Who we are and what we do
LVI Associates is a niche, specialist supplier of architecture & engineering professionals within design, construction, and operations. We work across several industries, including:
We leverage our networks to source exceptional professionals with the skills to meet our clients’ immediate staffing needs and enable them to achieve their longer-term strategic goals. Our expertise has enabled us to become a leading provider of recruitment solutions in architecture & engineering. LVI Associates are recognised as a provider of choice to a diverse range of contractors, MEP firms, architectural & engineering firms, and specialist consultancies alike.
Your success is our success
We believe our success doesn’t just come from providing clients with the candidates they need; we believe it comes from providing candidates with the challenging and exciting jobs they want. We engage in reciprocal, win-win relationships.
Last year we placed 216 candidates in new roles. Given that only around 10% of those professionals were actively looking, that leaves a large majority who had not been seeking a new role, until we had connected with them. After that first discussion an LVI Associates specialist recruitment consultant, we were able to provide them with opportunities that allowed them to achieve their career aspirations.
What do candidates get from working with us?
We may be approaching you about a specific opportunity for which you have been recommended, or we may be getting in touch as you are a highly talented candidate in your field.
We take the following approach with each candidate:
1) We quickly gain an understanding of the type of opportunities you’re potentially looking for. That means we will only approach you about the most relevant opportunities—and not waste your time with roles that aren’t a good fit.
2) You will have access to employers with whom we have exclusive partnerships that are simply not available to other consultancies.
3) You will have access to a free-of-charge service that may ultimately open the door to an exciting new career path for you.
The recruitment process for candidates
You have probably engaged in discussions with other consultancies in the past; however, the 10 or so minutes spent up front in initial discussions with a specialist at LVI Associates will save you time in the long run.
We have streamlined our process to provide the best possible service to you. Initially, we have a confidential conversation with our candidates, to discuss the opportunities available and gain an understanding of their interests. If our opportunities and your interests align, we will then map out a plan of action for how we can best help you achieve your professional aspirations. If we decide that now is not the right time after that call, then that is not a problem.
If you do decide to move forward with one of our opportunities, we consult with you and the client throughout the interview process. This ongoing consultative process is to ensure that you are the right fit for the role but also to ensure that the opportunity is right for you. We will arrange conversations with you before and after every interview.
Candidate experiences working with LVI Associates
When it comes to our expertise, experience, and service, you don’t need to take our word for it—hear from other professionals who continue to work with us and have had life-changing career moves through partnering with LVI Associates during their job search.
Here are just a few examples of what people have said about our architecture & engineering team in Germany:
“I know Ubayd coincidently during the time when I would like to change my career path. His professionalism impressed me and convinced me to pursue the position he recommended, not only because of his critical understanding of every single candidate's background and potential capability, but also his keen eye on the exact match of the candidate and the employer. He is a reliable partner for both candidates and employers.”
“Ubayd Hotelwala contacted me via LinkedIn. He came across very professional and listed to my current status of employment, which for me is critical as so many fail to listen to what you need and thus fail to deliver.
During the entire process, Ubayd liaised with the prospective employer (also his client), was supportive and dedicated in his representation of myself (also his client) and my requirements.
Overall Ubayd was instrumental in securing an offer of employment. I would strongly recommend anybody looking for an exciting new challenge to contact Ubayd who will go the extra mile to meet your needs.”
We have also been the beneficiary of many awards, including The Sunday Times top small company (under 250) people to work for in the U.K. View a full list of our awards here.
LVI Associates is the leading specialist recruitment agency for the infrastructure sector. We were born from the fusion of two existing companies—Laking Group and Viridium Associates who recruited for the oil and gas and renewable energy markets. While working for some of the largest energy companies in the world, we realised that we could transform more careers and support greater projects and companies by opening our services to the wider infrastructure market. More than the sum of our parts, today LVI Associates provides permanent, contract and multi-hire recruitment from our global hubs in Boston, London and Singapore. Contact us to find out more.