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LVI Associates: Your Trusted Partner for Exceptional Building Services Talent in Singapore & APAC

As you navigate through the realms of design, planning, and execution, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and energy conservation, our global presence and specialized expertise establish us as the leading partner for permanent, contract, and multi-hire talent solutions in the Building Services sector.

Leveraging our extensive 15+ years of experience in talent acquisition, we excel in delivering superior hiring, onboarding, and retention outcomes. If your goal is to streamline your recruitment processes, attract top professionals using data-backed insights on salaries and benefits, and stay up-to-date with industry advancements, don't hesitate to request a call back or submit a job vacancy. We are here to expedite your search for Building Services experts.

Whether you're in search of top-tier talent in Building Services or an industry professional exploring new career opportunities, LVI Associates is your reliable ally. Our team specializes in sourcing elite professionals, including Design Engineers, Heavy Civil Superintendents, Project Managers, and more, to meet your specific needs in APAC.

Benefits of working with LVI Associates

In today's rapidly evolving infrastructure landscape, Building Services play a crucial role, incorporating sophisticated technology and robust cybersecurity measures. The demand for such developments is soaring as established and emerging organizations embrace smart and automated systems in building management.

Whether you require rapid placements for critical roles like a Heavy Civil Superintendent or strategic talent acquisition solutions for multiple Building Services positions, LVI Associates is well-equipped to deliver remarkable results. As you collaborate with our specialist Building Services team, you can benefit from numerous advantages, including:

Experience

We have over a decade’s worth of experience as a leading talent partner inBuilding Services

Network

A vast, global network of the best, in-demand professionals, working worldwide acrossBuilding Services.

Knowledge

Our award-winning Building Services 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 Building Services hiring needs.

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Building Services Opportunities

As automation continues to shape our built environment, Building Services professionals play a pivotal role in ensuring its seamless integration. Aligning your career with LVI Associates, a talent specialist immersed in the Building Services sector, can propel you on a leading trajectory in this evolving field. Take the next step by exploring our current job openings, and our experienced consultants will reach out to you when a fitting opportunity arises. Let us help you pave the way for your future in Building Services.

Mid-Level Architect

We are partnered with a leading architecture firm in Honolulu, renowned for their commitment to innovative design and sustainable practices. Our client, specializing in a diverse range of projects, is seeking a talented and motivated Mid-Level Architect to join their dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in historic preservation, experience with multi-family and government projects, and proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, or BIM software. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to significant projects in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Key Responsibilities: Develop and manage architectural designs from concept through completion for a variety of projects including historic preservation, multi-family residential, and government buildings. Collaborate with clients, consultants, and team members to ensure project success and satisfaction. Produce detailed architectural drawings, plans, and specifications using Revit, AutoCAD, or BIM. Conduct site visits and assessments to ensure compliance with project requirements and standards. Stay current with industry trends, building codes, and best practices in architecture and historic preservation. Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture from an accredited institution. 3-7 years of professional experience in architecture, with a focus on historic preservation, multi-family, and government projects. Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, or BIM software. Strong knowledge of local building codes, zoning laws, and regulations. Excellent design, technical, and problem-solving skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a collaborative mindset. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance. Opportunities for professional development and growth. Flexible work environment with potential for remote work. Engaging and collaborative team culture. Work on impactful projects that shape the community. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in learning more, please don't hesitate to apply.

US$100000 - US$115000 per annum
Honolulu
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Project Manager - Data Centers

Title: Project Manager - Data Centers Location: Atlanta, Georgia Salary: $100,000 - $150,000 Summary: This established Employee Owned Architecture, Engineering, and Design firm is looking for an innovative, organized, and motivated project manager to work on their data center team in Atlanta. Depending on the qualifications of said candidate, remote work options might be possible. Apply now! Responsibilities: Working with Mission Critical Program leadership to learn and implement proper PM procedures for this programmatic data center work Supports PM in providing technical leadership on civil-site data center projects including preparation of grading, drainage, site layout, utility, erosion control plans, permit documents Collaborates with stakeholders on proposals to determine time, cost, & processes for accomplishing projects deliverable Collaborates with stakeholders to establish Project Management Plans and assemble teams. Executes activities to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within defined time and established budget in a technically sound manner Reviews reports and findings. Makes recommendations for modification to project as needed. Prepares reports for management, client, sub-consultants, or others Acts as liaison and builds relationships with client and project team participating in client meetings & leading internal project meetings On occasion visit job site for construction observation duties Supports PM and team in managing construction administration activities to include including responses for Requests for --Information, Submittals, Pricing Requests, Construction Change Directives, Consultant Supplemental Instructions, Addendums, Bulletins, etc. Supports contract issuance and invoicing efforts Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to project issues that arise Perform other duties as required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related discipline from an accredited university Professional Engineer (PE) registration required Minimum of 6 years of engineering experience years preferred Experience with civil site design and permitting and applicable software applications including hydrology modeling programs/storm drainage programs is preferred. Benefits/Perks Employee Owned 6+ years as a certified great place to work Remote capabilities for those that qualify If you're interested in this Project Manager role, don't hesitate to apply now!

US$100000 - US$150000 per year
Atlanta
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Superintendent - Portland, OR

Position: Heavy Civil Superintendent Salary: $100,000- $200,000 + Bonus(s) Location: Portland, OR Are you an experienced Heavy Civil Superintendent seeking a new challenge in the vibrant city of Portland? This leading general contractor is looking for a talented individual to join their team and lead the successful execution of diverse civil construction projects in the Portland metropolitan area. If you're ready to showcase your leadership skills and contribute to the development of Portland's infrastructure, this opportunity is for you. Qualifications Needed: Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in heavy civil construction, with a focus on overseeing diverse projects. Leadership: Strong leadership abilities to effectively manage construction teams and subcontractors, ensuring project success. Communication: Excellent communication skills to collaborate with project stakeholders, clients, and team members. Problem-solving Skills: Ability to identify and resolve challenges in real-time, keeping projects on schedule and within budget. Safety Consciousness: Commitment to maintaining a safe working environment and enforcing safety protocols on-site. Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of heavy civil construction methods, materials, and equipment. Experience Needed: Project Management: Proven track record of managing all phases of construction projects, from planning and scheduling to execution and closeout. Team Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate construction teams to achieve project objectives. Regulatory Compliance: Familiarity with local regulations and permitting processes governing heavy civil construction in the Portland area. Quality Assurance: Experience implementing quality control measures to ensure project specifications and industry standards are met. Cost Control: Proficiency in budget management and cost control measures to optimize project profitability. Client Relationship Management: Ability to foster positive relationships with clients, addressing concerns and ensuring satisfaction throughout the project lifecycle. Benefits Included: Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive salary package commensurate with experience and expertise in the field. Comprehensive Benefits Package: Enjoy access to health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as retirement savings plans. Professional Development: Opportunities for ongoing training and career advancement to enhance your skills and grow within the organization. Work-Life Balance: We value work-life balance and offer flexible scheduling options to support your personal and professional commitments. Dynamic Work Environment: Join a dynamic team of industry professionals dedicated to excellence in heavy civil construction in the Portland area. If you're ready to take on a leadership role in Portland's thriving construction industry and contribute to impactful projects that shape the city's future, we want to hear from you. Apply now to be considered for this exciting opportunity as a Heavy Civil Superintendent.

US$100000 - US$200000 per year
Portland
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Heavy Civil Project Manager- Seattle, WA

Heavy Civil Project Manager Salary: $100,000- $200,000 + Bonus(s) Location: Seattle, WA Are you a driven Heavy Civil Project Manager looking for an opportunity to lead impactful construction projects in the vibrant city of Seattle? This leading general contractor is seeking a talented individual to join their team and spearhead the successful execution of diverse civil engineering ventures. If you're ready to take on a challenging leadership role and make a lasting impact on Seattle's infrastructure, this position is for you. Qualifications Needed: Experience: Minimum of 7 years of experience in heavy civil construction, with a proven track record of managing large-scale projects. Leadership: Exceptional leadership skills to effectively guide project teams and subcontractors towards project success. Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with stakeholders, clients, and team members effectively. Problem-solving Skills: Ability to analyze complex issues and develop innovative solutions to overcome project challenges. Organizational Skills: Excellent organizational abilities to manage project schedules, budgets, and resources efficiently. Adaptability: Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt to evolving project requirements. Regulatory Compliance: Familiarity with local regulations and permitting processes governing heavy civil construction in the Seattle area. Experience Needed: Project Management: Extensive experience in all aspects of project management, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, and risk management. Contract Negotiation: Proficiency in contract negotiation and administration to ensure favorable project outcomes. Client Relationship Management: Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain positive relationships with clients, fostering repeat business and referrals. Team Leadership: Proven track record of leading multidisciplinary project teams to achieve project milestones on time and within budget. Quality Assurance: Experience implementing quality control measures to ensure project specifications and industry standards are met. Cost Control: Strong financial acumen to manage project budgets, track expenses, and identify cost-saving opportunities. Benefits Included: Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive salary package commensurate with experience and expertise in the field. Comprehensive Benefits Package: Enjoy access to health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as retirement savings plans. Professional Development: Opportunities for ongoing training and professional development to enhance your skills and advance your career. Work-Life Balance: We value work-life balance and offer flexible scheduling options to support your personal and professional commitments. Dynamic Work Environment: Join a dynamic team of industry professionals dedicated to excellence in heavy civil construction. If you're ready to take the next step in your career and lead transformative construction projects in Seattle's bustling urban landscape, we want to hear from you. Apply now to be considered for this exciting opportunity as a Heavy Civil Project Manager.

US$100000 - US$200000 per year
Seattle
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Heavy Civil Superintendent - Seattle, WA

Position: Heavy Civil Superintendent Salary: $100,000- $200,000 + Bonus(s) Location: Seattle, WA Are you a seasoned Heavy Civil Superintendent with a knack for overseeing complex projects in Seattle's dynamic environment? This leading general contractor is seeking a skilled professional to join their team and lead in the execution of underground wet utilities and paving projects. If you're ready to make your mark in the Pacific Northwest's bustling construction scene, this opportunity is for you. Qualifications Needed: Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in heavy civil construction, with a focus on underground wet utilities and paving projects. Leadership: Proven track record of effectively leading construction teams to successful project completion. Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of underground utility installation techniques, paving methodologies, and industry best practices. Communication: Strong communication skills to liaise with project stakeholders, subcontractors, and team members. Problem-solving Skills: Ability to identify and resolve challenges in real-time, ensuring project timelines and quality standards are met. Safety Consciousness: Commitment to maintaining a safe working environment and enforcing safety protocols on-site. Experience Needed: Project Management: Demonstrated experience in managing all phases of construction projects, from planning and scheduling to execution and closeout. Cost Control: Proficiency in budget management and cost control measures to optimize project profitability. Regulatory Compliance: Familiarity with local regulations and permitting processes governing heavy civil construction in the Seattle area. Quality Assurance: Experience implementing quality assurance measures to uphold project specifications and industry standards. Team Development: Proven ability to mentor and develop team members, fostering a culture of growth and excellence within the construction team. Technology Proficiency: Familiarity with construction management software and tools for project scheduling, reporting, and documentation. Benefits Included: Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and expertise in the field. Comprehensive Benefits Package: Enjoy access to health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as retirement savings plans. Career Development: Opportunities for professional growth and advancement within our organization. Work-Life Balance: We value work-life balance and offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate personal and professional commitments. Dynamic Work Environment: Join a collaborative team of industry professionals dedicated to excellence in construction. If you're ready to take on a leadership role in Seattle's heavy civil construction sector and contribute to exciting projects that shape the city's landscape, we want to hear from you. Apply now to be considered for this rewarding opportunity as a Heavy Civil Superintendent.

US$100000 - US$200000 per year
Seattle
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K-12 Superintendent-East Texas

Job Title: Commercial Construction Superintendent Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Commercial Construction Superintendent to oversee and manage all aspects of our commercial construction projects. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully completing projects on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards. This position requires strong leadership abilities, excellent communication skills, and the ability to effectively manage a team of construction professionals. Responsibilities: 1. Project Management: Oversee the planning, scheduling, and execution of commercial construction projects from start to finish. 2. Supervision: Manage and coordinate all on-site activities, including subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers, to ensure adherence to project plans and specifications. 3. Quality Control: Ensure that all work meets quality standards and regulatory requirements, conducting regular inspections and addressing any issues promptly. 4. Safety Compliance: Implement and enforce safety protocols and procedures to maintain a safe working environment for all personnel on site. 5. Budget and Cost Management: Monitor project budgets and expenses, identifying cost-saving opportunities and minimizing project overruns. 6. Client Relations: Serve as the primary point of contact for clients, providing regular updates on project progress, addressing concerns, and ensuring overall client satisfaction. 7. Team Leadership: Lead and motivate a team of construction professionals, providing guidance, training, and support as needed to achieve project objectives. 8. Problem Solving: Proactively identify potential challenges or obstacles and develop effective solutions to keep projects on track. 9. Documentation: Maintain accurate and thorough project documentation, including daily reports, progress photos, and change orders. 10. Schedule Management: Monitor project schedules and milestones, adjusting as necessary to accommodate changes or delays and ensure timely project completion. Qualifications: 1. Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field (preferred). 2. Minimum of 5 years of experience in commercial construction, with a proven track record of managing successful projects. 3. Strong knowledge of construction methods, materials, and building codes. 4. Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse teams. 5. Proficiency in project management software and tools, such as Procore or Microsoft Project. 6. OSHA 30-Hour Certification (preferred). 7. Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines. 8. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Benefits: * Competitive salary commensurate with experience. * Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance. * Retirement savings plan with company match. * Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company. * Dynamic and collaborative work environment with opportunities to work on exciting and challenging projects. If you possess the skills and experience required for this position and are passionate about delivering high-quality commercial construction projects, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and be part of our continued success in the construction industry!

£145000 - £145001 per annum
Texarkana
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Head of TGA

Mein Kunde sucht einen Head of TGA für sein Berliner Büro. Der ideale Kandidat bringt ein bestehendes Team von Ingenieuren mit und besitzt die Fähigkeit, das Team weiter auszubauen. In dieser Rolle sind Sie für die Leitung des Ausschreibungsprozesses für verschiedene Projekte verantwortlich, um erfolgreiche Ergebnisse zu gewährleisten und hohe Qualitäts- und Effizienzstandards einzuhalten. Hauptaufgaben: Sie bringen ein Team von TGA-Ingenieuren mit. Sie leiten ein Team von Ingenieuren und geben sowohl technische als auch disziplinarische Anleitung. Sicherstellen, dass Ihr Team ein umfassendes Verständnis für die Projektplanung hat. Beaufsichtigung der Qualitätssicherung und des wirtschaftlichen Erfolgs von Projekten. Überwachen Sie den Schulungs- und Entwicklungsbedarf der einzelnen Mitarbeiter und gehen Sie darauf ein. Zusammenarbeit mit der Personalabteilung bei der Entwicklung und Umsetzung von Strategien zur Mitarbeitergewinnung. Was Sie mitbringen: Ein abgeschlossenes Studium der technischen Gebäudeausrüstung oder eine vergleichbare Ausbildung. Umfassende Führungs- und Berufserfahrung in der Projektplanung, -koordination und -durchführung. Kenntnisse in CAD und BIM sind sehr wünschenswert. Leidenschaft für die Führung eines vielfältigen Teams und die aktive Förderung der Ausbildung und Entwicklung junger Mitarbeiter. Ein ausgeprägtes Termin-, Kosten- und Qualitätsbewusstsein rundet Ihr berufliches Profil ab.

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Berlin
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Senior Mechanical Engineer in DC

Senior Mechanical Engineer Job Summary: A well-established engineering firm is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer for a full-time position. The ideal candidate should have 10-15 years of experience and be a registered Professional Engineer. This role requires expertise in mechanical engineering with a strong HVAC background. Location: Washington DC Employment Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week Compensation Type: Salary (based on experience) Registration(s): Professional Engineer Education: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) Duties/Responsibilities: Lead mechanical building systems and infrastructure engineering design on various large public and private developments. Conduct business development activities and foster client relationships. Manage project delivery within the office and project teams. Develop project scope, budget, and schedules; negotiate projects with clients. Assist in recruiting new team members as needed. Manage design team performance. Conduct whole building energy modeling for life-cycle analysis. Guide junior engineers and monitor their performance. Review LEED requirements and ensure their integration into designs. Qualifications: BSME with 10-15 years of relevant experience. Understanding of LEED requirements; LEED AP preferred. Experience in sustainable systems design. Proficient in Revit, Trane Trace 700, Bluebeam, AutoCAD, and MS Office Suite. Strong leadership and communication skills. Ability to win new clients and projects. Competencies: Applies technical knowledge effectively. Upholds company policies and culture. Demonstrates strong business acumen. Builds and maintains key relationships. Fosters a positive team environment. About the Company: The company is a leading Architectural and Engineering (A/E) firm, providing innovative services since 1975. With locations across several US states, they focus on improving the environment through their work. Benefits & Perks: Health, dental, and vision insurance. Telehealth services. Disability coverage. Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Tuition reimbursement. Commuter benefits. Professional society fee reimbursements. Retirement plans.

US$120000 - US$180000 per year
District of Columbia
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Lead Fire Protection Engineer - Orlando

Title: Lead Fire Protection Engineer Location: Orlando, Florida (remote option for those that qualify) Salary: $100,000 - $170,000 Summary: This innovating Engineering firm is looking for someone with drive, confidence in their work, and the desire to grow into a senior role to join their fire protection team. This growing firm is looking for someone to take a leadership role and be a key player for their fire protection team. Interested in a role that will foster professional growth and creative design? Apply now! Responsibilities: Field all fire protection questions Oversee a team of 2 engineers Communicate with clients, vendors, and contractors effectively Attend project and company meetings as directed Produce fire protection drawings as needed Train and direct engineering interns or junior designers Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree; Engineering, preferred, but not required PE license in Fire Protection Engineers 7+ years of experience in fire protection and plumbing Experience on a variety of project types Leadership & managerial experience Consulting experience Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills Proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD and/or Bluebeam Benefits/Perks: Hybrid/Remote options for qualified individuals Work-life balance Fun company culture! If you are interested in this Fire Protection role, then please don't wait to apply!

US$100000 - US$170000 per year
Orlando
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Electrical Engineer/Project Manager -Tampa

Title: Electrical Engineer/Project Manager Location: Tampa, Florida Salary: $100,000 - $140,000 Summary: This diversified firm is looking for a dynamic electrical engineer who is looking for professional growth within the MEP engineering industry. This firm is innovative, progressive, and a leader in the space and they are looking for someone with similar qualities who is looking to bring new ideas to the table. This firm is employee owned and allows you to vest from the start - allowing for buy in immediately! Apply now! Responsibilities: Design work for construction documents, construction support and new project scoping and proposal writing Help develop financial plan for the project by negotiating fees and contracts Work within a team to create technical designs and communicate with other MEP teams Meet client objectives and specifications Work on a variety of small and large projects including commercial, retail, institutional, government and education Project management and consulting on a variety of projects Prepares and implements a proactive Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) plan for projects Builds, develops, and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the project and engages in business development activities with the current client base Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field PE required 10+ years of experience in electrical engineering Healthcare project experience is preferred and is a plus Consulting experience Must be comfortable working with clients Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills Proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD and/or Bluebeam Benefits/Perks: Hybrid Competitive end of year discretionary bonus Work-life balance ESOP If you are interested in the Electrical Engineer role, then please don't wait to apply!

US$100000 - US$140000 per year
Tampa
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PM/ Electrical Engineer

Looking for a Project Manager/Electrical Engineer: The Project Manager/Electrical Engineer holds overall responsibility for assigned projects of low to medium scope and complexity. Project management duties involve planning and executing a management plan specific to each project, delivering quality products and services to the client in a timely manner, managing project financials, and serving as the primary contact between the project team and the client. Responsible for Total Project Success on assigned projects for all results related to people, product, and profit. Key Responsibilities: Confirms the project scope and requirements with the client and other stakeholders, working with the Client Relationship Manager (CRM) or Location Leader as needed Helps develop a financial plan for the project by negotiating fees and contracts as may be appropriate, preparing the proposal letter, and participating in the man hour budgeting process; works with CRM or Location Leader as applicable Assists in developing the project staffing plan and preliminary man hour budget with the Senior Project Manager (PM), CRM, Department Head, or Location Leader as applicable Ensures a Project Coordinator (PC) is assigned to the project and works with the PC to have the client fill out the BIM Questionnaire to ensure proper model set up, model information flow, and management Participates in and learns how to structure project kick-off meetings to convey project scope, client expectations and standards, man hour budgets, etc. Works with design team to confirm a final man hour budget based on discipline work plans that identify tasks and hours to complete Works with the client to understand schedule expectations and, with team input, proposes interim milestones to the schedule for proper information flow, adjusting as necessary throughout the project Schedules work, communicates schedule information to the project team, monitors manpower requirements, and assists in updating eResource with current man hour projections Prepares and implements a proactive Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) plan for projects Ensures that invoices are accurate and delivered in a timely manner, monitors and participates in collections of account receivables, and updates the projected monthly revenue earnings for each project Attends meetings with owners, clients, and architects; facilitates communication between clients and the project team; and documents important issues Monitors project budget throughout project and works with project team to schedule work in accordance with man hour budgets Identifies, negotiates, and administers fees for additional services as needed Builds, develops, and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the project and engages in business development activities with the current client base Performs risk assessments to develop response strategies; manages risks throughout the project Responds to contractor's and client's request for information quickly and efficiently Manages the Construction Administration (CA) process by designating CA personnel to ensure building systems are installed consistent with the design and predetermined quality standards Supervises the job closeout process to ensure documentation, lessons learned, and filings are complete Works alongside and engages with the Senior PM, CRM or Location Leader to increase knowledge of project scope, budgeting, and revenue projections Actively attends internal and external training and other educational opportunities to obtain knowledge in necessary technical areas An ideal candidate will possess the following requirements: Technical or Bachelor's degree in one of the major technical disciplines practiced by the firm with ten years of practical experience on similar projects Professional Engineer Licensure Healthcare building design experience preferred Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) Knowledge of engineering theories and methodologies Knowledge of project approach and system design Basic accounting knowledge and how to create and maintain budgets Must be comfortable working with Clients

US$110000 - US$138000 per year
Fort Worth
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Director of Mechanical Engineering

The opportunity to work within a rapidly growing consulting and design firm in Scranton, PA. The firm focuses on a wide range of industries such as Healthcare, Education, Commercial, Industrial, and Mission Critical. Seeking a Director of Mechanical Engineering responsible for: Increasing productivity of the department Establishing design standards and protocols with the goal of producing a consistent product Developing and maintaining Standardized details Establishing format for design calculations (Heating/Cooling loads, Plumbing Water/Gas/Sanitary/Storm Lines, Energy Analysis Establishing format of design-specific major project equipment Selecting the software specific to mechanical department needs Recruiting of Staff Training and Development of Staff Qualifications: BSME/MET/BSAE (or other engineering discipline with applicable experience). Current PE registration is required. LEED AP certification is preferred. Commissioning certification is a plus. 10+ years' experience designing HVAC building systems in technically sophisticated facilities. Have experience writing fee proposals. Have project management experience running projects. Have experience invoicing clients on specific projects.

US$160000 - US$200000 per year
Scranton
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Bridging Industries: Transferable Skills for Japan's Renewable Energy Workforce

Learn about which neighboring industries currently have the candidates with desirable skills for the renewable energy industry Identify which specific transferrable skills to look out for in candidates and their applications in JapanUncover how these skills can be applied to renewable energy projects The renewable energy sector in Japan is poised for significant growth, with projections indicating a surge in job creation over the coming decades. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), employment in renewable energy is forecasted to reach 100 million jobs globally by 2050. However, with a limited candidate pool in Japan, companies are increasingly turning their attention to individuals with transferable skills from other industries. In our latest industry webinar, LVI Associates’ talent experts shed light and provided pointers for hiring managers and talent acquisition professionals alike. Below is a summary of the transferable sectors that could help with Japan's renewable energy talent shortages.​Oil and Gas IndustryProfessionals in the oil and gas sector bring valuable expertise in project and construction management. Their experience with large-scale infrastructure projects, such as oil refineries and pipelines, translates seamlessly to renewable energy initiatives. From coordinating resources to managing timelines and mitigating risks, individuals from this industry possess the skills necessary to oversee the development of wind farms, biomass projects, and hydrogen production plants. ​Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC)Candidates from an EPC background play a vital role in the design, development, and construction of renewable energy projects. With expertise in electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering disciplines, they contribute to the implementation of solar power plants, wind farms, and other installations. Their experience in managing the procurement process and ensuring compliance with regulations makes them invaluable assets to renewable energy companies. For example, if your organization is focused on wind resource projects, pay attention to mechanical engineers from the heavy manufacturing industry as they might have substantial experience in rotator machine manufacturing and possess maintenance experience as well. ​Building Services Electrical Engineers that have high to extra-high voltage management experience are applicable when projects require the building of substations, and warehouses, and designing electric generators or circuits. Civil Engineers and Geotechnical Engineers have the relevant knowledge in designing steel, concrete bridges, subsidy structures, well drilling etc. These individuals will be better versed in design and construction and can contribute to teams that are involved with modelling dynamics, foundation design, structural dynamics and integrity or web simulations. Make sure you look out for candidates with construction management licenses or a professional engineer with a Registered Civil Consulting Manager (RCCM) license, you’ll find these specialists very applicable to your projects in Japan. ​Real Estate ManagementProfessionals in real estate management bring a unique set of skills to the renewable energy sector. Their expertise in identifying suitable locations for projects and negotiating with government bodies for land acquisition is essential for securing sites for solar and wind installations. Additionally, their knowledge of regulatory frameworks and zoning laws ensures compliance and streamlines the development process. ​Logistical and Procurement BackgroundIndividuals with a background in logistics and procurement play a crucial role in the supply chain management of renewable energy projects. Their understanding of logistical regulations in Japan and experience in sourcing materials and services contribute to the efficient operation of offshore wind and solar installations. From coordinating transportation to managing inventory, their expertise ensures that projects are executed seamlessly. ​A Word on Soft Skills In addition to technical skills, hiring managers emphasize the importance of soft skills and cultural fit. Candidates who demonstrate motivation, a willingness to learn, and an understanding of the business landscape can be valuable assets to renewable energy companies. While a level of technical skills can be leveraged on the job, a candidate's attitude and adaptability are equally essential for long-term success. ​As Japan's renewable energy sector continues to expand, companies must rethink their hiring strategies to attract candidates with transferable skills from diverse backgrounds. By leveraging the expertise of professionals from other industries, renewable energy companies will find that there is a wealth of talent waiting to be tapped into. Accelerating their growth and contributing to Japan's transition towards a sustainable future. ​LVI Associates is your renewable energy talent partnerWith a wide talent search coverage in the Asia Pacific, our team is well-equipped to provideyour team with the top candidates to make a difference in your team.Share your hiring challenges with us by reaching out.​REQUEST A CALL BACK

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Be interview ready – offshore wind roles

​Discover 10 tips on how to prepare for an offshore wind interview Preparing for a job interview for an opening in the offshore wind industry requires thorough research, an understanding of the industry's unique challenges and requirements, and showcasing your relevant skills and experiences. As talent experts in the energy and infrastructure space, we’ve compiled a checklist for you to use to simplify this process. Here are some reminders to help you prepare effectively and put your best foot forward: ​1 - Research the company and the offshore wind industry: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the company you are interviewing with, including their projects, mission, values, and recent achievements. Additionally, research the offshore wind industry, including current projects in your region, market trends, regulatory frameworks, and key players. ​2 - Review the job descriptionCarefully analyze the job description to identify the key skills, qualifications, and responsibilities required for the role. Note specific technical knowledge or certifications mentioned and consider how your own experiences align with the requirements. ​3 - Showcase your knowledge and experienceDemonstrate your knowledge of the offshore wind industry during the interview. Highlight any relevant experiences you have, such as working on wind energy projects, knowledge of wind turbine technologies, or experience with offshore operations and maintenance. Share specific examples of your contributions and accomplishments in similar roles or projects. ​💡 Added tip! If you come from a different professional background but have landed an interview at an offshore wind-focused company, it's a great opportunity to highlight your transferable skillsets to offshore infrastructure. This is especially useful if you have experience in marine operations, structural engineering, high-voltage electrical engineering, or substation experience. Make sure to shine a light on skills like working with development frameworks, handling grid connections, tackling installation and commissioning tasks, being well-versed in health, safety, and environment (HSE) practices for marine operations, managing contracts, navigating LTSAs and FIDIC contracts, and obtaining permits. Demonstrating your proficiency in these areas will showcase your diverse skillset and show that you're a seasoned professional with plenty of relevant skills for the company. ​4 - Familiarize yourself with offshore wind challenges Be prepared to discuss the unique challenges associated with offshore wind projects, such as challenges in the local supply chain, environmental impact assessments, grid integration, or weather conditions. Showcase your ability to handle these challenges by recounting examples of problem-solving or innovative approaches you have taken in previous roles or projects. ​5 - Understand safety and environmental considerationsOffshore wind projects prioritize safety and environmental considerations. Familiarize yourself with relevant safety standards, regulations, and practices, such as those set by different regional governance. Highlight any safety certifications or training you have completed and demonstrate your commitment to maintaining a safe and sustainable work environment. ​6 - Brush up on technical skills and industry terminologyReview technical skills and knowledge relevant to the offshore wind industry, such as wind turbine technology, power generation, electrical systems, or project management. Be prepared to discuss industry-specific terminology and concepts, showcasing your understanding of the technical aspects of the field. ​7 - Prepare examples of problem-solving and teamwork Be ready to share examples of how you have solved problems, overcame challenges, and have worked effectively in teams. Offshore wind projects often require collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, so highlight your ability to work well in such environments and contribute to achieving project goals. If you have experience working with diverse individuals or overseas teams, make sure you’ve gone through these projects in your head to keep them at the top of your mind. The offshore wind industry is a dynamic and quick-moving one. Being decisive and efficient in decision-making and communication are valued soft skills. ​8 - Anticipate behavioural and situational questionsPrepare for behavioural and situational interview questions that assess your competencies and fit for the role. Practice answering questions that demonstrate your ability to handle pressure, work in diverse teams, communicate effectively, and manage conflicts. ​9 - Have questions ready for the interviewerPrepare thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer about the company, the specific role, project details, and career development opportunities. This shows your interest in the company and your proactive approach to understanding the role and its expectations. ​10 - Conduct mock interviews and seek feedbackPractice mock interviews with a friend or mentor to refine your responses and gain feedback. This will help you improve your confidence, clarity of expression, and ability to effectively convey your skills and experiences. ​Finally... Remember to dress professionally, arrive early, and maintain a positive and confident demeanour during the interview. By thoroughly preparing and showcasing your knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for the offshore wind industry, you can position yourself as a strong candidate for the role. ​At LVI Associates, we are dedicated to empowering energy and infrastructure professionals to achieve their career goals. By taking the time to truly understand your aspirations, we provide you with unparalleled opportunities in the industry that align with your ambitions. 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5 Essential Tips for Hiring in the APAC Energy & Infrastructure Market

​In the highly competitive APAC region's Energy & Infrastructure market, optimizing your interview and hiring process is crucial to attract top talent. Discover our five essential tips below to enhance your hiring process and secure the best candidates for your organization.Engaging InterviewsWhen conducting interviews in the APAC region, showcase enthusiasm and interest to prospective candidates. Ask relevant questions about their interests, experiences, and careers to establish a human connection. For example, when interviewing candidates in Singapore, inquire about their experience in multicultural teams and cross-cultural communication challenges.Maximizing Career Growth OpportunitiesIn the APAC market, candidates value opportunities for career advancement. Highlight the potential for growth within your organization. For instance, discuss the unique opportunities for career advancement in Singapore's rapidly developing infrastructure sector.Enhancing Candidate ExperienceMaintain a positive and professional approach throughout the hiring process. Treat all candidates with respect, providing constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement. Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment, ensuring candidates feel valued and respected regardless of their background or experience. This is particularly important when interviewing candidates in Taiwan.Flexible Hiring DecisionsIn the competitive APAC market, remain flexible when assessing candidates. Consider creating new roles or adjusting existing ones to accommodate exceptional talent. Showcase the technological advancements and cutting-edge engineering projects in Japan to attract candidates who can contribute to the country's reputation for precision and innovation.Timeliness and DecisivenessIn the fast-paced APAC market, timeliness is crucial. Provide prompt feedback to candidates, keeping them engaged and interested. Streamline internal approval processes to avoid delays. Present competitive offers to prevent candidates from exploring other opportunities.By incorporating these five essential tips, you can significantly improve your hiring process within the APAC Energy & Infrastructure market. To fully maximize your hiring efforts, partner with LVI Associates today. With our extensive network, you will gain access to a diverse pool of top talent in the Energy & Infrastructure industry. Take the first step toward enhancing your hiring endeavors by submitting your vacancy or requesting a call back today. Our dedicated team is prepared to assist you in finding the ideal talent partner that aligns with your organization's needs and goals.​

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Top Tips to Secure Your Dream Engineering Job

​When was the last time you considered a career move? Often when we are working we are focused on the job in hand, and sometimes forget the bigger picture, and that the job market is rapidly changing every day.

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How a talent specialist can widen your career opportunities

Achieving success in a competitive professional field requires leveraging the expert knowledge of a talent specialist who understands both you and your sector. Obtaining a position that puts your abilities to use and offers room for growth can be challenging, however. That’s why having an advocate familiar with the market, organization, and industry is essential for a successful career.   Differentiating yourself from other top professionals can be made easier with the assistance of a talent specialist. Their extensive knowledge of your market, personality, and skill set will enable them to determine the best job for you that matches your skills, culture, renumeration, and development goals.As most senior level roles are exclusively advertised within an organization’s internal network and their talent partner’s network, job boards can provide little more than useful resources to help you begin identifying opportunities and get a general feel for the market. Therefore, it is often the case that professionals with a highly sought-after skillset are approached for a well-matched position when they aren’t necessarily looking for one. So, by seeking the advice of a talent specialist when considering a career move, you will benefit from an expert match-making service within an internal network of hiring organizations, and receive timely, direct feedback. The talent specialist acts as a representative for both you and the hiring company, operating with an understanding that time is precious. They will help to improve the communication process, place you in a strong position to get the most from the opportunities presented, and ensure that the culture of the company you are interested in is aligned with your personality and requirements. After all, a top talent partner’s main goal isn’t to get you into a seat in the office, but to present you with an opportunity in which you can thrive long-term. The power of strong relationshipsA talent specialist will have a strong relationship with the hiring organization and may have even placed other professionals in previous roles, meaning they’ve built up a level of trust and understanding with the people who make up the business. This gives them leverage when advocating for you and provides you with information about the company that you need when making an important career decision. A strong talent partner will have made it their business to know the company inside out and will be able to tell you exactly what they are looking for, rather than giving you generic information that ends up wasting your time.Don’t be afraid to ask questions – a talent specialist is a great source of in-depth market knowledge, giving you access to current industry trends or changes, which can give you the edge should you need to tailor your resume and interview strategy to stand out from the competition.For future referenceNurturing a relationship with a talent specialist can help you secure a position with promising prospects. Even if you don’t find the perfect role on the first try, that relationship will mean you are kept in their mind and in their database for when the perfect opportunity does arise. From resume advice to salary guidance, a talent specialist can update you on the market and show you how to leverage that to find the right role. They can also actively network for non-advertised opportunities that best fit your career goals, while helping you enhance your resume or professional branding, so you are equipped to make a stellar first impression to a prospective employer. Networking with a specialist talent partner can also develop a long-term relationship for future opportunities. In years to come, when you are ready for the next step, that consultant will still understand you, your requirements, and the best next steps available to you. And for you, it’s always a plus to have a rapport with someone who’s helping to steer your future.Experts in the art of selectionTalent partners are selective by nature. Honing the skill over time, they hand-pick the most suitable roles for professionals seeking a new opportunity. Not only does this tailored approach maximize success for all parties involved, but it also helps professionals to recognize the potential in an opportunity they may not have considered on their own, while reducing the competition and creating a higher chance of success. Be open to networking with talent specialists when you may not be actively looking; the best opportunities can often pop up when you’re least expecting it.The inside scoopAt senior level, opportunities are not always advertised through traditional mediums. Specialist talent consultants are privy to a range of positions that only they and the organizations’ internal networks are aware of. This could be especially useful in situations where the vacancies that suit your skill set are few and far between.Leading businesses often utilize a talent partner because it’s a more efficient way for them to hire the right person. Therefore, rather than hunting for opportunities that may not be visible online, you could save considerable time working with a talent specialist.Working in your interestsApproaching a job search can be daunting, but a great talent partner offers a wealth of knowledge on the state of the current job market and your specific industry. Once they get to know you and what you’re looking for, their only objective is to place you in the role that is right for you. Once they have a clear idea of what you have to offer both professionally and personally, a talent partner can help you present a strong resume to any hiring company that meet your needs. It is therefore imperative to be open and honest with your talent specialist, taking the time to clearly define your needs and expectations.Liaising with a talent partner can help increase the efficiency of your search. When you succeed, they succeed, and so it’s important to remember that they are truly there to work in your best interests, with your long-term career trajectory in mind. In the same way that networking is often less effective if you just ramp up your activity when you want a job, reaching out to a talent specialist and building a relationship with them over time could help you secure better opportunities in the future.We partner closely with senior-level professionals with elite skillsets to enable their careers now and in the future. If you would like our help to find your next opportunity,  get in touch today.

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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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How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

​A job offer is a great accomplishment, especially if you have devoted a significant amount of effort to crafting resumes and cover letters, studying potential employers and positions, preparing for presentations, and attending interviews, especially for higher-level positions. However, before making a final commitment, there are some essential factors to contemplate.A job offer should be accepted with a mindful approach as your working day and even personal life will be profoundly impacted. Your commute length, the availability of leave, and the work-life balance of the job should all be carefully weighed. After all, the quality of your life is contingent on your decisions.Before accepting an offer, take a moment to consider the following: Will this role impact your finances, work-life balance, and future? This guide helps answer all these questions, which will help you when deciding whether to accept, reject, or negotiate the offer.Am I happy with the salary offered?One of the headline aspects of a job offer to be considered is the salary on the table. Depending on where you are in your career, your salary should reflect your capabilities and overall worth within the job market, and ideally at least 10% above your current salary package. Using websites such as Glassdoor and Payscale to research equivalent salaries can you help you ensure you’re getting offered the right amount. There are other important aspects to a job offer to consider, but if the salary is lower than expected, then you may need to enter negotiations. Though a lower base salary may be offered, overall salary may be supplemented through bonuses or commission. Perks such as subsidized health care and childcare may also be included in the package, creating a mutually beneficial deal.The role may offer you a salary that is initially disappointing but puts you on a guaranteed and exciting career track with a larger reward in the near future. Also, consider the satisfaction of the job if you are offered a big step-up in pay. What demands will this new role put on you? While an impressive new wage can be attractive, it may weigh lightly against the additional stress and pressure that comes from an increase in responsibility. It’s good to be challenged from a new role, but not at the expense of your long-term happiness, so it’s important to find the balance between financial compensation and quality of life.What are the benefits?Alongside the salary, look at the break down of benefits and perks offered by the new position. If these aren’t outlined fully in your job offer, request the full details from the hiring manager. Some companies offer bumper benefits packages, which can be considered as valuable as your initial salary package. Look at the following benefits when evaluating a job offer: Annual leave - is there a generous allowance for paid time away from the office? Does the role have a good pension? What is the employer contribution to your pension? How good is the health insurance provided by the company? What does it cover, specifically? Does the role provide large money-saving perks, such as a company car, subsidized childcare, or paid memberships?How will the role affect my work-life balance?​Work-life balance is extremely important not only to your happiness, but also to your health, relationships, and even your success within your role. Consider the responsibilities of the role - are the day-to-day tasks stimulating and satisfying to you? Do they encompass the positive aspects of your previous role where you experienced success and growth? 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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Acing your interview

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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