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LVI Associates: Your Leading Partner for Exceptional Environmental Talent

With a wealth of experience spanning over a decade, LVI Associates is a specialist in providing permanent, contract, and multi-hire talent solutions for projects worldwide, specifically in the Environmental sector. We have a proven track record of delivering outstanding talent in areas related to conservation, sustainability, waste management, and green initiatives. Our global expertise in recruitment, onboarding, and retaining Environmental professionals ensures that our clients have access to world-class talent with the experience, skills, and passion to make a positive impact in this crucial field.

We are dedicated to delivering extraordinary Environmental professionals to our clients. If you're in search of talent, request a call back today, and we'll strengthen your talent pool with our deep sector knowledge and global reach.

For industry professionals seeking exceptional opportunities, don't miss out on working with the exceptional organizations we collaborate with. Explore our current roles or submit your CV/resume to uncover the possibilities of finding your dream job in the Environmental sector.

Benefits of working with LVI Associates

The demand for robust, efficient, and environmentally-friendly projects is skyrocketing as industries increasingly recognize the need for such expertise. Urban growth, population increases, and the urgency for sustainable climate solutions are driving factors behind this surge in demand.

If you're in urgent need of talented Environmental professionals to fill vital roles or seeking the right talent to shape your long-term objectives, LVI Associates has the expertise and personnel to deliver excellent results. When you collaborate with the LVI Associates' Environmental team, here's what you can expect:

Experience

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

Network

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

Knowledge

Our award-winning Environmental talent specialists offer bespoke, tailored guidance on the latest hiring trends and industry news to help you achieve your goals.

Take the first step in overcoming your talent shortage by completing our form. Our dedicated team awaits the opportunity to discuss how we can effectively partner with your organization to fulfill your hiring goals.

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Environmental Jobs

Are you deeply passionate about your Environmental career? Then, seize the chance to explore our current job opportunities, featuring licensed site remediation, industrial water management, wastewater management, and much more. Take the next step towards making a significant difference in the environmental field. Don't wait any longer – submit your CV/resume today and embrace these incredible opportunities that await you.

Principal Environmental Engineer

Join a Leading Engineering Firm in the Boston Metro Area as a Principal LSP! With over 50 years of service in the New England region, our client, a recognized leader in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Sciences, is seeking a Principal Licensed Site Professional (LSP) to join their team. They offer a solid compensation and benefits plan, including competitive salaries, comprehensive insurance coverage, a 401(k) retirement plan with company match, and more. Their flexible hybrid working environment, professional development opportunities, and team-oriented culture make them an ideal place to advance your career. Key Responsibilities: Manage comprehensive site investigations, assess risks, and develop remediation strategies. Oversee the implementation of remediation plans and ensure compliance with regulations. Interact with regulatory agencies, clients, and stakeholders to facilitate decision-making. Mentor and develop staff while collaborating with colleagues across the organization. Requirements: Current Massachusetts LSP license is mandatory. Bachelor's or Master's degree in environmental science, geology, engineering, or related field. 10+ years of experience in site investigations and remediation projects. Proficiency in environmental regulations and best practices, especially within Massachusetts. Strong project management skills and ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders. Attention to detail, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. Familiarity with environmental software and tools used in site investigation and remediation. Benefits: Competitive compensation ranging from $120,000 to $160,000, commensurate with experience. Paid holidays and vacations. Comprehensive health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance. 401(k) retirement plan with company match. Tuition reimbursement for professional development. Flexible hybrid working environment. Professional registrations and licensing fees covered. Professional memberships to enhance networking and learning opportunities. Apply Now and Join! If you are a seasoned LSP with a proven track record and a passion for leadership, we encourage you to apply. Join our client's team and contribute to innovative and sustainable environmental solutions while advancing your career in an empowering and collaborative culture.

US$120000 - US$160000 per annum
Boston
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Principal Environmental Professional

Take the next step in your career with an industry-leading environmental consulting firm! They are actively seeking a highly skilled Principal Environmental Consultant to join their dynamic team in Boston, MA. As an organically growing firm, they don't plan to acquire any firms or get acquired by a private equity firm. There are annual and quarterly bonuses based on company performance. There's a lot of growth potential over the next few years, so come join the team! Responsibilities: Provide expert technical and project management support across all phases of environmental projects. Achieve annual net revenue exceeding half a million dollars. Lead projects, nurture key client relationships, and oversee staff development, working closely with our business development team to identify and pursue new opportunities. Play a pivotal role in driving technical excellence and employee growth within the office, collaborating with other Principals to shape the vision and direction of the team. Skills and Experience: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Environmental, Civil, or Chemical) or a science-related field (Geology or Earth Science preferred); Master's degree is a plus. Over 10 years of proven success in environmental consulting. Possession of a Professional Engineer (PE) license. Familiarity with state environmental programs/regulations, with additional experience in federal superfund (CERCLA) and RCRA corrective action remediation programs being a strong advantage. A well-established clientele comprising Fortune 500s, outside counsel, and/or developers, aligning with our core practice areas. Strongly Preferred Demonstrated success as a "seller-doer" with a track record of winning business strong interest in mentoring junior staff. Benefits: Competitive compensation ranging from $120,000 to $160,000, commensurate with experience. 80% medical benefit coverage 401K plan Quarterly bonuses Worldwide travel assistance If you are a seasoned environmental consultant with a proven track record, a passion for leadership, and a desire to contribute to the growth of our firm, we invite you to apply. Join us and be part of a team that drives excellence in environmental solutions!

US$120000 - US$160000 per annum
Boston
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Mechanical / Design Engineer, Japan (Mie)

I am hiring for a Mechanical (Design) Engineer for a global engineering company in the Marine industry. With offices across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and APAC, the company aims to maintain it's position at forefront of the shipping industry and grow their team in Mie, Japan. Job Responsibilities: Responsible for the design planning according to technical requirements as stated in the contract and standards. Plan layout design, interface to vessel or onshore structure and kinematics of equipment Calculate weight, force and technical solutions as well as plan operation order of given equipment. Support technical discussions with stakeholders on DR/CM/ Purchase. Job Qualifications Mechanical engineering background with knowledge of mechanics theory and design Familiar with rules and regulations in the marine industry Experienced in design processes, production and installation. Skilled in CAD Able to speak Japanese and basic English For further information about this position please apply.

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Japan
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Heavy Civil Project Engineer- Portland, OR

Position: Heavy Civil Project Engineer in Location: Portland, OR Salary: $85,000- $105,000 + Bonus(s) Are you an ambitious and detail-oriented engineer looking to contribute your expertise to transformative heavy civil projects? This leading general contractor is currently seeking a dedicated Heavy Civil Project Engineer to join their team in Portland, OR. As a vital part of their construction projects, you'll have the opportunity to drive innovation, ensure precision, and shape the future of infrastructure in their city. If you're excited to be part of a dynamic team and take on challenging projects, we encourage you to apply! Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field. EIT/FE certification; PE license preferred but not required. Proficiency in civil engineering design software and project management tools. Strong understanding of construction techniques and materials. Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills. Effective communication abilities to collaborate with cross-functional teams. Familiarity with local regulations, permits, and industry standards. Experience: 2+ years of experience in heavy civil engineering and construction projects. Hands-on involvement in project planning, design, and execution. Experience in producing detailed engineering drawings, specifications, and reports. Familiarity with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, or similar design software. Track record of coordinating with contractors, subcontractors, and stakeholders. Knowledge of cost estimation, budgeting, and project scheduling. Previous exposure to environmental and safety regulations. Responsibilities: Assist in the design and development of project plans, specifications, and schedules. Collaborate with project managers to ensure project objectives are met. Conduct field inspections to monitor construction progress and quality. Provide technical support to field teams and resolve engineering issues. Prepare and review project documentation, reports, and drawings. Participate in budget tracking and cost control efforts. Liaise with regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with permits and regulations. Benefits: Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. Retirement savings plan with company matching. Professional development and training opportunities. Exposure to cutting-edge technology and tools for project management. Collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity. Opportunity to contribute to iconic infrastructure projects in the region. Eager to advance your engineering career in a vibrant urban environment? Join their team of experts dedicated to building a better future for Portland. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, thanks!

US$85000 - US$105000 per year
Portland
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Certified Asbestos Investigator/Project Manager

Job Title: Certified Asbestos Investigator Location: New York City, NY Company Overview: Join our dynamic team, a leading environmental consulting firm dedicated to providing top-notch services in asbestos management, inspection, and remediation. With a commitment to excellence and safety, we help our clients navigate regulatory requirements and ensure compliance with environmental laws. Position Overview: We are seeking a Certified Asbestos Investigator to join our team in New York City. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting thorough inspections and assessments of asbestos-containing materials in various structures, including residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. This role requires expertise in identifying asbestos hazards, adhering to regulatory standards, and providing comprehensive reports to clients. Responsibilities: Perform detailed inspections to identify asbestos-containing materials in buildings and structures. Collect samples of suspected asbestos materials for analysis in accredited laboratories. Document findings accurately and prepare comprehensive reports detailing asbestos presence, location, and condition. Advise clients on asbestos management strategies, including removal, encapsulation, or maintenance. Stay current with federal, state, and local regulations related to asbestos inspection and abatement. Collaborate with clients, contractors, and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Qualifications: Valid certification as a NYC CAI. Proven experience conducting asbestos inspections and assessments. Strong knowledge of asbestos-containing materials, sampling techniques, and abatement procedures. Excellent attention to detail and ability to accurately document findings. Effective communication skills, with the ability to interact professionally with clients and stakeholders. Familiarity with relevant regulations, including NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) guidelines. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

US$100000 - US$125000 per annum
New York
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Principal Air Quality Specialist

We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Principal Air Quality Consultant to join the team in the vibrant Pacific Northwest region. At this leading consulting firm, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the work of a company dedicated to sustantainability and creating sustainable solutions across industries. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and expertise in air quality management, regulations, and compliance, as well as a proven track record of successfully leading and managing air quality projects. Responsibilities: Provide strategic leadership and technical expertise in air quality consulting projects. Lead and manage air quality assessments, monitoring programs, and regulatory compliance projects. Develop and implement innovative solutions to address air quality challenges and mitigate environmental impacts. Conduct air quality modeling and data analysis to assess air pollution levels and identify potential risks. Collaborate with clients, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders to ensure compliance with air quality regulations and standards. Prepare technical reports, presentations, and permit applications for regulatory review. Mentor and provide guidance to junior staff members, fostering professional growth and development within the team. Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or related field. Minimum of 12 years of experience in air quality consulting or a related field. Strong understanding of air quality regulations, including Clean Air Act (CAA), National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and state-specific regulations in the Pacific Northwest. Proficiency in air quality modeling software (e.g., AERMOD, CALPUFF) and data analysis tools. Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and interact with clients and regulatory agencies. Professional certifications (e.g., Certified Air Quality Professional, Professional Engineer) preferred but not required Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company. Dynamic and collaborative work environment with a focus on innovation and sustainability. Opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment and communities in the Pacific Northwest. How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume!

US$150000 - US$190000 per annum
Seattle
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Environmental Project Manager

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Environmental Project Manager to join our team in either Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon. This global environmental consulting firms offers incredible growth opportunities and the ability to grow your skills in leadership and management. The ideal candidate will have a Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Geologist (PG) license and a strong background in environmental consulting and project management. Responsibilities: Manage environmental projects from inception to completion, including scope development, budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation. Coordinate with clients, regulatory agencies, and subcontractors to ensure project objectives are met in accordance with applicable regulations and industry standards. Conduct site assessments, environmental impact assessments, and remediation activities as needed. Prepare technical reports, permit applications, and other project deliverables. Provide technical expertise and guidance to project team members. Monitor project progress and performance to identify and address potential issues proactively. Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and safety standards. Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Environmental Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or related field. Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Geologist (PG) license required. Minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental consulting, with a focus on project management. Strong understanding of federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with clients, regulators, and team members. Proficiency in project management software and Microsoft Office Suite. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Willingness to travel to project sites as needed. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company. Collaborative and supportive work environment with a focus on work-life balance. How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume!

US$85000 - US$115000 per annum
Seattle
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Heavy Civil Project Manager- Seattle, WA

Position: Heavy Civil Project Manager Location: Seattle, WA Salary: $135,000- $165,000 + Bonus(s) Are you a dynamic and results-oriented leader with a passion for managing transformative heavy civil construction projects? This leading general contractor is currently seeking an experienced Heavy Civil Project Manager to join their team in Seattle, WA. As a key member of their organization, you'll oversee the successful execution of projects that shape the city's infrastructure landscape. If you're ready to lead with excellence and drive impactful change, we encourage you to apply! Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Proven track record in managing heavy civil construction projects. Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and guide project teams. Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. Proficiency in project management software and tools. Thorough understanding of construction codes, regulations, and industry standards. Ability to effectively manage project budgets, schedules, and resources. Experience: 5+ years of experience in heavy civil construction project management. Successful delivery of large-scale projects on time and within budget. Experience with project planning, scheduling, and cost control. Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients, subcontractors, and stakeholders. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to navigate complex project challenges. Familiarity with environmental compliance and safety protocols. Previous experience managing projects in the Seattle area is a plus. Responsibilities: Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, schedules, and budgets. Lead project teams, including engineers, subcontractors, and field staff, to ensure project objectives are met. Monitor project progress, quality, and compliance with safety standards and regulations. Collaborate with clients to understand project requirements and expectations. Identify and mitigate project risks and issues in a timely manner. Manage project documentation, including contracts, permits, and change orders. Provide regular project updates and reports to stakeholders. Benefits: Competitive salary package with performance-based incentives. Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance coverage. Retirement savings plan with company matching. Professional development and training opportunities to enhance your skills. Exposure to diverse and challenging projects in the vibrant city of Seattle. Collaborative and supportive work environment that fosters growth and innovation. Opportunity for career advancement within a reputable construction company. Ready to take your career to the next level and lead impactful construction projects in Seattle? Join this team of dedicated professionals and be part of shaping the city's future. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, thanks!

US$135000 - US$165000 per year
Seattle
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*Hybrid* Associate Environmental Planner

Job Title: *Hybrid* Associate Environmental Planner Salary: $75,000 - $110,000 Location: Orange, California Our Client: Join our esteemed team at a leading land-use, transportation, and environmental planning firm headquartered in Orange, California. We specialize in providing innovative solutions to complex planning challenges, serving a diverse range of clients across various sectors. As advocates for sustainable development, we are committed to shaping environments that enhance communities while preserving natural resources. Position Overview: We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Environmental Planner to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for environmental planning, possess a strong understanding of regulatory frameworks, and thrive in a collaborative work environment. This role offers hybrid flexibility with two days per week in the office. Responsibilities: Prepare environmental documents in compliance with state and federal regulations, with a focus on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Coordinate with project teams, clients, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders to facilitate project approvals. Stay current with relevant legislation and industry trends in environmental planning. Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Urban Planning, or a related field. 2+ years of experience in environmental planning or a related field, preferably within a consulting environment. Demonstrable knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other relevant environmental regulations. Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Proficiency in GIS, AutoCAD, or other relevant software is a plus. Benefits: Competitive salary ranging from $75,000 to $110,000, commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. Professional development opportunities and support for continuing education. Collaborative and inclusive work culture that values diversity and innovation.

US$75000 - US$110000 per annum
Orange
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*Remote* Senior-Principal Environmental Planner

Job Title: Senior-Principal Environmental Planner Salary: $120,000 - $190,000 Location: 100% Remote About Us: [Company Name] is a leading Transportation Engineering and Environmental Planning firm, fully owned by its employees. We specialize in providing comprehensive solutions to complex transportation challenges, integrating innovative engineering with sustainable environmental planning. With a commitment to excellence and employee ownership, we deliver exceptional results for our clients while fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment. Position Overview: We are seeking a highly experienced Senior-Principal Environmental Planner to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in leading environmental planning efforts for a diverse range of transportation projects. Your expertise will contribute to the successful completion of projects while also supporting our marketing and business development initiatives. Responsibilities: Lead and manage environmental planning activities for transportation projects, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and project requirements. Author CEQA documents, including Initial Studies, Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), and Mitigated Negative Declarations (MNDs), with a high level of quality and attention to detail. Provide technical expertise and guidance on environmental planning issues, including but not limited to air quality, noise, biological resources, and cultural resources. Collaborate with project teams, clients, and regulatory agencies to facilitate the permitting process and resolve environmental compliance issues. Assist in marketing and business development efforts, including proposal preparation, client presentations, and networking activities. Requirements: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Urban Planning, or a related field. 6+ years of experience in environmental planning, with a focus on transportation projects. Proven track record of authoring CEQA documents and conducting environmental compliance assessments. Thorough understanding of California environmental regulations and permitting processes. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a remote team environment. Experience in marketing and business development is desirable but not required. Ability to bring a book of business is preferred but not required. Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and employee stock ownership. Flexible work schedule and remote work environment. Opportunities for professional growth and advancement within a employee-owned firm. Supportive and inclusive company culture that values collaboration and innovation.

US$120000 - US$190000 per annum
California
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Certified Asbestos Consultant

Job Title: Certified Asbestos Consultant Salary: $90,000 - $130,000 Location: Los Angeles, California Company Overview: Join a dynamic team at a premier California-based geotechnical and environmental consulting firm. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, our Client provide comprehensive solutions to our clients in various industries, including industrial facilities, heavy metal refineries, and aerospace. As a trusted partner to Fortune 500 companies, we are dedicated to delivering superior service while prioritizing safety, compliance, and environmental stewardship. Position Overview: We are seeking a Certified Asbestos Consultant to join our team in Los Angeles. This position offers a unique opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients and projects while contributing to our mission of providing high-quality environmental services. The ideal candidate will be a motivated professional with expertise in asbestos consulting and a commitment to excellence in environmental compliance. Responsibilities: Conduct asbestos inspections, assessments, and surveys at various industrial facilities, heavy metal refineries, aerospace sites, and other client locations. Prepare comprehensive asbestos reports, including findings, recommendations, and compliance documentation. Develop asbestos abatement plans and oversee remediation activities to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices. Collaborate with clients, regulatory agencies, and project teams to address asbestos-related issues and implement effective solutions. Provide technical expertise and guidance to clients and colleagues on asbestos regulations, management strategies, and risk mitigation measures. Stay current on emerging trends, regulations, and technologies related to asbestos consulting and environmental compliance. Qualifications: Certification as an Asbestos Consultant in accordance with California regulations (Cal/OSHA, AHERA, NIOSH, EPA). Bachelor's degree in environmental science, geology, engineering, or related field. Minimum of 4 years of experience in asbestos consulting, with a strong understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards. Proven ability to conduct thorough asbestos inspections and assessments in diverse industrial settings. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to clients, colleagues, and regulatory agencies. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Proficiency in relevant software and tools for asbestos assessment, data management, and reporting. Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits package Hybrid work environment with remote and office-based opportunities Professional development and training opportunities Opportunities for career advancement and growth Collaborative and supportive work culture

US$90000 - US$130000 per annum
Los Angeles
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Principal Environmental Consultant

Job Title: Principal Consultant - Environmental Salary: $130,000 - $210,000 Location: San Diego, California Company Overview: Our Client is a leading environmental consulting firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to complex environmental challenges. We specialize in soil and groundwater remediation, compliance, and construction; using cutting-edge technology to help clients achieve sustainable outcomes. Our team of experts is committed to delivering high-quality services while prioritizing environmental stewardship and client satisfaction. Position Overview: We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Principal Consultant to join our team in San Diego. The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional with a strong background in environmental engineering, geology, or related scientific fields, and a proven track record of success in soil and groundwater remediation projects. As a Principal Consultant, you will play a key role in both winning and executing projects, leveraging your expertise to deliver exceptional results for our clients. Responsibilities: Lead business development efforts to identify and pursue new opportunities in soil and groundwater remediation. Cultivate and maintain relationships with clients, regulatory agencies, and industry partners. Prepare technical proposals, scope of work documents, and project budgets. Serve as the primary point of contact for clients throughout project execution, ensuring timely delivery and exceeding expectations. Provide technical expertise and guidance to project teams, overseeing all aspects of remediation projects from planning and design to implementation and monitoring. Conduct site assessments, investigations, and remediation activities in accordance with applicable regulations and industry best practices. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop innovative solutions and drive continuous improvement. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher in environmental engineering, geology, hydrogeology, or related field. Minimum of 10 years of experience in environmental consulting, with a focus on soil and groundwater remediation. Professional licensure or certification (e.g., PE, PG, CHg) preferred. Strong understanding of federal, state, and local environmental regulations and permitting requirements. Proven track record of successfully managing and delivering complex remediation projects on time and within budget. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with clients, colleagues, and regulatory agencies. Strong leadership abilities, with experience mentoring junior staff and leading project teams. Proficiency in relevant software and analytical tools for data analysis, modeling, and reporting. Benefits: 100% Employee-Owned Firm Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage 401(k) retirement plan with company match Competitive paid time off and holidays Strong professional development opportunities

US$130000 - US$210000 per annum
San Diego
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Overcoming Australia's Infrastructure Talent Shortage: Tips from Expert Consultants

​In a highly competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent is a critical challenge for companies operating in Australia's infrastructure, water, transport, and environmental sectors. The skills shortages in these fields have left businesses struggling to find and secure the right talent to meet their needs. To address this issue, we recently hosted a webinar featuring expert consultants from these markets, who shared their tips and advice on how companies can attract and retain top talent in the world of infrastructure engineering. Understanding the Talent ShortageThe talent shortage in the Australian infrastructure industry is a pressing concern. Companies often face challenges in attracting and retaining high-caliber talent. This is where employer branding comes into play. To stand out from the competition, businesses must focus on showcasing their culture, values, work environment, career development opportunities, and more. Several strategies have proven effective in establishing a compelling employer brand:Job Ads and Online Presence:Generic job advertisements are no longer sufficient. Today's top talent seeks more than just a job description. They want to learn about the company's culture, benefits like flexible working arrangements, and past successful projects.Social Media and LinkedIn:In the modern job market, an online presence is everything. Candidates research companies on platforms like LinkedIn to understand the company's reputation, culture, and what current and past employees say about it.Showcase More Than Your Business:Highlighting industry leaders, community engagement, and partnerships with educational institutions can make your company more attractive to candidates.Attracting Talent During InterviewsCandidates often speak with multiple companies simultaneously, so making your company stand out during the interview process is crucial. Here's how you can achieve this:Tailor the Role:Tailoring the job description to fit the candidate's unique skills and motivations can set your company apart from the competition.Show Diversity and Inclusion:Emphasise diversity and inclusion practices in your job advertisements. Make sure your job descriptions are gender-neutral and explain how employees benefit from the company's practices.Clear Career Progression:Discuss and put in writing the career advancement opportunities your company offers. Candidates are looking for clear paths for career progression.Attractive Offers Beyond SalaryWhile salary is essential, companies can also attract candidates with other benefits. Here are some creative ways companies are making their total compensation packages more appealing:Equity and Shares:Offering shares or equity can entice candidates to stay with your company for the long term.Performance-Based Reviews:Consider guaranteeing salary reviews based on performance, skill acquisition, or other key factors.Sign-on Bonuses:A sign-on bonus as part of the initial offer can make the opportunity more enticing.Flexibility:Highlight any flexible working arrangements and benefits that improve work-life balance in your offer.Career Development:Offer candidates opportunities for career advancement and learning and development.Post-Offer ConsiderationsThe job isn't done once the candidate accepts the offer. To ensure they stay engaged and committed, consider onboarding processes that involve your existing team and provide flexibility. Keep in touch with the candidate until their start date.Australia's infrastructure and related markets are facing a talent shortage, but there are creative strategies to attract and retain the right professionals. Companies can succeed by focusing on employer branding, offering attractive benefits beyond salary, and providing clear career progression paths. To navigate the competitive job market successfully, remember that the candidate's journey extends beyond the offer acceptance. To watch the webinar recording, clickhere.Get in TouchIf you have further questions or need additional insights, feel free to reach out to our expert panel. We hope you found these tips and advice valuable in addressing the talent shortage in the Australian engineering market. ​Elizabeth PughSenior Vice President(Head of Australia)Milan VidanovicAssociate Vice President(Environmental)Laura Chan Principal Consultant(Water)Chantel LiSenior Consultant(Transport)Request a call back >> Revisit the webinar recording

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Webinar Recording: Overcoming Australia's Infrastructure Talent Shortage

​Australia is facing a critical infrastructure talent shortage, with many businesses struggling to find the talent they need. This webinar provides hiring managers with practical tips on how to attract, interview, and hire the best talent for their infrastructure projects.

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Job Switching Considerations for Energy and Infrastructure Professionals

​In the fast-moving world of energy and infrastructure, many professionals consider changing jobs for various reasons, such as seeking new challenges, better pay, or roles that match their expertise. However, it's important to understand how switching jobs can affect your long-term career. In this article, LVI Associates will discuss key points that energy and infrastructure professionals should think about before changing jobs. Matching Your SkillsEnergy and infrastructure professionals often have specific skills. It's important to check if a new job aligns with your expertise. Transitioning to a role that complements your skills can make it easier to adapt and be successful in your new position. On the other hand, exploring a new niche can open up exciting career possibilities in the future.Sustainability and Innovation in the IndustryThe energy and infrastructure industry are changing rapidly, with a focus on sustainability and innovation. Before switching careers, research if your potential employer is committed to sustainable practices, renewable energy, and new technologies. Companies that value these principles can improve your long-term career prospects.Safety and Risk ManagementThe energy and infrastructure sector often involves risky environments. Evaluate an organisation's commitment to safety and risk management. Companies with strong safety cultures provide a safer workplace and better overall well-being.Project Size and ComplexityProjects in the energy and infrastructure industry come in various sizes and complexities. Consider if your new job offers projects that match your interests and career goals. Complex projects can help you develop skills and open doors to similar work in the future.Company Size and StructureThe size and structure of a company affect your job responsibilities and advancement opportunities. Smaller firms might offer a wider range of responsibilities, leading to faster career growth. Larger corporations may provide more specialised roles and access to extensive resources. Think about how the company's size and structure fit your career objectives.Professional Development and TrainingProfessional growth is crucial for your career. Assess whether a new job offers learning and advancement opportunities. Companies that invest in employee development through training, mentorship programmes, and resources can support your long-term career development.Compensation and BenefitsProfessionals in the energy and infrastructure sector often receive competitive compensation. Evaluate total compensation packages, including salary, bonuses, benefits, and any extra perks from potential employers. Ensure they meet your expectations and industry standards.​In conclusion, while the engineering sector offers many opportunities, changing jobs frequently requires careful consideration. By assessing your expertise alignment, staying updated on sustainability and innovation, and considering company sizes and project types, and other essential factors, you can make an informed decision that matches your skills, values, and long-term career goals.​Discover your next roleAre you an energy and engineering professional looking to make a strategic career move? LVI Associates is here to guide you towards exciting new opportunities. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you find the perfect job that aligns with your skills and aspirations. Reach out to LVI Associates and let us assist you in finding the job that will elevate your career to new heights. Whether you're seeking fresh challenges, better compensation, or specialised roles, we have the resources and expertise to make your transition a success. Don't hold back - take action today.Browse openingsRegister with us

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APAC LVI Associates Salary Guide 2023: Environmental

Delve into the latest insights of the Environmental industry with our comprehensive Salary Guide for 2023. Discover the salary trends, compensation expectations, and career motivations that shape this dynamic sector.Here are some of the interesting findings:Australia Attrition Factors | A lack of benefits (incl. holidays, insurance, and medical coverage) was ranked a top 3 factor contributing to Environmental professionals seeking out a new role.Bonus Season in Singapore | 68% of surveyed Singapore Environmental professionals reported having received a bonus.​Our Environmental report covers the following regions and sectors:Environmental Market OverviewAustraliaSingapore​Download the latest Environmental Salary Guide 2023 report for more insights.

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Navigating Talent Shortages in Australia's Booming Infrastructure Sector

​Australia is experiencing an unprecedented infrastructure boom, driven by substantial investments in the country's development. Over the next five years, Australia is set to receive an astonishing USD 218 billion in infrastructure investment. The government's commitment to the AUD 120 billion Infrastructure Investment Program, which has grown exponentially over the past decade, underscores its dedication to fostering infrastructure development.The future of transport infrastructure in Australia also holds promising opportunities for professionals in the sector, with a steady stream of projects and career growth potential. However, as the industry flourishes, it faces a critical challenge: talent shortages in infrastructure that threaten to impede progress.​Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Structural Engineers are in DemandThe signs of talent shortages in the infrastructure sector are increasingly evident, with demand reaching unprecedented levels. According to the Infrastructure Australia 'Infrastructure Workforce Skills Supply' report, the country is projected to face a shortage of 105,000 unfilled roles this year, translating to a staggering 48% shortage in demand. This scarcity of talent puts around 34 out of 50 occupations within the industry at risk of significant shortfalls, further exacerbating the challenges faced by businesses seeking skilled workers.Among the in-demand occupations are Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Structural Engineers, whose expertise is highly sought after. However, as the transport construction market in Australia continues to thrive, the demand for specialized roles like Procurement and Project Management is also on the rise. The landscape of the industry is rapidly evolving, necessitating professionals to possess diverse skill sets and adaptability to meet the dynamic requirements of the sector.​

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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 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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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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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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