecting efforts, with the opportunity for additional bonuses. Proficiency with CRM software (e.g., Hubspot CRM). Strong communication and negotiation skills, including the ability to establish long-lasting account management relationships. Familiarity with event production and technical solutions. Willingness to travel regionally as needed for client meetings and events. Self-motivated and driven to achieve quarterly gross margin targets and other sales goals. Regional Sales Account Manager Preferred Qualifications: Experience with rental management software (e.g., FLEX Rental Solutions). Existing established relationships in the DC AVL production space. Experience in lead generation related to our client target groups is a plus.

US$90000 - US$105000 per annum

Revit Design Engineer

Looking for a Revit Designer for a Technology focused Engineering Firm based in Chicago. The client gets involved in data centre projects, Commercial Office Spaces, Hotel, Resort & Residential, Senior Living Communities. They are a continuously advancing firm which prioritses professional growth. Requirements: 3 -5 Years Industry Experience Consulting Experience Looking to get RCDD System Design experience in at least one if not all: AV, Security, Telecommunications Responsibilities: Set up of new projects that are received from our clients, according to e3i CAD/Revit Standards. This process includes the manipulation of the client's files, creating title blocks as well as attributes and sheet files for various disciplines including Electrical, Mechanical, Telecommunications, Audiovisual, Security, Fire Protection and Plumbing. Updating existing projects with new files that we receive from our clients. Managing Revit/BIM models through all phases of project design. Creating plans, sections, elevations from a Revit model. Plotting and collating drawings, plotting drawings to PDF for document deliverable. Assisting in creating and implementing CAD and Revit standards. Working with designers and engineers to produce plans from markups and verbal direction in accordance with drafting standards. Managing large sheets sets, markups and revisions for each project. Interact with clients and consultants to coordinate model or document exchanges and delivery. Hybrid With regards to progression, this is the route: Designer - Associate Design Engineer - Sr Associate - Team Lead - VP - Sr VP - Director of Operations (exec level). *Compensation is dependant on individual experience in AV/Security/IT as well as Revit Capabilities*

US$95000 - US$115000 per annum

Nashville - Low Voltage Operations Manager

A client of ours in Nashville has recently opened up an Operations Manager role for their Low Voltage division. Due to a constant influx of new 7 and 8 figure projects, they are looking to expand their team to continue their growth. This role is also open to Senior Project Manager's that are looking to take that next step in their career. The Company By specializing in Low Voltage integration, my client has been able to provide technology solutions in a wide array of verticals, to service their customers to the highest standards. With their area of focus being in Higher Education and Commercial projects, they are the leading integrators within their specialty. A key component of their growth success, is due to their ability to finance role related certifications. For a Project Manager, this would be a PMP. By doing this, they are able to promote staff from within, allowing career growth within the company. As the Operations Manager overseeing the Low Voltage Department, you can expect responsibilities in the following areas: Project Planning: Developing project plans and timelines for low voltage integration projects, considering factors such as scope, budget, resources, and deadlines. Team Management: Leading a team of technicians, engineers, and other personnel involved in low voltage integration projects. This includes assigning tasks, providing guidance, and ensuring that team members have the necessary resources to complete their work effectively. Client Communication: Acting as the primary point of contact for clients throughout the project lifecycle, addressing their concerns, providing updates on project progress, and ensuring that their requirements are met. Quality Assurance: Implementing quality assurance processes to ensure that low voltage integration systems meet industry standards and client specifications. This may involve conducting inspections, testing systems, and troubleshooting issues as they arise. Risk Management: Identifying potential risks and obstacles that may impact project delivery and developing strategies to mitigate them. This includes monitoring project budgets, timelines, and resource allocation to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. Vendor Management: Collaborating with vendors and suppliers to procure necessary equipment, materials, and services for low voltage integration projects. This may involve negotiating contracts, evaluating vendor proposals, and ensuring that deliverables meet quality standards. Training and Development: Providing training and professional development opportunities for team members to enhance their skills and knowledge in low voltage integration technologies and practices. Documentation and Reporting: Maintaining accurate project documentation, including project plans, technical specifications, change orders, and progress reports. This helps ensure transparency and accountability throughout the project lifecycle. Continuous Improvement: Identifying opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains in low voltage integration operations. This may involve implementing new technologies, streamlining workflows, and adopting best practices to optimize project delivery. Compliance: Ensuring that low voltage integration projects comply with relevant industry regulations, codes, and standards, such as electrical safety standards and building codes. Overall, as the Low Voltage Integration Operations Manager, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the successful implementation of low voltage integration projects, from planning and execution to quality assurance and client satisfaction. What My Client Can Offer You A base salary contingent with experience and value brought to the team, between $80k and $100K. Full benefits package including family insurance and a company vehicle. Tailor made bonus structure at Manager's discretion. Role related certifications financed by the company. Opportunity to work on 7 and 8 figure projects in Atlanta's leading markets. Annual performance reviews which can result in a 5% to 10% raise. Career progression with stepping stone roles to support individual growth. What Can You Bring? 15+ Years of industry experience. 5+ Years of Project Management or Operations Management experience. Up to date knowledge of Low Voltage Systems including - Electronic Security, A/V & Structured Cabling. System certifications in Genetec, Lenel, Softwarehouse, BICSI & CTS-D PMP Certifications is a plus. Project experience in Higher Education, Commercial and Industrial projects is preferred.

US$90000 - US$100000 per annum

AV Field Engineer - Atlanta, Georgia

Title: Seeking Experienced AV Field Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia Introductory Paragraph: Looking for a challenging career opportunity as an Audio Visual (AV) Field Engineer? Look no further! We are currently seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to join our team of professionals. Our client is a highly reputable company based in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia that specializes in providing cutting-edge audiovisual technology solutions to its clients across various sectors. Job Description: As an AV Field Engineer with us, you will be responsible for designing and installing complex systems incorporating digital signal processing (DSP), video conferencing technologies such as LVI ,and other advanced technological tools within corporate environments. You should have at least five years' experience working specifically on DSP projects within the Audio-Visual sector. Qualifications & Skills: The ideal candidate must possess strong analytical skills coupled with excellent interpersonal abilities while being able to work well under pressure both independently or part of teams when required.The following qualifications/skills would make your application stand out from others, - A Bachelor's degree preferably related technical field - 5+ Years' Experience designing/installing/diagnosing/repairing professional-grade audio-video equipment/systems like Crestron,Cisco,Lifesize,Polycom etc. -A minimum CTS certification -Knowledgeable about networking protocols including TCP/IP,VLAN configuration etc., -Familiarity troubleshooting software/firmware applications used by Videoconferencing codecs,DSP processors,microphone mixers,audio amplifiers among others, -Proven track record interfacing effectively between end-users,cross-functional internal stakeholders,vendors,and partners alike. This job provides great growth potential along with competitive compensation ($85000). If you meet these requirements and want more information regarding this exciting opportunity - please apply today! We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates soon!

US$85000 - US$85001 per annum

Business Development Manager - Remote

Job Title: AV Business Development Manager Location: Remote Position Overview: As an AV Business Development Manager, you will be instrumental in driving the growth and expansion of my clients audiovisual business. You will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities, cultivating client relationships, and promoting our comprehensive suite of AV solutions to a diverse range of industries. Key Responsibilities: Identify and pursue new business opportunities within the New York/New Jersey market, including corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, and government sectors. Collaborate with internal teams to develop customized AV solutions tailored to meet client's specific needs and objectives. Lead the development and delivery of compelling sales presentations, proposals, and pitches to prospective clients. Stay abreast of industry trends, market developments, and competitor activities to identify potential business opportunities and threats. Achieve and exceed sales targets, revenue goals, and performance metrics established by senior management. Provide regular updates and reports on sales activities, pipeline status, and market trends to senior leadership. Represent the company at industry events, trade shows, and networking functions to promote brand awareness and generate leads. Collaborate with marketing teams to develop targeted marketing campaigns, collateral, and promotional materials to support sales efforts. Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or a related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience in business development, sales, or account management within the audiovisual or technology industry. Proven track record of achieving and exceeding sales targets and driving revenue growth. Strong understanding of audiovisual technologies, solutions, and industry trends. Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills. Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and internal stakeholders. Self-motivated, results-oriented, and able to work independently as well as part of a team. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and CRM software (e.g., Salesforce, HubSpot). Familiarity with the New York/New Jersey market and existing network of contacts is preferred.

US$120000 - US$160000 per annum
New Jersey

Medical Equipment Planner

Medical Equipment Planner in Brentwood, USA Our client is currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Medical Equipment Planner. As a leading medical equipment planning firm based in Tennessee, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service throughout the United States. Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or Planning - At least 10 years of experience working on large-scale projects related to healthcare facilities - At least 6 years direct experience as a Medical Equipment Planner Skills: As part of the team, you will be expected to possess excellent skills such as: 1. Project Management - Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously while meeting strict deadlines. 2. Attention-to-Detail - Careful attention paid towards small details during design implementation phase. 3. Analytical Thinking - Conducting thorough analysis for project data evaluation and problem-solving purposes. 4.Communication Skills - Excellent written & verbal communication skills required for interacting with clients regularly. Responsibilities: The successful candidate should expect responsibilities including but not limited below, 1.Develop detailed plans outlining budgets requirements along with technical specification sheets according to engineering standards, 2.Coordinate closely with architects , engineers and contractors regarding space allocation within facility designs , 3.Consult with the clinical staff in order to facilitate the best equipment for each project. Salary : Successful candidates can anticipate earning up $120,000 annually depending upon qualifications and experience level . If you believe that your credentials match this opportunity please submit your resume today!

US$90000 - US$120000 per annum

Lead Security Technician

Title: Lead Technician needed for Electronic Security Company in Manhattan, NYC Are you a skilled technician seeking an exciting opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology? Look no further! Our client is one of the top electronic security integrators based in New York City and they are currently hiring for the position of Lead Technician. As their lead technician, you will be responsible for overseeing installation projects from start to finish while ensuring that quality standards are met. Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience - 5+ years of relevant experience as a lead technician - Strong knowledge of Security systems (Genetec, Lenel & more). Skills: As our ideal candidate has extensive hands-on skills, we would appreciate it if your application highlights any two out these three key areas: 1. Access Control Systems - Installation and maintenance 2. Video Surveillance - Designing and implementing complex CCTV solutions. 3. Intrusion Detection System - Familiarity with intrusion detection hardware/software system components including sensors/devices etc. In addition to this technical expertise requirement, successful candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills along with interpersonal abilities which help them provide exceptional customer service during each project phase consistently. We offer competitive compensation packages starting at $95000 per year plus benefits such as medical insurance coverage options after completion probationary period successfully concluded by employee performance review process. If you're ready to take on new challenges every day within an innovative company where creativity thrives then apply today! Our team looks forward eagerly towards reviewing applications soonest possible so don't hesitate; submit yours now!

US$95000 - US$103000 per annum

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How Smart Buildings Make a Building Green

In today's age, the importance of sustainable and eco-friendly infrastructure cannot be understated. As we grapple with climate change, resource depletion, and urbanization, finding innovative solutions for our built environment becomes paramount. This is where the concept of "Smart Buildings" comes into play. But how exactly does integrating smart technology make a building "green"? Let's delve into the various ways in which smart buildings contribute to a more sustainable future.1. Energy EfficiencyOne of the foremost benefits of smart buildings is the potential for significant energy savings, such as:Smart Lighting: Using sensors and advanced control systems, lighting can automatically adjust based on the amount of natural light available or the occupancy of a room.HVAC Optimization: Smart heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems can adapt to the needs of the occupants and the external weather conditions, ensuring minimal energy wastage.Energy Monitoring: Real-time energy monitoring can provide insights into energy consumption patterns, allowing for tweaks and changes that can lead to substantial energy savings.2. Water ConservationWater scarcity is a growing concern in many parts of the world, but smart buildings can significantly contribute to water conservation by:Smart Irrigation Systems: These systems use weather forecasts and soil moisture data to water plants only when necessary.Leak Detection: Sensors can identify and alert about leaks in real-time, preventing water wastage and potential property damage.3. Waste ReductionSmart buildings also play a role in reducing waste:Smart Bins: These can signal when they're full, ensuring efficient trash collection and facilitating waste segregation.Integrated Recycling Systems: Automated systems can help sort and manage recyclable materials more effectively.4. Improved Air QualitySmart buildings can monitor and manage indoor air quality, ensuring a healthier environment for the occupants. Systems that help include:Automated Ventilation: Based on indoor air quality readings, smart systems can regulate airflow, ensuring a constant supply of fresh air.Pollution Alerts: Based on external air quality data, buildings can limit the intake of polluted air, ensuring a healthier living or working space.5. Sustainable Materials and ConstructionIn the realm of smart buildings, the materials used for construction play a significant role in enhancing their green credentials. Sustainable materials are those that have a reduced impact on the environment both in terms of their production and their disposal. These can include recycled or upcycled materials, locally-sourced materials that reduce transportation emissions, and materials that require less energy or water to produce.Furthermore, smart construction techniques can be employed to reduce waste during the building process. Prefabrication, for instance, where parts of a building are manufactured in a factory and then assembled on-site, can lead to faster construction times and reduced material wastage. Combining these methods and materials with smart technologies ensures the building starts its life cycle on a sustainable note and continues on that path.6. Integration with Renewable EnergyOne of the hallmarks of a truly smart building is its ability to seamlessly integrate with renewable energy sources, which has had a huge impact on renewable recruitment. These buildings are often equipped with solar panels, wind turbines, or even geothermal energy systems. But this isn't just about harnessing energy; it's also about managing it efficiently.Smart systems within buildings can predict energy needs based on various factors, like occupancy and weather forecasts. They can store excess energy generated during peak times using advanced battery storage solutions and then use it during periods of low energy generation. Some smart buildings even have the capability to feed excess energy back into the grid, effectively turning them into mini power plants. This not only reduces the building's carbon footprint but can also provide economic benefits in areas with feed-in tariff schemes.7. Enhancing Occupant Well-beingA green building is not just about reducing its environmental impact but also about ensuring the health and well-being of its occupants. Smart buildings come equipped with systems that constantly monitor indoor environmental factors like air quality, temperature, humidity, and light levels.For instance, biophilic design elements can be integrated, which focus on bringing natural elements indoors, leading to improved mental well-being and productivity. Smart windows can adjust their tint based on the time of day, ensuring optimal natural light without the associated heat. Air purifying systems, combined with smart ventilation, ensure that occupants are breathing clean air free from pollutants. The focus here is on creating a holistic environment that caters to both the physical and psychological well-being of its inhabitants.​​Incorporating smart technologies into buildings isn't just about advanced gadgets and automation. It's a concerted effort towards creating spaces that are more responsive to their environment and the needs of their occupants. By doing so, we're not just making our buildings smarter, but also greener, contributing to a more sustainable and harmonious future.For organizations and individuals looking to spearhead their next construction or retrofit project with sustainability in mind, the right engineering talent can make all the difference. Harnessing expertise that understands the intricate balance between technology and eco-friendly practices can set your project apart. If you're on the hunt for such expertise, request a call back today and let's collaborate on building a greener tomorrow!Looking to hire Smart Building Tech talent? Contact us.Request a call back

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Bridging the Gap in the Telecommunications World

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

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Interview & Hiring Guidance

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

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Finding a company culture that fits 

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

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

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​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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