Data Center

Data Center

LVI Associates: Your Partner for Exceptional Data Center Talent

The use of data centers, to store and share applications and data, is at an all-time high. 

Pivotal in facilitating digital transformations across a number of industries advancing themselves with AI, machine learning, IoT, and cloud computing, the expansion of data centers has led to a talent shortage. The need for the right professionals to design, build, and run data centers is critical for organization’s to keep up with the growing demand for their services. 

With over 15 years of dedicated recruitment experience, LVI Associates offers talent solutions tailored to the specialized needs of data center professionals and organizations across every phase of the energy and infrastructure lifecycle. Whether sourcing talent for the design and architectural phases of a data center, overseeing the construction and engineering aspects, networks and systems, or facilitating ongoing maintenance and operations, our expertise spans the entire spectrum of skills and roles critical to the success of data center projects.

If you're a business or organization that needs to onboard data center talent, request a call back to get to know what we offer here at LVI Associates. Alternatively, submit a job description if you already have a live vacancy. 

Whether you are looking for world-class data center talent, or are a data center professional exploring new career possibilities, LVI Associates can help. We supply top-tier talent to the industry, including Senior Project Managers, Senior Water Resource Engineers, and more.

Benefits of working with LVI Associates

As the datacenter sector embraces edge and cloud computing, AI, and sustainability efforts, it amplifies the demand for skilled professionals in these areas that can drive operational efficiency and environmental responsibility. 

If you require a data center recruitment support, we offer resources and expertise to help you achieve your business goals. With LVI Associates, you will benefit from: 

Experience

15 years’ experience as a leading talent partner in datacenters.

Network

A vast, global network of the best, in-demand data center professionals across APAC, Europe and the US.

Knowledge

Our consultants possessing in-depth knowledge of datacenters, meaning they understand the intricacies of roles and the skillsets required by employers.

Take the first step in overcoming your talent shortage by completing our form. Our dedicated team will walk you through how we can effectively partner with your organization to fulfil your datacenter recruitment needs.

Data Center Roles

As data centers adapt to accommodate growing needs for edge computing, hybrid cloud solutions, and moves towards AI and automation, the need for skilled data center professionals only increases. And as more data center become energy-efficiency and tackle their environmental impact, more data centers will also require individuals who can adopt renewable energy sources to power their operations. If you’re a data center professional, browse our open roles or submit your CV/ resume and one of our consultants will reach out when a position aligns with your profile. 

Project Manager (Data Center)

About the Role We are seeking an experienced Project Manager with a strong background in the construction delivery of hyperscale and colocation data centers. This is a unique opportunity to lead and manage critical data center construction projects across Australia, working with a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to excellence. Responsibilities Lead the end-to-end project management of data center construction projects, ensuring timely delivery within budget and scope. Oversee all phases of construction from initial planning through execution, commissioning, and handover. Collaborate with architects, engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders to develop and implement project plans. Manage project schedules, resources, budgets, and risk mitigation strategies. Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, codes, and standards, particularly those pertaining to data center construction. Conduct regular site inspections to monitor progress and ensure quality standards are met. Provide regular project updates to senior management and stakeholders, highlighting key milestones, risks, and issues. Foster a culture of safety, quality, and continuous improvement on all construction sites. Key Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, or related field). Proven experience in project management, specifically within data center, critical infrastructure, or large-scale construction projects. Demonstrated success in delivering hyper colo infrastructure projects. Strong knowledge of data center construction processes, requirements, and industry best practices. Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in project management software and tools. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively under pressure. Preferred Qualifications Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent. Experience working with hyperscale data center projects. Familiarity with Australian construction standards and regulations.

Negotiable
Sydney
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Heavy Civil and/ or Water Treatment Project Manager - Seattle

Position: Heavy Civil and/or Water Treatment Project Manager Location: Seattle, WA Salary: $140,000- $180,000 + Bonus(s) Overview: This leading general contractor is seeking an experienced Project Manager specializing in Heavy Civil and/or Water Treatment projects to join their esteemed team in Seattle, WA. This role will oversee the planning, execution, and completion of complex construction projects, ensuring they are delivered safely, on schedule, and within budget. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, technical expertise, and a proven track record of successful project management in the construction industry. Responsibilities: Lead and manage all phases of the project lifecycle from initiation to closeout, ensuring adherence to project plans, schedules, and budgets. Coordinate and collaborate with project stakeholders, including engineers, subcontractors, suppliers, and regulatory agencies. Develop and maintain project documentation, including contracts, change orders, and progress reports. Implement and enforce safety protocols and quality control measures to achieve project objectives. Monitor and control project financials, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost tracking. Resolve project issues, conflicts, and disputes in a timely and effective manner. Communicate regularly with clients to provide project updates and address concerns. Experience Needed: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Minimum of 7 years of experience in project management, specifically in Heavy Civil and/or Water Treatment projects. Proven ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with varying complexities. Extensive knowledge of construction methods, materials, and equipment. Experience with project scheduling software (e.g., Primavera, Microsoft Project). Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and environmental considerations in construction. Qualifications: Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment. Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities. Commitment to safety, quality, and client satisfaction. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Performance-based bonuses and incentives. Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans. Company vehicle and gas card. Retirement savings plan with employer match. Generous paid time off and holidays. Professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement. Employee wellness programs and resources. Dynamic and supportive work environment with opportunities for career growth. Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications, relevant experience, and career achievements. They look forward to reviewing your application and discussing how you can contribute to their team's success in delivering outstanding construction projects in the Seattle area.

US$140000 - US$180000 per year
Seattle
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Heavy Civil Estimator- Seattle, WA or Tacoma, WA

Position: Heavy Civil Estimator Location: Seattle or Tacoma, WA Salary: $140,000-$160,000 + Bonus(s) Overview: This general contractor is seeking a meticulous and experienced Heavy Civil Estimator to join their team in Seattle or Tacoma, WA. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in estimating for heavy civil construction projects, including roads, bridges, utilities, and earthwork. This role requires a keen attention to detail, analytical proficiency, and the ability to collaborate effectively with project teams and subcontractors. Responsibilities: Prepare accurate and detailed cost estimates for heavy civil construction projects, including materials, labor, equipment, and subcontractor costs. Review project plans, specifications, and other documents to determine scope of work and required resources. Conduct quantity take-offs and cost analysis to support bid proposals. Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and subcontractors to gather necessary information for bid submissions. Evaluate subcontractor and supplier quotes to ensure competitive pricing and compliance with project requirements. Develop and maintain relationships with subcontractors, suppliers, and industry professionals. Present estimates and proposals to senior management and participate in bid review meetings. Experience Needed: Minimum of 5 years of experience as an Estimator in heavy civil construction projects. Proficiency in estimating software (e.g., HCSS HeavyBid, B2W Estimate, Bluebeam). Thorough understanding of construction methods, materials, and equipment used in heavy civil projects. Experience with bid analysis, subcontractor negotiations, and cost tracking. Ability to interpret construction drawings, specifications, and technical documents. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field (preferred). Strong mathematical and analytical skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and quality. Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Performance-based bonuses and incentives. Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans. Company vehicle or gas card. Retirement savings plan with employer match. Paid time off, including vacation and holidays. Professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement. Collaborative and inclusive work environment. Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications, relevant experience in heavy civil estimating, and career achievements. They look forward to reviewing your application and discussing how you can contribute to their team's success in delivering exceptional projects in the Seattle or Tacoma area.

US$140000 - US$160000 per year
Seattle
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Heavy Civil and/ or Industrial Estimator- Vancouver, WA

Position: Heavy Civil and/ or Industrial Estimator Location: Vancouver, WA Salary: $140,000-$160,000 + Bonus(s) and Ownership Potential Overview: This General Contractor is seeking an experienced Estimator to join their team in Vancouver, WA. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in estimating for heavy civil and/or industrial construction projects. This role requires meticulous attention to detail, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities: Prepare accurate and timely cost estimates for heavy civil and/or industrial projects, including materials, labor, and equipment costs. Analyze project plans, specifications, and requirements to develop detailed estimates. Collaborate with project managers, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers to gather necessary information for bids. Evaluate subcontractor and supplier quotes to ensure competitive pricing. Review project scope and contracts to identify potential risks and opportunities. Present estimates and proposals to senior management and clients. Maintain current knowledge of industry trends, estimating software, and best practices. Experience Needed: Minimum of 5 years of experience as an Estimator in heavy civil and/or industrial construction projects. Proficiency in estimating software (e.g., HCSS HeavyBid). Strong understanding of construction methods, materials, and equipment. Experience with bid analysis, subcontractor negotiations, and cost tracking. Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications. Excellent mathematical and analytical skills. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related field (preferred). Proven track record of successfully bidding and winning projects. Ability to work independently and manage multiple deadlines. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. Company vehicle and gas card. Retirement savings plan with employer match. Paid time off and holidays. Professional development opportunities. Collaborative and inclusive work environment. Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and experience. They look forward to reviewing your application and discussing how you can contribute to their team.

US$140000 - US$160000 per year
Vancouver
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MEP PM - Travelling

**Travelling MEP Project Manager - Data Center Construction** Salary: $170,000-$210,000 Are you a seasoned professional with expertise in MEP Data Center Construction? Do you thrive on managing complex projects within the dynamic field of construction, specifically those that are mission-critical to our modern digital infrastructure? If so, we invite you to consider an exciting opportunity as a Travelling MEP Project Manager. This role is permanent and will have you engaging across various sites throughout the US. As part of our dedicated team focused on constructing state-of-the-art Data Centers, your experience and leadership skills will be pivotal for successful project delivery. You'll be at the forefront of where technology meets physical space; ensuring these vital structures are built efficiently and reliably. Key Responsibilities: - Oversee all aspects of Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) engineering phases. - Manage resources effectively while travelling between multiple job sites nationwide. - Implement best practices related to standards, ensuring consistent quality control. Required Skills: - 10+ years of MEP Construction Expertise: Proficiency in planning and executing mechanical, electrical, plumbing stages crucially determining operational integrity of large facilities like Data Centers - Understanding low voltage installations critical for powering up today's high-tech environments safely and sustainability - Worked on at least 3 hyper-scale Data Center Projects. Has familiarity and insight into specific challenges posed by constructing specialized buildings designed house technological assets - Mission Critical Acumen: Demonstrated ability handling pressures associated with delivering essential infrastructures through meticulous coordination - Project Management Prowess: Proven track record directing teams toward common goals under tight time lines without compromising standards or safety - Relevant degree (preferred) - Open to travel We seek someone who embodies dedication and professionalism, capable of leading edge innovation. Apply now and embark upon career journey offers both challenge fulfilment! *Note*: Position requires significant travel flexibility commitment.

US$170000 - US$210000 per annum
Ohio
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Vice President - National Head of Data Centers

Our client is a powerhouse in the construction industry, 100% employee-owned and renowned for delivering high-value projects with excellence. This role focuses on data center construction and developing this business line in major advanced technology projects. You will strategize for growth across the US and lead construction excellence. Position Overview: We're seeking a national leader for our data center division. If you're a seasoned leader with a proven track record in managing large-scale data center projects or advanced technology, and have strong market relationships in key locations, this is your opportunity. Responsibilities: Business Development: Execute new business lines and develop current key accounts for data center clients. Team Building: Build a team of management and market-specific specialists. Project Management: Oversee all team management for data center construction projects, from inception to completion. Strategy Development: Develop and execute construction strategies, schedules, and budgets to ensure project success. Subcontractor Management: Oversee subcontractor selection and management, ensuring adherence to project requirements. Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders to ensure project alignment and client satisfaction. Continuous Improvement: Champion initiatives to enhance construction processes and outcomes. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field; Master's degree preferred. Extensive experience in construction management with a successful track record in delivering large-scale data center projects. Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams. In-depth knowledge of data center construction processes, methodologies, and best practices. Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving abilities. What We Offer: Employee Ownership: Be part of a 100% employee-owned company. Competitive Compensation: Enjoy a comprehensive salary and benefits package tailored to your expertise. Leadership Opportunity: Lead our talented team and shape the future of our data center construction division. Exciting Projects: Work on cutting-edge data center projects that push the boundaries of innovation. Career Growth: Take advantage of ample opportunities for professional development and advancement within our organization. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Join us as we pave the way for the future of mission-critical infrastructure!

US$200000 - US$295000 per annum
Dallas
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President of Data Center Construction & Development

Job Title: President of Data Center Construction Company: Major US Based contractor Location: Dallas - (Offers relocation) We are representing a powerhouse in construction who are 100% employee owned and renowned for excellence in delivering high-value projects. This role is focused on data center construction and developing this business line in major advanced technology projects, strategizing for growth across the US and leading construction excellence. Position Overview: We're seeking a national company lead for this data center division. If you're a seasoned leader with a proven track record in managing data center projects or advanced technology of mid size and large scale. A person with relationships to relevant market contacts in the companies key locations, experience in strategizing and executing business growth. Responsibilities: Business development - execute new business lines, develop current key accounts for data center clients. Build a team of management and market specific specialists. Take charge of all team management for data center construction projects, from inception to completion. Develop and execute construction strategies, schedules, and budgets to ensure project success. Oversee subcontractor selection and management, ensuring adherence to project requirements. Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders to ensure project alignment and client satisfaction. Champion continuous improvement initiatives to enhance construction processes and outcomes. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field; Master's degree preferred. Extensive experience in construction management, with a track record of success in delivering large-scale data center projects. Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire and motivate teams towards project goals. In-depth knowledge of data center construction processes, methodologies, and best practices. Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving abilities. What We Offer: 100% employee owned Competitive Compensation Package: Enjoy a comprehensive salary and benefits package tailored to your expertise. Multiple bonuses across 1 year Leadership Opportunity: Lead our talented team and shape the future of our data center construction division. Exciting Projects: Work on cutting-edge data center projects that push the boundaries of innovation. Career Growth: Take advantage of ample opportunities for professional development and advancement within our organization. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Join us as we pave the way for the future of mission critical infrastructure!

US$250000 - US$320000 per annum + Bonus, ESOP
Dallas
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Travelling Senior Project Manager

**Travelling Senior Project Manager - Data Center Construction** Are you an experienced Project Manager with a passion for construction and the agility to lead projects across various locations? Our client is seeking a Travelling Senior Project Manager who specializes in Data Center construction, offering an opportunity to manage high-stake projects within one of the most dynamic sectors today. This permanent role requires not only expertise in overseeing complex construction projects but also adaptability and resilience as travel will be part of your routine. The successful candidate will work alongside industry experts committed to excellence, innovation, and sustainability. As our ideal candidate: - You possess substantial experience specifically related to Data Center construction, - Your skills include adeptness at managing large-scale infrastructure projects from inception through completion while maintaining quality standards. - Leadership comes naturally; guiding teams toward success under variable conditions is what makes you stand out. Key Skills Required: *Project Management:* Mastery over initiating, planning executing monitoring & closing diverse building initiatives *Data Center Expertise*: Specific insight into constructing facilities housing critical IT resources. Experience needed: - 5+ Years Project Manager experience - Completed 2+ Data Center projects - 5+ Years working within a general contractor company. If this unique blend of travel readiness and Data Center experience speaks directly towards your professional aspirations - we encourage you apply immediately! Join us on this journey where each location unveils new challenges met by your leadership finesse.

US$175000 - US$175001 per annum
United States of America
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Travelling Senior Superintendent

**Travelling Senior Superintendent - Data Center Construction Projects** Are you a construction professional with experience in Data Center projects? We are seeking a seasoned Travelling Senior Superintendent to join our dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who have managed large-scale construction sites and have a passion for technology infrastructure development. As the lead on-site, you will be pivotal in ensuring that project goals are met while maintaining strict adherence to safety protocols and quality standards. Your role involves frequent travel across various locations within the US, providing leadership at every phase of complex building processes. **Key Responsibilities:** - Oversee daily operations on-site at multiple Data Center constructions. - Coordinate between different teams including subcontractors, engineers, architects, and clients. - Ensure all work complies with company policies as well as legal health & safety standards. - Manage timelines effectively to meet delivery deadlines without compromising quality or budget constraints. **Required Skills:** -Proven track record managing resources successfully from inception through completion-including time management skills crucial when dealing with tight schedules typical within this sector -Data Center knowledge -Specific expertise related directly towards constructing facilities designed specifically around hosting computer servers which can include aspects like redundant power sources/cooling mechanisms; needed because they differ significantly than traditional buildings due their technical requirements/sensitivities involved **Experience needed:** - 5+ Years Superintendent experience - Completed 2+ Data Center projects - 5+ Years working within a general contractor company. This position offers not just another job but rather unique career journey where your skillset gets challenged regularly whilst helping shape future technologies' physical homes! If leading-edge innovation excites you-and traveling forms part everyday life-then don't hesitate apply today! Join us shaping tomorrow's digital landscapes by applying now!

US$120000 - US$200000 per annum
United States of America
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Electrical Project Manager - Data Center Construction

Electrical Construction Project Manager Role - Michigan - Exceptional Per Diem & Project Opportunities Experienced based salaries - $120,000 - $140,000 This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the top electrical sub contractors in the US. If you want to work for a company with a genuine care for their employees, work on exceptional projects and build a career in the most reliable and expanding construction market then this is for you! The Role: We are partnered with one of the leading Subcontractors to find them the very best Electrical Project Managers that Michigan has to offer. The successful candidate for this role will go straight into working on a highly notable, $250M+ project that offers over 5 years worth of work on this project alone. The company specialises in high voltage construction across recession proof markets including Data Centers, Healthcare and Industrial Construction, with the first project being a $200M+ electrical scope data center project. Experience in working with new and renovation electrical construction experience in these market sectors is therefore essential to be successful in this role. Essential Experience Required: 5+ Years of working with High voltage, Multimillion Dollar Construction Projects Experience working with Data Centers, Industrial, is essential Experience handling projects valued over $250M is highly desired Located in Michigan or willing to relocate to the Michigan area Experience working for an electrical sub-contractor is essential 10+ Years of Project Management Desired Experience: Experience handling new electrical construction or renovation projects Experience leading projects valued over $50M Experience travelling Have degree in electrical construction or other similar qualifications 5+ Years as a Project Manager in the electrical construction space

US$120000 - US$140000 per annum
Michigan
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Senior Project Manager - Electrical Construction

Senior Electrical Construction Project Manager Role - Michigan - Travelling Role - Including Excellent Per Diem Experienced based salary - $145,000 - $165,000 This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the top electrical sub contractors in the US. If you want to work for a company with a genuine care for their employees, work on exceptional projects and build a career in the most reliable and expanding construction market then this is for you! The Role: We are partnered with one of the leading contractors to find them the very best Senior Project Managers that Michigan has to offer. The successful candidate for this role will go straight into working on a highly notable, $250M+ data center project, that has broken ground within the last month. The company specialises in high voltage construction across most construction markets including Data Centers and Industrial Construction, with the first project being a data center. Experience in working with new and renovation electrical construction experience in these market sectors is therefore essential to be successful in this role. Essential Experience Required: 10+ Years of working with high voltage, $100M+ construction projects Experience working with Data Centers, Battery Plant, Manufacturing Facilities or Cold Storage Experience handling projects valued over $250M is highly desired Located in Michigan or willing to travel in the area Experience working for an electrical sub-contractor is essential 10+ Years of Project Management Desired Experience: Experience handling new electrical construction or renovation projects Experience leading projects valued over $50M Experience travelling Have degree in electrical construction or other similar qualifications 5+ Years as a Project Manager in the electrical construction space

US$145000 - US$160000 per annum
Michigan
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MEP Superintendent - Columbus - Ohio

MEP Superintendent Travelling Role - Data Center Construction We are currently seeking to add an MEP Superintendent to one of the top Design Build General Contractors in the US. Originally from Alabama, and offices located across the South East too, the contractor specialise in commercial, healthcare, life science and now data center construction. With over 10 years of data center construction experience under their belt already, the client is looking to bolster their MEP, teams in the data center space, starting with bringing on an experienced travelling MEP Superintendent, for a milti billion dollar facility. The contractor already has over 5 projects valued over $500M that has already broken ground in multiple states in the US, and has a further pipeline valued over $1B in data center projects alone. Given the data center construction space rapidly expanding for this company, they have built the team to be experienced and being led by one of the strongest members of their senior management team that has a real drive for an open door policy. Requirements for the role: Minimum of 5 years of MEP Construction in data center construction Minimum of 5 years of working on hyper-scale data center projects Ideally led teams on new, ground up data centers Be located or be willing to travel to Ohio Experience in training teams Company benefits and perks: Strong Per Diem and Travel Package Competitive Salaries Industry defining projects Return Home Twice A Month Covered By Employer

US$135000 - US$180000 per annum
Columbus
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The shortage of skilled engineers in Australia is a pressing concern shared by everyone involved in infrastructure development. This deficit is hampering the country's ability to execute crucial infrastructure projects effectively. KPMG's Annual Leadership Survey underscores a major worry among leaders, with up to 77% losing sleep over the challenge of finding the right talent. Similarly, a report by Professionals Australia titled “Engineering a Better Future” estimates a shortfall of 200,000 engineering professionals. Elizabeth Pugh, Associate Director at LVI Associates Australia, shares her insights on this engineering profession gap and delves into how organisations can overcome it by leveraging international talent. Read about her observations below:There's a general consensus that international engineers play a crucial role in bridging the immediate skill gap. However, the focus on nurturing local talent through education and enhancing the profession's appeal is equally important for long-term solutions. The debate intensifies around optimally utilising overseas talent, with barriers still in place. Dr. Maryam Raji from Melbourne University's Faculty of Business and Economics emphasises the need for educational reforms and increased professional attractiveness to develop local talent. She refers to Engineering Australia’s report to the Department of Home Affairs, which reveals that 70% of engineers in Australia are international-born, yet many are either unemployed or not working in their field. My experience as a professional services engineering recruiter in Australia confirms this. Frequently, international engineers with extensive global experience are overlooked due to their lack of familiarity with Australian building codes and regulations. Common reasons for rejection include: Time constraints: Firms often lack the time to train new hires on local regulations due to pressing project deadlines.Fear of talent loss: Concerns that trained engineers might leave for competitors.Negative assumptions: Doubts about international engineers' ability to adapt to local market regulations.As a practical and business-oriented manager, I understand these concerns, but it's clear that Australia could better leverage international engineering talent. A national, or even organisational-wide, integrated strategy could help to address these challenges.Solutions include:Conversion courses: Creating a mandatory framework for educating and testing experienced engineers on Australian building and regulatory requirements, similar to initiatives in healthcare and legal sectors.Positive workplace culture for retention: Ensuring a supportive work environment is essential for retaining all employees, regardless of their origin.Dispelling myths: Recognising the value of international engineers who have successfully adapted and contributed in various countries, including Australia.In short, there are likely many other viable solutions to this persistent and growing issue. What other strategies could effectively address Australia's engineering talent gap? My team and I at LVI Associates welcome any additional insights or suggestions, and if you are facing challenges attracting top talent, please do not hesitate to get in touch.​​Elizabeth PughAssociate Director - AustraliaAssociate Director - Elizabeth, heads up the Australian and Southeast Asian Engineering talent space. She and her team are well-versed in the nuanced requirements of the region and are well-equipped to help organisations across all parts of engineering businesses. LVI Associates' proven track record in connecting talented individuals with outstanding organisations ensures that we help you source the best talent available. Start a conversation about your talent needs today.REQUEST A CALL BACK

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