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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:

Experience

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

Network

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

Knowledge

Our award-winning Technology 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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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.

Service Accounts Manager

The primary role of this position is to actively sell the company's Service offerings. Work on a tactical and strategic level to develop a strong prospect base and meet or exceed all sales and services revenue objectives. Promote and provide cooperation between the various sales channels to drive synergistic and sustainable growth. Job Responsibilities: Explore existing install base of assigned territory and design strategies to expand Service business. Develop and regularly update sales and account plans to achieve assigned targets through customer engagement, Value Selling, and funnel management. Participate in sales activities including customer visits, trade seminars and shows, product demonstrations, customer and channel seminars, and close opportunities by participating in formal proposals, invitations to bid and supply contracts. Collaborate actively with other sales channels to identify opportunities and tailor Service solutions to meet customer requirements. Actively manage and support all service-related sales activities, including generating, distributing, and following-up on Service leads using Sales tools, and following structure sales processes in CRM Collects and reports on Voice of Customer, competitive activity, business opportunities, trends, and results, to drive new Service product offerings and to identify and develop growth strategies. Skills & Qualifications: Essential: Relevant Trade or Tertiary qualification related to instrumentation and/or process control systems. Extensive technical understanding, with minimum 5 years of technical sales or service experience, preferably in service sales with spares and contracts. Well-developed sales and negotiation skills. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Self-starter with demonstrated proficiency in time management skills. Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office; CRM (Salesforce and Servicemax) and ERP (Oracle or SAP) experience preferred. Ability to travel domestically & occasionally internationally, up to 50% of time. Valid driver's license. Preferred: Water instrumentation, equipment, and process knowledge. Strong applications knowledge to provide a total customer solution. Experience with SalesForce.com or similar CRM to actively manage a sales territory. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Negotiable
Melbourne
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Senior Process Engineer

Job Description: Senior Process Engineer Location: Adelaide Experience: 7-15 years in Design & Construction (D&C) projects, specifically in water treatment. Role Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Process Engineer with a strong background in water treatment projects. The ideal candidate will possess technical expertise and be capable of working independently, focusing primarily on design rather than project management. This role is embedded within a multi-disciplinary environment, ensuring seamless collaboration and design management. Key Responsibilities: Lead and execute engineering calculations and design/drafting work in process disciplines. Develop and refine water treatment process designs. Collaborate with a tight-knit team to deliver projects efficiently and effectively. Contribute to the operational and management aspects of water treatment plants. Maintain a hands-on approach to practical engineering solutions. Ensure designs meet industry standards and client specifications. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Process/Chemical). Chartered Engineer status and/or RPEQ certification is preferred. Minimum 7-10 years of experience in design, construction, and operation within water treatment. Strong technical design engineering skills, with the ability to execute detailed calculations and drafting. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a small, cohesive team. Culture Fit: Our team values practicality, efficiency, and a close-knit working environment. We pride ourselves on being a consultancy that delivers high-quality results quickly and effectively. We are looking for someone who shares these values and can contribute to our collaborative and dynamic culture.

Negotiable
Adelaide
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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Description: Senior Mechanical Engineer Location: Adelaide Experience: 7-15 years in Design & Construction (D&C) projects, specifically in water/wastewater treatment. Role Overview: We are seeking a dedicated Senior Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in water/wastewater treatment projects. The successful candidate will possess strong technical knowledge and be capable of working independently, focusing primarily on design rather than project management. This role will involve contributing to a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring comprehensive design management. Key Responsibilities: Lead and execute engineering calculations and design/drafting work in mechanical disciplines. Develop detailed mechanical designs for water treatment projects. Work efficiently within a small, tight-knit team to deliver high-quality projects. Provide technical expertise in the construction and operational phases of water treatment plants. Implement practical engineering solutions to meet project goals. Ensure all designs comply with industry standards and client requirements. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical). Chartered Engineer status and/or RPEQ certification is preferred. Minimum 7-10 years of experience in design, construction, and operation within water treatment. Strong technical design engineering skills, with the ability to execute detailed calculations and drafting. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a small, cohesive team. Culture Fit: We are known for our practical approach and efficient project delivery. Our team is tight-knit and values collaboration, efficiency, and high-quality results. We seek an individual who aligns with these values and can seamlessly integrate into our dynamic work environment. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Negotiable
Adelaide
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AV Design Engineer REMOTE

About The Company: We are a leading company in the AV and data cabling industry, renowned for our innovative approach and substantial growth over the past 12 years. Initially specializing in data cabling and physical security, we have expanded significantly into the AV sector, including a pivotal acquisition in 2021. Our operations include a robust electrical division handling multi-million dollar projects. As we continue our expansion along the Mid-Atlantic coast, we are seeking a skilled Design Engineer to join our team in Philadelphia and lead our AV projects in the region. Key Responsibilities: Design and Program AV Systems: Develop innovative AV designs and program systems using platforms like Crestron, Q-SYS, Biamp, and Cisco. Create detailed CAD and Visio drawings to support project implementation. Execute Projects: Collaborate with project managers and technicians to ensure high-quality installation and commissioning of AV systems. Oversee technical project aspects to ensure timely and budget-friendly delivery. Provide technical support during and after project completion to ensure client satisfaction. Engage with Clients: Understand client needs to deliver custom AV solutions and build lasting relationships. Support sales teams by providing technical expertise and design insights during pre-sales. Team Collaboration: Work closely with teams in various offices to align on best practices and project strategies. Participate in team meetings and contribute to continuous improvement in AV project execution. Qualifications: Technical Expertise: Proficient in AV system design and programming with experience in Crestron, Q-SYS, Biamp, and Cisco. Strong CAD and Visio drawing skills, with familiarity in D-Tools or similar software. Experience: 3-5 years in a similar AV role, with a proven track record in large-scale projects. Experience in design-build projects is highly desirable. Education: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field is preferred. CTS certification is a plus but not mandatory. Soft Skills: Strong problem-solving and communication skills. Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment. Why Join Us? Innovative and Disruptive Culture: We pride ourselves on challenging the norm and delivering exceptional AV solutions. Career Growth: Our rapid expansion offers numerous opportunities for advancement and personal development. Employee Commitment: We have low turnover, invest in our team's growth, and offer comprehensive benefits. Competitive Compensation: We offer a salary up to $150,000 based on experience, along with health, dental, and vacation benefits. Community and Collaboration: Join a close-knit team in Philadelphia and work closely with our national network to achieve success. Join us in shaping the future of AV solutions on the East Coast and beyond. Be part of a team that values innovation, growth, and customer relationships.

US$150000 - US$150001 per annum
Philadelphia
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Production Coordinator- Remote

My client is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Production Coordinator to manage and oversee the coordination of live events. The successful candidate will support all aspects of live event production, ensuring seamless execution and high-quality experiences for audiences. The Production Coordinator will provide leadership and mentoring to junior team members and collaborate with various technical staff to deliver successful events. Key Responsibilities: Assist in the management of pre-production needs for various live and virtual projects, ensuring all aspects are planned and coordinated effectively. Support sales, logistics, and onsite technical staff to create a more streamlined approach to complex events and virtual meetings, enhancing overall efficiency and execution. Collaborate with clients and internal teams to understand event requirements and provide expert recommendations on equipment selection. Coordinate with venues for logistical arrangements, including site visits, layout planning, and ensuring compliance with all technical requirements. Develop detailed pre-production plans, including timelines, technical drawings, and resource allocation to ensure seamless event execution. Provide technical support and troubleshooting during the planning stages to preemptively address potential issues. Qualifications: Experience working in the Live Event/Staging and Trade Show industry. Knowledge in production, virtual meetings, and equipment selection. Previous experience in venue/logistical coordination. Experience in pre-production planning. Knowledge of multiple areas of production, with a focus on technical drawings and a strong working knowledge of Vectorworks is required.

US$80000 - US$100000 per annum
Massachusetts
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Live Events Producer

My client is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Live Event Producer to manage and oversee the production of live events. The successful candidate will coordinate all aspects of live event production, ensuring seamless execution and high-quality experiences for audiences. The Live Event Producer will provide leadership and mentoring to junior team members and collaborate with various technical staff to deliver successful events. Key Responsibilities Oversee and manage the production team during live events. Provide leadership and mentoring to junior production staff. Plan and design event layouts, including stage setup and equipment placement. Coordinate the setup, configuration, and operation of event equipment such as lighting, sound, and video systems. Monitor and troubleshoot issues in real-time during events. Collaborate with audio, video, lighting, and other technical staff for synchronized production. Breakdown and maintain event equipment post-event. Develop and maintain client relationships, manage contracts and proposals. Ensure compliance with event production standards and regulations. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Event Management, Production, or related field preferred. 5+ years of experience in live event production and management. Strong knowledge of event production elements such as audio, lighting, and video. Experience leading and managing a team of production staff. Proficiency with event production equipment and software. Excellent problem-solving and communication skills. Ability to manage and negotiate contracts and proposals. Experience ensuring compliance with event production standards. Please apply for immediate consideration.

US$90000 - US$100000 per annum
Massachusetts
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Audio Engineer

My client is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Live Events Audio Engineer to manage and operate audio equipment and systems during live events. The successful candidate will oversee the setup, monitoring, and troubleshooting of audio feeds to ensure high-quality sound production and recording. The Live Events Audio Engineer will provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior team members and collaborate with other technical staff to deliver seamless audio experiences for audiences. Key Responsibilities Oversee and manage the audio production team during live events. Provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior audio engineers. Plan and design audio system layouts, including speaker placement and equipment setup. Set up, configure, and operate audio equipment such as microphones, mixers, and soundboards. Monitor and troubleshoot audio feeds in real-time during events. Coordinate with video, lighting, and other technical staff for synchronized production. Breakdown and maintain audio equipment post-event. Develop and maintain client relationships, manage contracts and proposals. Ensure compliance with audio production standards and regulations. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Audio Engineering, Sound Production, or a related field preferred. 5+ years of experience in live event audio production and engineering. Strong knowledge of audio formats, mixing techniques, and sound reinforcement. Experience leading and managing a team of audio engineers. Proficiency with audio equipment and software. Excellent problem-solving and communication skills. Ability to manage and negotiate contracts and proposals. Experience ensuring compliance with audio production standards. Please apply for immediate consideration.

Negotiable
Massachusetts
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Electrical Project Engineer

Job Summary: We are looking for an experienced Electrical Project Engineer to manage and execute electrical projects within our operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in electrical engineering, project management, and the water industry. Key Responsibilities: Support sales team with electrical estimating (control systems, MCC's and field installation) and review of client tender specifications Develop and distribute electrical and control systems knowledge within the group. Foster and manage relationships with stakeholders and contractors. Develop standardised designs, technical documents, and tools for projects and technical teams. Provide commissioning assistance for specialised equipment including preparation of commissioning plans. Evaluate the performance of plants and provide feedback to projects and sales on areas for improvement and reduced process risk Manage electrical systems growth and resource / contractor requirements as business needs require. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field. Minimum of 3 years of experience in electrical project engineering, preferably in the water industry. Strong knowledge of electrical design software and tools. Knowledge in HV and LV systems and demonstratable experience to AS300, AS3439, AS61439, ISA design standards is preferred. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. If you are interested, please apply with your latest CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Negotiable
Sydney
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Pre-Sales Design Engineer

About Us: We are a family-owned company with a family-oriented culture, working on projects in higher education, healthcare, and Fortune 500 companies. Role Overview: We are seeking a Pre-Sales AV Design Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will meet with clients, understand their needs, and provide expert AV design solutions. Your work will be critical in opening traditional conference rooms and developing multi-purpose rooms. Responsibilities: Meet with clients to propose AV design solutions Collaborate with design and commissioning teams Engage in pre-sales activities (Webex, Cisco, Teams, Zoom, Logitech, Qsyc, Crestron) Qualifications: 1+ year of experience in AV components and commissioning Engineer-based, proposal, or sales experience Preferred certifications: CTS-I, CTS-D (not required) Why Join Us? Family-oriented, collaborative culture Exciting projects with significant impact Competitive salary No travel required; day trips only Comprehensive training and growth opportunities Initial interviews starting ASAP! If interested please apply now.

£90000 - £110000 per annum
Philadelphia
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Video Engineer

My client is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Live Events Video Engineer to manage and operate video equipment and systems during live events. The successful candidate will oversee the setup, monitoring, and troubleshooting of video feeds to ensure high-quality broadcasting and recording. The Live Events Video Engineer will provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior team members and collaborate with other technical staff to deliver seamless video experiences for audiences. Key Responsibilities Oversee and manage the video production team during live events. Provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior video engineers. Plan and design video system layouts, including camera placement and equipment setup. Set up, configure, and operate video equipment such as cameras, switchers, and streaming devices. Monitor and troubleshoot video feeds in real-time during events. Coordinate with audio, lighting, and other technical staff for synchronized production. Breakdown and maintain video equipment post-event. Develop and maintain client relationships, manage contracts and proposals. Ensure compliance with video production standards and regulations. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Engineering, Video Production, or related field preferred. 3+ years of experience in live event video production and engineering. Strong knowledge of video formats, codecs, and streaming protocols. Experience leading and managing a team of video engineers. Proficiency with video equipment and software such as Barco Excellent problem-solving and communication skills. Ability to manage and negotiate contracts and proposals. Experience ensuring compliance with video production standards. Please apply for immediate consideration.

US$80000 - US$100000 per annum
Boston
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RCDD Technology Lead

The Company: Veteran Owned A/E/C firm specilaizing in Healthcare Technology and infrastructure Job Description: Technology Group Lead We are actively seeking a Technology Group Lead to join our expanding Technology Integration Team. The successful candidate can work fully remote, as long as they are based in the US. As the Technology Lead, you will play a pivotal role in our organization. Your responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects, from initial proposal writing to project execution. Key objectives for this role encompass staffing, maintaining quality standards, providing mentorship and training, nurturing talent, refining processes and standards, and fostering a culture of growth and innovation. Qualifications: Background: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Technology, Audio-Visual (AV), and/or Security Design. Managerial Experience: Extensive managerial experience is essential. Leadership Skills: Excellent leadership skills are crucial. Technical Competency: A proven track record in technology design is required. Certifications: A Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) certification is mandatory. Preference will be given to candidates with additional certifications such as Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Technology Specialist (CTS), or Building Technology Certification. Experience: At least 15 years of relevant experience is essential. Prior experience with healthcare projects is highly desirable. Mindset: A growth mindset is a key attribute for success in this role.

US$90000 - US$120000 per annum
San Antonio
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Live Events Account Executive - Orlando

My client is seeking an experienced and dynamic Principal Live Events Account Executive to lead their team in Orlando. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and managing the delivery of exceptional live event experiences for their clients. The Live Events Account Executive will provide strategic leadership and mentoring to their team of account executives. Key Responsibilities: Manage and oversee a team of live events account executives, ensuring the timely and high-quality delivery of event services. Develop and maintain strong client relationships, including managing and negotiating contracts and proposals. Plan, coordinate, and execute live events, ensuring all aspects run smoothly. Work collaboratively with clients to understand their vision and requirements, translating them into successful events. Prepare detailed proposals and post-event reports. Provide strategic input and support to team members. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Event Management, Marketing, Business, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred. 8+ years of experience in live event management and execution. Strong knowledge of event planning principles and best practices. Experience managing and leading a team of account executives or event planners. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to manage and negotiate contracts and proposals. Experience working with clients and local authorities to ensure compliance with event regulations. Proficiency with event management software and tools.

US$120000 - US$180000 per annum
Orlando
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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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