Automation & Controls

Automation & Controls

LVI Associates: Your Partner for Automation & Controls Talent in Singapore and Beyond

Discover LVI Associates as your go-to source for top-tier Automation & Controls talent in engineering and beyond, with a special focus on Singapore. With a global reach and expertise, we offer comprehensive permanent, contract, and multi-hire talent solutions, providing exceptional support throughout the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects.

If you're seeking to streamline your hiring processes and gain valuable insights on salaries, skills, and benefits in the Singapore market, look no further. Our dedicated team, specializing in recruitment, is here to assist you. Access our vast global network of niche skilled Automation & Controls talent by requesting a call back or submitting a job specification today.

Whether you're in need of top talent in Automation & Controls or are a Building Controls Technician exploring exciting career opportunities in Singapore, LVI Associates has you covered. Our extensive experience ensures the delivery of exceptional professionals, including Electrical Controls Engineers, System Integration Managers, and Robotics experts, perfectly tailored to meet your specific needs.

Benefits of working with LVI Associates

The world of Automation & Controls is rapidly evolving, driven by cutting-edge technology and cybersecurity considerations. Businesses, both established and emerging, are eagerly embracing robotic automation, leading to a soaring demand for these advancements. Factors like labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and the pursuit of sustainable and resilient operations are accelerating this transformation.

At LVI Associates, we are at the forefront of this revolution, providing exceptional solutions for Automation & Controls talent needs. Whether you require swift placements for critical automation positions or seek strategic talent acquisition, our team possesses the resources and expertise to deliver outstanding results. Partner with us and experience the numerous benefits of working with LVI Associates Automation & Controls team:

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Our award-winning Automation & Controls 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 Automation & Controls hiring needs.

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Current Opportunities

Automation & Controls Engineers will be critical as technology continues to evolve. Companies are always seeking new ways to automate different tasks, so working with a talent partner who understands Automation & Controls engineering could put your career ahead of the curve. Take a look at our current live roles or submit your CV/resume and one our of consultants will be in contact when a job that matches your profile becomes available.

Automation Engineering Manager

### Automation Engineering Manager - Join a Thriving Team in Frederick, Maryland! **Seeking an Expert to Spearhead Our Automation Efforts** Are you ready to take the helm of a high-performing team within the dynamic fields of pharmaceuticals, biotech, and life sciences? We're looking for an experienced **Automation Engineering Manager** who thrives on innovation and is passionate about leading site operations. This permanent position based in Frederick, Maryland offers you the opportunity to make significant contributions by managing our talented engineers and driving automation excellence. #### What You'll Do: - Oversee all aspects of programming Distributed Control Systems (DCS) with proficiency in DeltaV systems. - Manage day-to-day site operations ensuring optimal performance. - Lead a skilled engineering team dedicated to industrial automation projects. - Develop strategic plans that align with company objectives within Life Sciences sectors. #### Who You Are: As our ideal candidate for this pivotal role: ##### Skills Required: * **Programming DCS/DeltaV:** Mastery over these control systems will be crucial as they are fundamental tools used daily. * **Leadership & Management:** Your ability engage effectively your teams while maintaining operational oversight is key. * **Industrial Automation Knowledge:** A solid understanding pertaining specifically towards automated processes applicable especially across Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industries ensures efficiency growth progress throughout different stages production lifecycle . This unique career opening presents itself rarely - don't miss out! If shaping future cutting-edge technology excites you if mentoring brilliant minds motivates then we invite join us embark upon this exciting journey together here at Fredrick where innovative thinking meets world-class execution every step way!

US$130000 - US$180000 per annum
Frederick
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Project Manager - Electrical Engineering

**Project Manager - Electrical Engineering Opportunity in Virginia Beach** Are you ready to lead and innovate within the industrial automation sector? We are seeking a dedicated, forward-thinking Project Manager specializing in Electrical Engineering. This role is perfect for someone with a passion for complex systems who thrives on bringing cutting-edge projects from conception through completion. As an integral part of our dynamic team based in the scenic cityscape of Virginia Beach, this permanent position offers stability alongside intellectual challenge. If you're geared up to take charge and deliver results that matter, we welcome your expertise! Key Responsibilities: - Manage diverse electrical engineering projects involving I&C (Instrumentation & Control) systems - Oversee SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) operations ensuring efficiency and reliability - Implement PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), focusing on Allen Bradley CompactLogix/Control Logix platforms as well as Modicon PLCs - Ensure optimal interface design utilizing HMI (Human-Machine Interface) Required Skills Explained: * **Professional Engineer P.E License**: A mandatory credential signifying official certification to practice engineering. * **I&C Expertise**: Knowledge about instrumentation used for measurement/control; essential skills include designing these components into functional systems. * **SCADA Systems Proficiency**: Ability to manage automated processes by supervising data collection/transmission networks typically found in infrastructure or facility-based environments. * **PLC Programming Acumen:** Skillful command over programming logic controllers like Allen Bradley's range - critical devices controlling machinery functions throughout various industries. * **Modicon PLC Experience:** Familiarity with Schneider Electric's brand known for robustness which will be crucial when working across different control solutions setups. Proficient use of AutoCAD software coupled with experience using Revit is also required due its vital role during planning/design stages. If you possess unwavering attention-to-detail paired with leadership finesse then join us! Transform visionary concepts into reality while spearheading advancements at the forefront of technological progressions within industrial automation.

US$120000 - US$170000 per annum
Virginia Beach
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Lead Controls Engineer

**Lead Controls Engineer - Embrace the Future of Automation in Minneapolis!** Are you ready to lead and innovate within the industrial automation sector? An esteemed organization in beautiful Minneapolis is searching for a talented Lead Controls Engineer. This permanent position offers an opportunity to thrive at the heart of technological advancement, shaping how industries operate with cutting-edge control systems. As our ideal candidate, your role will involve: - Designing and implementing sophisticated PLC HMI solutions - Crafting advanced programming using ROCKWELL software platforms - Steering projects as a technical leader while mentoring junior engineers We are particularly looking for individuals who exhibit expertise in: * **PLC Programming:** Proficiency in developing logic controls that underpin automated processes across various sectors. * **HMI Development:** Ability to design intuitive human-machine interfaces ensuring effective interaction between operators and machinery. * **ROCKWELL Software Knowledge:** In-depth understanding of this industry-standard platform used widely for creating robust automation solutions. Your experience should ideally align with fields such as Automation Engineering or any related disciplines where intricate knowledge about industrial operational technologies is applied practically. Join us on this exciting journey into tomorrow's world by applying today - help shape an efficient future driven by intelligent automation!

US$110000 - US$125000 per annum
Minneapolis
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Automation Engineer

Location: Macon GA Industry: Heavy Industrial/Manufacturing Job Description: As an Automation Controls Integrator, you will design, develop, install, and maintain custom control systems in industrial and manufacturing facilities. Key Responsibilities: Design and develop automation control logic, PLC programs, and HMI graphics. Create electrical schematics, P&IDs, and wiring diagrams. Program industrial control systems (ICS), including PLCs, RTUs, and HMIs. Collaborate with project teams to deliver integrated automation solutions. Manage project tasks to meet client goals and deadlines. Conduct system testing, commissioning, and start-up at customer sites. Provide troubleshooting, maintenance, and training services. Recommend operational parameters, technical specs, and spare parts. Update Standard Operating Procedures for automated systems. Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations. Perform construction phase services and respond to project managers and senior management. Travel as required. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, or Mechatronics Engineering. 4+ years of experience in automation controls design preferred. EIT certification preferred. Proficiency in MS Office, Visual Basic, and ICS software like RSLogix and Siemens Simatic. Familiarity with AutoCAD, Revit, and BIM software. Preferred Skills and Certifications: ISA membership. CAP, CCST, CIMM, or NICET certifications. Equal Opportunity Employer: We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

US$100000 - US$125000 per annum
Macon
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Electrical Controls Engineer

Job Title: Electrical Controls Engineer Location: Memphis, TN Industry: Automotive Company Overview: Join a dynamic and innovative company in the automotive industry, known for its cutting-edge technology and commitment to excellence. We are seeking a talented Electrical Controls Engineer to join our team in Memphis, TN. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on exciting projects and be part of a company that values innovation, quality, and continuous improvement. Job Description: As an Electrical Controls Engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and maintaining electrical control systems for our automotive production processes. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of our manufacturing equipment. Key Responsibilities: Design and develop electrical control systems for automotive manufacturing equipment. Create detailed schematics, wiring diagrams, and control panel layouts. Program and troubleshoot PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), HMIs (Human-Machine Interfaces), and other control devices. Collaborate with mechanical engineers, production staff, and other stakeholders to integrate control systems into manufacturing processes. Conduct system testing, debugging, and validation to ensure optimal performance. Implement and maintain safety standards and protocols. Provide technical support and training to maintenance and production teams. Stay updated on the latest industry trends and technologies to drive continuous improvement. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, or a related field. 5+ years of experience in electrical controls engineering, preferably in the automotive industry. Proficiency in PLC programming (Siemens, Allen-Bradley, etc.) and HMI development. Strong knowledge of electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and control panel design. Experience with industrial automation, robotics, and motion control systems. Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and communicate clearly with cross-functional teams. Knowledge of safety standards and regulations in the automotive industry. Preferred Skills: Experience with CAD software for electrical design (e.g., AutoCAD Electrical). Familiarity with network communication protocols (e.g., Ethernet/IP, Modbus). Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and practices. Certification in electrical or controls engineering is a plus.

US$100000 - US$125000 per annum
Memphis
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Remote - Building Automation Consulting Engineer

A leading Engineering Design Firm within the Data Center space is strategically growing their systems integration group by developing a PLC/SCADA Controls Group. Position Description: Program and Develop Customized PLC Programs for Data Center HVAC Systems in Multiple Platforms (Rockwell & Schneider Modicon) Interface Directly with Clients and Proactively Resolve problems and offer While Offering Solutions Participate in Building Automation Focused Design reviews Coordinate with vendors for product specifications, pricing and availability Lead internal and external project meeting discussions on engineering scope They are willing to offer: Salaries up to $160,000 Opportunity to work fully remote, with very limited travel Potential to grow and develop your own team within one of the fastest growing SI groups in the Data Center space. Apply now to learn more.

US$130000 - US$160000 per annum
United States of America
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Business Development Executive - Building Automation Systems

One of the foremost Data Center design consultancies is looking to add a senior business development executive to their group in order to strategically expand their clientele base. The company has a reputation for the quality of the work of its engineering groups, and has employed a fully remote working life basis for all employees. They are looking for someone: Develop and implement sales strategies to achieve revenue targets and expand market share. Identify and engage potential clients through networking, cold calling, and industry events. Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including data center operators, facility managers, and decision-makers. Prepare and deliver compelling presentations and proposals to prospective clients. Extensive experience in the Building Automation industry - that has developed working business relationships across multiple verticals but primarily in Data Centers They are willing to offer: Full Compensation in excess of $300,000 based on seniority and level of sales brought in Fully Remote Working Schedule Opportunity to dictate the sales strategy for a rapidly growing major player in Data Center Automation Systems Apply below to learn more

US$200000 - US$300000 per annum
United States of America
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Senior Service Technician

We are looking for Building Automation Controls Technicians who can work on projects across Atlanta. The ideal candidate will have the below experience: 5+ Building Automation Experience Experience Troubleshooting, Installing and Commissioning Commercial BAS Systems Experience working with at least one of the following: Tridium, Alerton or Distech. Apply below to put your career in the right direction!

£95000 - £100000 per annum
Atlanta
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Senior Automation Engineer

**Senior Automation Engineer - Cincinnati, Ohio** Are you an experienced engineer looking to take your career in automation to the next level? Join a dynamic team that is pioneering industrial automation solutions and become part of our success story. This permanent role offers a chance for personal growth while contributing significantly to cutting-edge projects. As we expand our operations in Cincinnati, we're seeking an astute Senior Automation Engineer with expertise in PLC programming and HMI configuration among other technical skills. Our ideal candidate will be someone who thrives on challenges and exhibits proficiency across various automated systems. Key Responsibilities: - Designing advanced control systems - Implementing PLC programs (Allen Bradley & Siemens) - Configuring HMIs using Rockwell Software, Siemens Ignition or PanelView - Overseeing Motor Control Center installations - Programming Servo drives Skills Required: PLC Programming - Craft robust programmable logic controller configurations focusing primarily on platforms such as Allen Bradley and Siemens which are integral components within modern manufacturing processes. HMI Configuration - Set up human-machine interfaces by employing tools like Rockwell Software; effectively create visual representations of complex machinery controls ensuring ease-of-use. Motor Control Centers - Have hands-on experience managing power distribution equipment essential for controlling motors used throughout production facilities. Servo Drive Knowledge- Understand how electronic devices function alongside servo motors providing precision movement necessary for intricate tasks within production lines. This opportunity is perfect if you have demonstrated engineering brilliance especially around LVI scale environments where technology meets innovation head-on! Don't miss out! Step into this vital position where your skill set can truly make a difference. Apply now!

US$100000 - US$135000 per annum
Cincinnati
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REMOTE - Siemens Building Automation Design Engineer

Job Title: REMOTE - Siemens Building Automation Design Engineer Job Description: We are seeking a talented Siemens Building Automation Design Engineer with AutoCAD experience to join our innovative team. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing advanced building automation systems using Siemens technologies and AutoCAD software. Key responsibilities include: System Design: Create detailed designs for building automation systems, including HVAC, lighting, and security controls, using Siemens technology and AutoCAD. Project Management: Manage projects from initial concept through to completion, ensuring timely and budget-conscious delivery. Technical Expertise: Leverage Siemens software and hardware to develop efficient automation solutions. Collaboration: Work closely with clients, contractors, and cross-functional teams to ensure successful system integration and operation. Troubleshooting: Identify and resolve technical issues in system designs and implementations. Documentation: Develop comprehensive documentation, including design specifications, wiring diagrams, and user manuals, using AutoCAD. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field. Proven experience with Siemens building automation systems and AutoCAD. Strong project management and problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and teamwork abilities. Join us and contribute to designing smart, efficient, and sustainable building solutions!

US$11000 - US$140000 per annum
United States of America
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Controls Engineer

Job Description Summary/Objective: We are looking for a Controls Engineer to join our team. A successful candidate will be responsible for designing, programming, troubleshooting, and maintaining industrial control systems. They will also develop/design manufacturing processes, improve existing ones, and provide technical support and training to personnel. Essential Functions: (This description is not all inclusive, other duties may be assigned): Responsible for automation and controls systems design, specification, programming, simulation, testing, all safety related components, and start-up assistance Project technical lead and may be responsible for some project management activities including planning and implementation. Cooperate in the development of new products including proof of concept, assembly, testing, and evaluating. Participate in all aspects of controls automation including but not limited to, drafting electrical schematics panel and component specification/layout, wiring, programming, troubleshooting… Provide a communication link among field and Marketing/Sales and Development departments concerning commercial equipment. Assist manufacturing and purchasing departments in the selection and/or substitutes for new and obsolescent parts with equivalent parts. Support field personnel with the troubleshooting of equipment and installation of new products Assist in the investigation and evaluation of product improvement suggestions. Submit verbal and written reports of activities and recommendations to supervisor. Perform other related duties as required or directed. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Adhere to all workplace safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices. Competencies: Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events) Required Education and Experience: Bachelors in Automation, Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Science or equivalent. Practical experience and knowledge of complex automated systems including PLC, SCADA, HMI, Motion (VFD, Stepper, servos, robotics); vision platforms and PC/proprietary systems. Experience with design and debugging of ladder logic. Ability to produce and read electrical schematic diagrams and layout electrical control panels. Solid understanding of UL and NFPA codes related to industrial control panels. A solid understanding of Object-Oriented programming practices. Electrical/Electronic theory training. Experience with programming and integration of industrial robots Preferred Education and Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in manufacturing or other technical field working on automated systems. Formal training and/or certification with Allen-Bradley/Rockwell PLCs Experience with UI design, XAML and MVVM design pattern a plus. Experience with machine vision systems to include specifying camera, lenses, lighting solutions and vision tool programming. Troubleshooting and maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components. Familiarity with Solid Works or equivalent 3D design software. Proven track record in engineering leadership and experience in the development and implementation of standard engineering practices and GMP. Participant in the development and/or implementation of any process or standard including ISO, LEAN, JIT, NFPA. Required Skills: Must be highly motivated and have a positive attitude. Must be self-motivated, team oriented, and "hands-on." Detailed oriented and possess excellent follow up skills. Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills Versatile and able to perform and manage multiple tasks concurrently. Well organized and able to work well with constantly changing priorities. Dependable and able to meet and exceed delivery schedules. Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision. Able to absorb, assimilate and synthesize information quickly. Excellent communication and integration skills including the ability to foster and sustain communication between cross-functional groups.

US$100000 - US$110000 per annum
Portsmouth
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PCS7 Engineer

We have a current opportunity for a Digital Transformation or PCS7 Engineer on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Lexington. For further information about this position please apply. Control Engineer A leading innovator dedicated to delivering high-quality solutions to our clients. Our team thrives on creativity, collaboration, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. We are currently seeking a skilled and motivated Control Engineer to join our dynamic team. Job Description: As a Control Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing control systems to optimize our processes and enhance the efficiency of our operations. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure our systems are reliable, efficient, and meet the highest standards of quality. Key Responsibilities: Design and develop control systems, including hardware and software components. Implement and optimize control algorithms to improve system performance. Conduct system modeling and simulation to predict and enhance system behavior. Collaborate with project teams to integrate control systems into larger engineering projects. Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to control systems and automation. Perform regular maintenance and updates to existing control systems. Ensure compliance with industry standards and safety regulations. Provide technical support and training to other team members and clients. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, or a related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience in control system design and implementation. Proficiency in control system software (e.g., MATLAB, Simulink, PLC programming). PCS7 Programming Strong understanding of control theory and automation principles. Experience with hardware such as sensors, actuators, and controllers. Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Strong communication skills and the ability to convey technical information clearly. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, or a related field. Experience with industrial automation systems. Knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence applications in control systems. Familiarity with industry standards such as IEC, ANSI, and ISO. Benefits: Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. Retirement savings plan with company match. Paid time off and holidays. Professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement. Collaborative and innovative work environment.

US$90000 - US$150000 per annum
United States of America
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Will they challenge you to develop new skills/areas of expertise or are the tasks simply outside of your expertise or interests? Think about how the job will slot into your life, and how much control you will have over your work-life balance within the role. ​A large element to consider is whether the role offers flexible working, which may be particularly important if you have children. A role that allows employees to build their hours around their family obligations and provides regular opportunities to work from home can be far more appealing than a role that pays more but provides no flexibility. The commute also needs to be considered when evaluating a role for work-life balance. Is the role in a hard-to-reach location? Will you be dealing with daily traffic jams? Is the role reachable by public transport? How much will the commute cost in train tickets or petrol and parking? A job that requires a lot of travel can be exciting but can have a negative impact on your work-life balance as it can be tiring, costly, and time-consuming. If a lot of the role is spent ‘on the road’, you will need to consider how this will affect your quality of life long-term.​Am I a good cultural fit?​Hopefully, during your application and interview process, you will have had a taste of the company culture at your potential new organization. Review the business’s employer branding materials, their social media accounts, and testimonials on sites such as Glassdoor for more information. Your work environment is one of the most important factors to consider when deciding whether to accept a job offer. You will be spending around 40 hours a week there, so think carefully about whether that prospect makes you excited or anxious. Regardless of the job title, salary, or perks, accepting a job offer from a company where you will be glad to spend your time is what’s most important to your health and happiness.​Lean into your intuition and consider any potential red flags you may have identified. In some instances, it may be appropriate to request another visit to the office to talk to team members before saying ‘yes’ to the offer, or you may request another more informal chat with your manager to ask any lingering cultural questions. This may help you to get a good sense of the types of personalities within the company, and find out how the office operates and where you would fit in. Are teams encouraged to work collaboratively, or do they tend to work as individuals? Is there good camaraderie within the team? How do they support each other? Ask for examples to get the best understanding. ​Can I work well with my peers?​The people you work with, and indeed those you report to, can make or break a role. It is vital to your overall enjoyment of your job that you are working with people who bring out the best in you, as well as a team that will be receptive to your attempts to bring something new and beneficial to the company.​When considering a job offer, try to find out who you will be reporting to and who will be reporting to you. It is likely that the former will have been involved in the hiring process, but if you haven’t met them, you may want to arrange a meeting or a phone call to discover more about their leadership style while you consider a job offer. Ask what would be expected of you in terms of delivery and performance and run through a typical week within your team. If the ideas and working style of those around and above you don’t run alongside your own you may want to reconsider taking the job offer and keep on looking.​Does it advance my career?​You’re already on the job hunt, so your career progression will naturally be on your mind at this point. You may have an offer for a role that advances your career immediately, but the move could be a bad decision in the long term. Does the current job offer allow for further growth of your skills and talents? Or are you moving into a position that may lack the challenge you need in order to develop? It’s a good idea to investigate the training and networking opportunities provided by the role. Do you have time in your role to learn new skills, or attend sector conferences that will keep you informed of trends in the market? Does the business have a budget reserved for career development and further education of its employees? ​LinkedIn is a good website to research this. You can look into the career paths of current and former employees and see how those within the company have progressed either internally or through new roles. You may want to reconsider a job offer for a role where there is little progression or growth, or from a company that has no immediate growth plans, or any career development programs. On the other hand, you may wish to include this in your negotiation process.​Am I happy I got the job?​Now that you have considered the salary, the benefits, your work-life balance, the culture, your colleagues, and your career development goals, the final element to consider is your general ‘gut feeling’ when it comes to considering the job offer. Are you ecstatic to get the offer, or do you have your reservations? If you are reading this, there’s probably a reason you are taking your time to make a decision. Of course, there may be more personal factors at play that may incentivize you to accept a role quickly, but it is worth taking your time to consider how the prospect of starting this new position truly makes you feel. ​No job offer will be perfect, but it is important to trust your gut when an offer comes through, even if it just sparks some more honest negotiations. If you are unhappy with the lack of flexibility within the role or have doubts about opportunities for development, it may be better in the long-term to turn down the offer. Trust your instinct and intuition. If something is telling you taking the role is a bad idea, write up a list of pros and cons and weigh them up. ​Moving jobs is a big decision that affects many aspects of your life and steers your future. If you are unsure, it is always worth speaking to a trusted advisor, like our specialist consultants at LVI Associates, who will guide you through every step of the process. Get in touch for tailored advice.

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How to get the most out of a long and challenging interview process

​Interviewing, particularly for senior-executive level positions, will often entail a rigorous process that includes a lot of prep, energy, and tough technical questions to assess if you have the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the role. In certain instances, you may even be invited to attend an all-day interview, which entails multiple rounds of exchanges with stakeholders and HR managers to determine how your skillset and character might fit into the company. This type of interview is of course intended to challenge you in a variety of ways, but while it can be tough, it is a valuable experience and an opportunity to get to know the company and the people who make it.If you are called to one of these marathon interviews, it’s important to set yourself up for success in advance, which doesn’t just mean pouring over interview questions and company information. Taking care of yourself both mentally and physically in the run up to such an exciting but demanding opportunity is equally as important as preparing your answers in that fatigue and stress can quickly derail your efforts. This article will guide you to set yourself up for a positive outcome when approaching a long and challenging interview process, whether it’s a job offer or a valuable experience to carry with you for next time. The full pictureBeing called for an interview is a great feeling. It affirms that your resume has hit the mark and that the hiring manager wants to find out more about what you have to offer. The interview itself can challenge you in ways you might not have expected, and in some cases can be a long and demanding process both mentally and physically, but it’s important to remember that if you’re not being challenged, the role might not offer you the right level of growth and development that will keep you fulfilled. Essentially, it’s not supposed to be a breeze.In particular, the idea of an all-day interview can be extremely intimidating, and a certain level of nerves can be a good thing. Single interviews are challenging in their own way, but are typically over in about an hour, while an all-day interview is an entirely different ball game involving meeting with several senior stakeholders within a company to gain different perspectives on your suitability. Depending on the role you are applying for, all-day interviews can come in a range of formats. For example, they may involve a mixture of exercises relevant to your role, plus general tests to check your culture fit, such as personality and IQ tests. This means that you are being tested on things that you can prepare for and traits that are innate to you. Therefore, while reading up on information that can support your professional assessment is one way to prepare, you’ll also need to start the day well rested and calm in order to present the best version of the full picture. Be prepared These interview processes are designed to push you out of your comfort zone and so preparation will be your greatest ally to help you keep your cool and put your best foot forward. Your potential new employers are attempting to gain a full picture of what you are about, from your skills and experience to your attitude and cultural fit and so however talented, experienced, and confident you are in your fit for the role, there will be elements of the process that will challenge you, demanding thorough preparation. Here are some tips to help you to prepare before you walk through the door. Request a scheduleThis is vital in terms of mentally preparing for an all-day interview. Knowing how the day will be laid out will help you get into the headspace of what is expected from you, helping to keep you calm and avoiding anything that might throw you off. You may have four very long interviews, or twelve very short interviews. Whatever the format, you need to make sure you are mentally prepared for what you are facing, and pace yourself around those all-important breaks. Request this a few days before your interview to give the employer time to check everyone’s schedules. Find out the names and job titles of each of your interviewersLook up their LinkedIn pages and find out their experience and expertise, and what relationship they may have with you if you win the position. If they are thought leaders, read their articles and blogs to find out their views on your industry. Researching your interviewers means you can find out how you can relate to them both personally and professionally, which will make them easier to engage with on the day. Prepare questions for your employer A day-long interview is an opportunity for you to get an impression of the institution you are hoping to work for from several angles. Think of all the information you want to gain from the different interviews and ensure you have prepared questions to ask each of them. This also takes the pressure off yourself during each interview and allows for breathing space. And in addition, your interviewers will appreciate the variation in conversation. Gather your examples and stories Prepare some notes on your most notable career achievements. Numbers work best, particularly if you’re short on time, so if your department contributed to a 20% increase in revenue, keep that number in mind. Think of your best and most impactful anecdotes, too - an example of a successful negotiation, a challenge where you were the lead problem solver, a project you managed from conception to launch. And don’t forget to let your personality shine through when telling your story as a good company will be looking for a good mix of skills and character.Stay refreshed The demanding nature of the all-day interview means you need to plan ahead and make sure you are equipped with the right items to keep you feeling fresh and help you stay mentally focused until the end. In most cases you will be offered plenty of chances to hydrate throughout the day, bring a flask of water or coffee is a good idea and will help you to stay alert. Much like a real marathon, these days require stamina, so plan your fuel to keep your brain sharp and keep your energy up between interviews. Choose healthy yet filling snacks like granola bars or fruit and avoid a sugar rush as the slump will be sure to follow. Also, be careful with caffeine. If you rely on it, regulate your coffee throughout the day to avoid any crashes in the afternoon.Having a mid-day freshen up can work wonders for your energy and focus. Packing sanitary items such as hand/face wipes, deodorant/perfume, and mouthwash may give you the reset you need, particularly after food and coffee, and will help to send you into the second half of the day feeling more awake. In addition, packing a comb or hairbrush will help you to remain presentable, which will make you feel better, too.It may be tempting to sit and scroll on your phone in between interviews, but getting fresh air and going for a walk, if you can, will help keep you mentally clear. Gentle physical exercise keeps your blood flowing, prevents tiredness and is the best way to keep fatigue at bay. Try to take a proper break without speculation and analysis of how the day is going. Your brain can’t work at full speed all day - try to slow it down and give it a rest before it goes back into full speed at the next interview. Meditation is known as a hugely beneficial practice in instances like these.Approach each interview consistently It is natural that you will exhibit both strengths and weaknesses throughout the day, and it can be difficult to approach the final interviews with the same energy as the first, but it is vital you remain consistent. Keep in mind that even though this is a marathon for you, your meeting with each interviewer is a stand-alone hour or two for them, so try to keep up with pace. Remember to shake the hand of each interviewer, introduce yourself, and be prepared to repeat yourself a few times throughout the day, however tiring it may seem. End each interview on a positive note about how you are excited to interview for the position, reiterate why you believe you are the ideal date, and that you look forward to hearing from them. However, keep in mind that your interviewers will be comparing notes, so avoid telling the same story and highlighting the same achievements during each interview, or you may risk giving the impression that your experience is more limited than it is. During your research process, think of the best information you have which will be relevant for each position. For example, the Head of Marketing may be engaged with examples where you have shown creativity or solved problems, whereas a sales director will be more interested in figures and percentages. A HR figure will be more interested to hear about your management skills, or a story about dealing with a difficult employee. Again, preparation is key.Stay on your A game Everyone is in the same boat over the course of an all-day interview. Talking for hours in a high-stakes situation can be mentally exhausting, and a mix of anxiety and disinterest can creep in, which is only natural regardless of how passionately you want the job offer. After the initial rush of your first interview, you may be facing fatigue, while your intention was to remain positive, confident, and enthusiastic throughout the day. A good way to avoid showing signs of fatigue during later interviews is to be mindful of your body language. Keep in mind that you should be enthusiastic with your gestures; lean forward towards your interviewer and show your passion for what you do through how you move as well as what you say. If you’re tired towards the end of the day, try to avoid speaking flatly and don’t forget to remain sitting up straight, as this will make you both appear and feel alert and passionate about the topic. The majority of all-day interviews will include a break for lunch mid-way through. Not only is this a chance to get a preview of the company canteen and how people interact during their break, it’s also the perfect opportunity to socialize with your possible new co-workers in an informal setting. Though you may need to refresh, you may also view your lunch break as another kind of interview relating to your cultural and personality fit. Your interviewers will be taking note of your social manner, and whether you are easy to communicate with. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and discover more about the company in a more casual setting.Make notes before calling it a day​Remember how you took notes during each interview? At the end of a marathon interview day, you will likely feel completely spent. But don’t give in immediately. Make yourself sit down at your computer or take notes longhand about the points your interviewers emphasized. It’s great if you can be organized about this, but stream of consciousness is fine too, if that’s all you can muster. This is a way to debrief yourself while the information is fresh. Finally, use this to send a personalized email to each interviewer the same day, and thank them by reflecting on something about your conversation and express continued interest. ​These are sure-fired ways to increase your chances of successfully getting through to the next stage, and one step closer to your dream job. ​For more advice on how to successfully navigate your way through a marathon interview process, our expert team at LVI Associates is here to help. Contact the team today and one of our specialist consultants will be in touch.

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​When seeking a new job, it’s imperative to know the market, understand where you fit within it, and form a realistic salary expectation to stick to. A good talent partner will help you to know your worth within the industry and organization you’re interviewing for and will assist with communicating those expectations back to the hiring manager, but no one is a better advocate for you than you. Learning how to negotiate a salary when you receive a job offer is a vital skill for both now and in the future, and when done appropriately, will put you in a better position not just financially, but also in terms of how valued you feel in your role. We know that feeling appreciated and adequately compensated for our time, effort, and expertise has a direct impact on productivity, engagement, and general happiness within a company, so salary negotiations play an important part for both sides.It can be difficult to communicate those expectations as a professional hoping to onboard with a new company, and there is certainly a residual stigma around speaking about money and asking for more that is hard to overcome. At LVI Associates, we have observed that professionals who negotiate their salary are presented with a much better job offer, so good communication skills and an understanding of your contribution can really pay off. As a general rule, always assume the offer is up for negotiation. And don’t forget to approach the process with positivity, as chances are the hiring manager isn’t crazy about negotiating, either. Here are our top tips on how to negotiate for the salary you deserve.​Know the industry salary trendsTrying to negotiate for a higher salary without being familiar with industry trends will get you off to a bad start. Information is your biggest asset and conducting some research as well as speaking openly to a talent partner that knows your industry, the hiring company, and what you have to offer, will vastly improve your bargaining power. You can be a negotiating pro, but without being able to back up your requests with solid reasoning, it will be harder for the hiring company to take your expectations seriously. Pay particular attention to the most sought-after roles and skills within your industry and think about how your experience relates. Being able to recognize when your skills are transferable to a particularly in-demand area will add to your negotiation power. ​Start negotiating only when you have a firm offerThere is a process to be followed when it comes to receiving and accepting a job offer and understanding the etiquette will help your negotiation when the time comes. If you are interested in a position but it doesn’t meet your salary expectation, resist the temptation to bargain until the company has given you a formal offer. This is your signal that your skills, expertise, and personality are a strong match for the business and the role and is a great asset to you when it’s time to tell them why you’re worth the higher salary. Once the ball is in your court, you can use the fact that they believe you’re right for the job along with your understanding of the industry and the market to your advantage, making it harder for them to dismiss your requirements.It can also be worthwhile to take a reasonable amount of time to consider the offer rather than jump into negotiations. Tell the hiring manager that you’re serious about the offer and the position, but that you need some time to consider the whole picture. Be gracious and enthusiastic but take the time you need to prepare for negotiations and signal to them that there may be elements of the offer that don’t align with your requirements. Chances are they’ll have a counteroffer in mind for you.​Build the business caseIn order for a company to seriously consider your request for an increased salary offer, it must make commercial sense for the business. Make a strong case, show that you understand the company's current financial situation, and know who has the power to negotiate. While likeability shouldn’t be underestimated in the hiring process and a large part of your job offer will be to do with character fit, it’s not enough for them to like you when it comes to financial compensation. They have to believe your worth in fiscal terms, so don’t expect your personal compatibility to get you the salary increase you want. Instead, explain precisely why your requirements are justified in a business sense; your glowing personality will just make them glad your business case checked out.​Suggest an exact number for your salaryTime is of the essence, and hiring managers are particularly strapped for it while conducting interviews alongside their other duties. Therefore, they’ll likely appreciate a direct approach to your negotiation in terms of giving them the exact offer you’re looking for. It can be a powerful strategy in that it keeps the ball rolling and avoids pointless back and forth. Many studies suggest that candidates who use a specific number end up with a final offer much closer to the figure they were hoping for. Your potential employer will assume you have done your research on your market value and want to stay competitive in their offer. Don't suggest a range – you will always get offered the lowest if the manager knows there's room to haggle down.​Reveal your current salary when negotiatingOutside the US, the hiring manager may ask what you are currently earning, which can be awkward if you feel you are currently being underpaid. It might be tempting to lie and state a higher salary more in line with what you’re seeking, but if you're unhappy with your current pay, it can be valuable to tell them why. Include all your benefits, bonuses and confidently explain the figure you're hoping for while making the case for why. If anything, they’ll have a more genuine understanding of what you know your worth to be, and that salary is important enough for you to walk away from a role that isn’t aligned with your requirements.​Have a walk away pointKnow your limits and your expectations and keep them firmly in mind. Have a pre-considered ‘walk away’ point - the figure you’re absolutely unwilling to drop below. Base this on your financial need and the market value of the role, but keep in mind the role itself. Why are you interviewing for the position in the first place? Is your passion for the work worth lowering your salary expectations? ​Get help negotiating your salarySpeaking with a specialist talent partner will help you understand your worth in the context of current industry trends and the wider job market, too. At LVI Associates, we can evaluate your profile against the wider talent pool, as well as align your expectations with that of our current database of hiring companies. We'll help you pitch your value at the right price during the salary negotiation process, giving you the best chance to make your next position a rewarding and fulfilling one. Get in touch for tailored advice.​

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Now that you are this outstanding applicant who received an interview opportunity. Be prepared and get ready to ace your interview with the below tips at the different stages:Pre-interviewDuring the interviewPost-interview​Pre-interviewResearch the prospective company.Bring your portfolio and any work samples.Be proactive and prepare in advance any questions to ask the hiring manager:We have previously mentioned that tenure is important for companies. Leverage the Q&A session to demonstrate that you are looking to build your career with the new employer. Ask questions about the company and their career plan for you. Check if the company has any mentorship programs to help progress your career and if there are any mentors/role models to learn from. Find out if the company has any equity scheme for employees. Asking the right questions can help convey your desire to have a long-term career with the company you’re interviewing for. ​During the interview​Explaining gaps in a CV It’s important to be transparent. According to a survey from LinkedIn, 96% of hiring managers will still hire someone who has been made redundant due to Covid-19, so don’t be afraid to share this information.  An interview is the opportunity to tell your story and get to know the hiring manager. Be prepared to share what you have achieved during time off – that can be independent consulting work, enhancing your skillsets (technical/software skills) or advancing your learning.   ​Salary - How to avoid overselling or underselling?​Step 1Identify what is important to you before heading into the interview, whether that is a higher salary, better benefits, or flexibility at work. That will impact your salary expectation.Step 2Always try to avoid answering this question. But how? Instead, reply with:"I have a full understanding of your company and the role. I would like to think/speak to my family before I come back to you by tomorrow.”"If you have never received a job description, “Can you please share the job description with me so that I can better gate the salary expectation for a role like this?”“I am looking for a salary that is reflective of my skillset. What would someone with a similar background in your company receive?”Step 3Do not give a salary range – the last thing you want is to be on the bottom rank. Give a number that you feel is feasible and competitive in the market. Currently, the market salary increment average is around 3%-6%. Opening a discussion about flexible/hybrid workWe highly advise to not discuss working from home or flexible working arrangements in the first interview. With interview processes usually around 2-3 rounds, the 2nd or final interview will be the best time to ask about flexible work arrangements. ​Rather than asking directly, you could reframe a question to “What are the current working arrangements for the team?” or “Is the current team mostly working from the office”. By rephrasing the questions, this can come across as an expression of interest for the working style and how the team operates instead of demanding the right to work from home.​Working from home or flexible work is a fairly new concept. If the arrangements have been agreed, it’s important to get this included in the contract or have written confirmation in an email when the offer letter is sent.   The must-ask question: why are you leaving your current company? It’s crucial not to speak badly about your current or ex-employers. Always turn it back into positive, you could say something along the lines of: “Everything is fine and pretty good in my current/previous company. I am looking to move because your company is the leader in the market. I want to learn from the best leader to broaden my horizon and further expand my skill set to grow within your company.” Use your research, “I want to be part of this new project that your company is doing. I believe my skill set can add value to the team/project.”  By answering smartly, it shows:You are really interested in the company.You are passionate about what they do.You are knowledgeable about the market.You have done the research and you know about their company. Post-interview Always follow up – drop a note to share your gratitude and connect with a hiring manager on LinkedIn. It’s advantageous for a hiring manager to remember you so you can establish a relationship – which is useful for referrals.​Ready? It is time.​Submit your CV to our Australia Engineering recruitment consultant team to explore your next career opportunities.SUBMIT CV​Take a step backStay Close, Stay Competitive - Top practical tips to secure your dream engineering job in AustraliaIn a highly competitive market standing out from the crowds is never easy, but it can make all the difference between success or failure. This begs the question, how can you differentiate yourself from others? Grab a copy of our tips Guide in full by filling out the form below:​​​

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