Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

LVI Associates: Your Premier Partner for Renewable Energy

At LVI Associates, we wholeheartedly embrace the transformative potential of clean, sustainable energy sources, such as solar power, wind, biomass, hydro, and hydrogen. Renewable Energy is reshaping the infrastructure industry and presents professionals with a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the future of our planet.

As a pioneering force in this transformation, LVI Associates offers specialized talent services to connect businesses with top-tier Renewable Energy professionals. We provide a comprehensive range of services, including executive search, contract staffing, and multi-hire solutions, all tailored to address your specific business needs. Our experienced consultants fully comprehend the rapid pace of change in the Renewable Energy sector and are deeply committed to delivering efficient, high-quality services to help your organization stay at the forefront of this evolving industry.

If you're in search of hiring professionals within the Renewable Energy sector, don't hesitate to request a call back from our team to discuss your specific requirements. Similarly, for professionals seeking exciting opportunities in this dynamic field, explore our current career opportunities. At LVI Associates, we are well-prepared to support and guide you as you navigate the bright future of Renewable Energy.

Benefits of working with LVI Associates

At LVI Associates, we pride ourselves on transforming energy challenges into sustainable successes. As industries worldwide recognize the imperative for efficient, sustainable, and robust renewable energy systems, the demand for these skills is skyrocketing. Factors such as growing populations, increased urbanization, and the necessity for energy systems that can adapt to environmental changes are fueling this surge in demand.

Whether you urgently need to fill key roles in Renewable Energy or are seeking the right talent to align with your long-term vision, our expertise and dedicated team are primed to deliver top-tier results. Here's what you can expect when you collaborate with LVI Associates' Renewable Energy team:

Experience

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

Network

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

Knowledge

Our award-winning Renewable Energy 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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Renewable Energy Jobs

Renewable Energy professionals will play an essential role as sustainable power sources increasingly become an integral part of our energy landscape. By partnering with a talent specialist like LVI Associates, who is deeply rooted in the Renewable Energy sector, you can elevate your career to the forefront of this rapidly evolving field. Browse our current openings or submit your CV/resume, and our consultants will reach out when a position that aligns with your profile becomes available.

Outside Sales Manager

Experienced Outside Sales Manager in Electricity and Natural Gas Procurement Our client, a leading energy efficiency company based in New York, is seeking to fill the position of Outside B2B Sales Associate. The ideal candidate must have experience and expertise in outside energy procurement sales with a proven track record of signing new business. You will be trained in their proprietary approach to energy procurement sales and professional energy management methodologies. The candidate should have a professional demeanor and strong communication skills as you will meet with top level executives in various industries. You should possess strong computer skills, especially in Excel, CRM systems and advanced outside sales productivity tools. Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience - Minimum 3 years experience working as an outside sales manager within the renewable industry. - Proficient knowledge about LVI (Low Voltage Integrator) projects - A self-starter who can manage time effectively while prioritizing multiple tasks simultaneously Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Sales Management -Build strong relationships between clients and stakeholders; maintaining them through consistent communication efforts -Achieve monthly/quarterly/yearly revenue targets by developing innovative strategies for lead generation activities such as cold calls, emails , etc... -Forecast potential deals proactively using analytics tools available Client Relations -Identify key players involved during all stages from initial inquiry until project completion -Proactive engagement with prospective customers resulting into successful acquisition & onboarding Energy Industry Knowledge -Thorough understanding of current trends impacting the market specific to USA renewables If you meet these qualifications, have excellent interpersonal skills, and are able demonstrate high levels confidence, then we welcome your application!

US$51000 - US$130000 per year
United States of America
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Project Sales Manager

Job Title: Project Sales Manager Location: Melbourne, Australia Company Overview: The Company is a leading provider of renewable energy solutions, dedicated to driving the adoption of sustainable technologies. We specialize in designing and implementing innovative renewable energy projects, delivering cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions to our clients. As we continue to grow our business, we are seeking a motivated and experienced Project Sales Manager to join our team in Melbourne, Australia. Job Description: We are looking for a dynamic and results-driven Project Sales Manager to lead our sales efforts and drive business growth in the renewable energy sector. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in sales and key account management within the renewable energy industry, with a proven track record of achieving sales targets and building long-term relationships with customers and suppliers. Key Responsibilities: Develop and implement sales strategies to drive revenue growth and expand market share in the renewable energy sector. Identify and pursue new business opportunities, including leads generated through networking, referrals, and industry events. Build and maintain relationships with key customers, understanding their needs and providing tailored solutions to meet their requirements. Collaborate with internal teams, including engineering, project management, and operations, to develop comprehensive proposals and quotes for renewable energy projects. Negotiate contracts and agreements with customers and suppliers, ensuring favorable terms and conditions for all parties involved. Monitor market trends and competitor activities, providing insights and recommendations to senior management to inform strategic decision-making. Track and report sales performance metrics, including pipeline activity, conversion rates, and revenue forecasts. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or related field. Minimum of 3 years of sales and key account management experience in the renewable energy industry. Proven track record of meeting or exceeding sales targets and driving business growth. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to quickly build rapport and establish credibility with customers and suppliers. Strong negotiation and influencing skills, with the ability to close deals and drive win-win outcomes. Self-motivated and results-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of renewable energy technologies and market dynamics, with a passion for driving the transition to a sustainable energy future. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with CRM software and sales automation tools. Familiarity with project finance and funding mechanisms for renewable energy projects. Understanding of regulatory requirements and incentives for renewable energy deployment in Australia. If you are interested in the above position, please do not hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Melbourne
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Solar Project Manager

Location: Melbourne, Australia Position: Solar Project Manager Company Overview: The Company is a leading provider of renewable energy solutions, committed to driving the transition to a sustainable future. We specialize in developing and implementing solar energy projects, providing cutting-edge solutions to meet the growing energy needs while reducing environmental impact. As we expand our operations, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Solar Project Manager to join our team in Melbourne, Australia. Job Description: We are looking for an experienced Solar Project Manager to oversee the planning, execution, and completion of solar energy projects in Melbourne, Australia. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in project management within the solar industry, with a deep understanding of the local market regulations and grid interconnection process. Key Responsibilities: Manage all aspects of solar energy projects from initiation to completion, ensuring adherence to timelines, budget, and quality standards. Coordinate with internal teams, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure smooth project execution. Develop project plans, schedules, and budgets, and monitor progress against established targets. Liaise with national authorities and local municipalities to secure necessary permits, approvals, and grid interconnection agreements. Conduct site visits and assessments to identify project requirements and constraints. Lead project meetings, communicate project status updates, and resolve any issues or conflicts that may arise. Ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations throughout the project lifecycle. Provide technical expertise and support to project team members as needed. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Renewable Energy, or related field. Minimum of 3 years of experience in project management within the solar industry. Strong understanding of the grid interconnection process for the Australian market. Proven track record of successfully managing solar energy projects from inception to completion. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels. Detail-oriented with strong organizational and problem-solving abilities. Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Proficiency in project management software and Microsoft Office suite. Preferred Qualifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent. Experience with renewable energy policy and regulatory frameworks in Australia. Familiarity with renewable energy technologies, such as solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage solutions. If you are interesting in the above position, please so not hesitate to apply now!

Negotiable
Melbourne
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Technology General Manager (Onshore)

We have a current opportunity for a Technology General Manager (Onshore) on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Tokyo. It is an exciting opportunity to join a leading firm with a strong pipeline of solar projects across Japan. Job Responsibilities: Provide engineering assistance to Sales and Projects regarding all wind turbine activities across the project life cycle. Lead the local engineering team and assist Sales/Customers throughout the design, installation and manufacturing process. Identify the specific requirements for onshore wind turbines in Japan and engage in discussions with Japanese authorities or utilities while promoting new products in the market. Permitting and approval for design methods based on international standards. This includes engaging certification agencies and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Job Requirements Education: Bachelor or Master's degree in Mechanical, Structural engineering or Civil engineering or similar; Experience in engineering, design, research, or project management for 8-10 years Wind Industry experienced preferred but open to plant engineering or EPC experience Proficient in English Personality: Team player, Good communication, Detail Oriented

Negotiable
Japan
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Remote: Senior Manager, PV Plant Engineering

Company Summary: A leading IPP of Utility Scale Solar is looking to grow their team! Founded in 2011, the team owns & operates over 150 PV projects in 15 states across the US. They are looking to grow their team with a Senior Manager of PV Plant Engineering! This position can be fully remote. Responsibilities: Spearhead the Key Issue Resolution and Levelized Cost of Energy Programs. Aid in the comprehensive resolution of engineering issues across the fleet, including RCA investigations and preventative actions. Lead the management of documentation for RCA investigations, repairs, defects, and improvement projects. Lead technical support for warranty claims, plant optimization, equipment selection, and commissioning activities. Provide key support to leadership, Asset Management, and Project Engineering teams, facilitating feedback loops and spare parts determination. Lead continuous improvement efforts, identifying inefficiencies and implementing tools/processes for resolution. Qualifications: 5+ years of solar construction or operations and maintenance experience Leadership experience - overseeing a team Apply today!

US$150000 - US$170000 per year + *salary commensurate with experience
United States of America
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Technical Support Lead

We are helping our client who is a top manufacturer for energy storage systems look for a Technical Support Lead to join their team in Sydney. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing company with a great reputation! Responsibilities: In accordance with the company's operational development goals, comprehensively plan the customer service strategy and system for the Asia-Pacific region department. Handle major or bulk product quality issues leading to emergencies. Plan, development, establishment, and training of the after-sales team in the regional department, supervising and managing the network system of customer service. Responsible for the formulation and implementation of the department's annual and quarterly work plans, as well as training plans. Responsible for coordinating with marketing strategies to provide service models for key and major clients. Requirements: 5+ years of relevant experience in providing technical and aftersales support Technical understanding of relevant products in the renewable energy industry Experience with team management If you are interested, do not hesitate to apply and we can have a chat!

Negotiable
Sydney
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Senior Project Engineer (Utility-Scale Solar/BESS)

Interested in taking your career & professional advancement to the next level? We have a high-level strategic hire engineering need for a renewable energy client of ours that is looking to hire an experienced Senior Project Engineer - Utility Scale Projects to their US based engineering team. This is a great opportunity for any passive and/or active renewable energy engineers that may be looking for a bit more of a work-life balance, diverse portfolio, and excellent benefits & total compensation structure. Our client has been well recognized for years in their experience working on distributed generation to utility-scale projects with technologies including solar, wind, BESS, electric vehicles and more. This position has flexibility to sit 100% remote based in the US from Eastern to Pacific Time Zone This individual will also be joining an already built out team that has supported remote work set ups prior to the pandemic. Your background: 8+ years of engineering experience. Previous experience working directly for a renewable energy IPP/developer, EPC, OEM, and/or engineering design or consulting firm. Experience working on utility-scale PV/BESS projects when it comes to design, coordinating with other teams when it comes to conceptual design through construction. Comfortable performing final reviews for engineering deliverables & design packages. Four year engineering degree. PE Licensed in the US.

US$160000 - US$250000 per year
San Diego
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Owners Engineer - Renewable Energy Substations

Are you interested in working directly for a leading renewable energy owner/operator, developer, and/or renewable energy firm? If you are an experienced electrical engineer with 5+ years of experience with a background in substation design engineering and/or protection & control systems, apply today to be considered for our clients. *100% remote work also is available. Your role: Opportunity to work on meaningful utility-sale solar, battery energy storage, green hydrogen, and wind projects across the country. Review scopes of projects - one line, three line, layouts, panels, engineering standards for medium to high-voltage engineering projects. Join a team that would allow you exposure to global teams and projects all from you're the comfort of your home office and/or visiting offices. Support due diligence, engineering, construction support and engineering for interconnection power substation & generation projects. Provide SME experience & recommendations on substation design and/or protection related matters. Your requirements: 4+ years of engineering experience. Experience in at least two of the following areas: substation design, protection & controls, relay settings, substation equipment, substation maintenance & operations, power generation protection, grounding studies, conduit, power systems. Minimum 4 years of US based experience. Four year engineering degree. PE License is NOT required, but a plus. Previous renewable energy experience NOT required, but interest

US$110000 - US$180000 per year
Dallas
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Senior Director of Project Execution

Seeking a Senior Director of Project Execution Our client, a leading solar construction company, who is seeking an experienced and dynamic Senior Director of EPC to join their team. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and extensive experience in initiating, creating, and executing C+I projects. The Senior Director of Project Execution is tasked with guiding the team overseeing the development and construction stages of these projects. Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of project execution from conception through completion Develop detailed project plans including timelines, budgets, resource allocation etc. Manage multiple teams across various departments ensuring seamless communication and collaboration throughout the entire process Ensure compliance with regulatory standards as well as internal policies Qualifications & Skills Required: Director Level Experience - Minimum 10 years' proven track record in successfully delivering end-to-end engineering procurement construction (EPC) solutions at director level or above. Solar Industry Expertise - In-depth knowledge about SOLAR technology trends; Ability to monitor industry changes/developments while keeping up with emerging technologies that enhance business performance. Construction Management - Strong background in overseeing complex commercial scale building structures such as warehouses or factories; Familiarity working on site locations where quality control measures are critical due to safety regulations. Leadership Acumen - Proven ability directing multi-disciplinary technical staffs engaged on complex design/build assignments using sound judgment coupled with excellent problem-solving abilities Communication Skills- Excellent written/oral communications capabilities required along with outstanding presentation/public speaking competencies necessary when interacting senior executives from clients/suppliers/business partners/outside agencies If you believe your qualifications match our requirements then we encourage you apply! Our client offers great benefits packages which include health insurance coverage alongside vacation time allowances so don't miss out this fantastic opportunity by submitting your application today!

Negotiable
United States of America
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Senior Project Manager PV (m/w/d)

Projektentwicklungsmanager - Großflächige Solarstromanlagen (Deutschland) Zusammenfassung: Meine Kunden suchen einen hochmotivierten und erfahrenen Projektentwicklungsmanager, der unserem wachsenden Team in Deutschland beitritt. Sie werden für den gesamten Lebenszyklus der Entwicklung von großflächigen bodenmontierten Photovoltaik (PV)-Anlagen und/oder Batteriespeicherprojekten mit einer Mindestkapazität von 30 MWp verantwortlich sein. Diese Rolle spielt eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Erreichung der Unternehmensziele für die Erweiterung unseres Solarportfolios in Deutschland. Hauptverantwortlichkeiten: Standortauswahl und Grundstücksakquisition: - Identifizierung und Prüfung potenzieller Standorte für die Entwicklung von Solarstromanlagen, wobei landwirtschaftliche Flächen oder zuvor entwickelte Gebiete priorisiert werden, die für großflächige bodenmontierte PV-Systeme geeignet sind (mind. 30 MWp) - Durchführung einer Due-Diligence-Prüfung hinsichtlich des Grundstückseigentums, der Baubestimmungen und Umweltfaktoren - Verhandlung und Sicherung von Grundstückskaufverträgen mit Grundstückseigentümern Genehmigungen und Zulassungen: - Leitung des Prozesses zur Erlangung aller erforderlichen Genehmigungen von Gemeinden, einschließlich: Flächennutzungsplanung und Bebauungsplanung - Überwachung und Koordinierung von Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfungen und öffentlichen Konsultationsverfahren, wenn erforderlich - Pflege der Beziehungen zu lokalen Behörden und Interessengruppen während des Genehmigungsprozesses zur Erlangung der offiziellen Bekanntmachung Projektentwicklung und -management: - Entwicklung und Verwaltung von Projektbudgets und Zeitplänen für großflächige Solarstromanlagen - Überwachung technischer Studien und Machbarkeitsbewertungen für identifizierte Standorte - Zusammenarbeit mit Ingenieuren, Auftragnehmern und anderen Projektbeteiligten - Sicherstellung der Einhaltung aller relevanten deutschen Vorschriften und Standards für Solarstromanlagen - Risikomanagement und Entwicklung von Risikominderungsstrategien Berichterstattung und Kommunikation: - Erstellung und Präsentation von Projektstatusberichten für das obere Management - Aufrechterhaltung einer klaren und präzisen Kommunikation mit internen/externen Stakeholdern während des Projekts Qualifikationen: - Bachelor- oder höherer Abschluss in Ingenieurwissenschaften, Umweltwissenschaften, Stadtplanung oder einem verwandten Bereich - Mindestens 5 Jahre Erfahrung in der Entwicklung erneuerbarer Energieprojekte, mit nachgewiesener Erfolgsbilanz bei der Genehmigung und Erlangung endgültiger Genehmigungen für großflächige Solarstromanlagen in Deutschland - Gutes Verständnis deutscher Planungsvorschriften und Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfungsprozesse - Ausgezeichnete Verhandlungs- und Kommunikationsfähigkeiten, fließend in Englisch und Deutsch (schriftlich und mündlich) - Erfahrung im Projektmanagement mit Schwerpunkt Budget- und Zeitkontrolle - Fähigkeit zur selbstständigen Arbeit und Teamarbeit - Selbstmotiviert mit einer starken Arbeitsmoral und einem proaktiven Ansatz - Gültiger Führerschein und mehr als 3 Jahre sicheres Fahren in Deutschland Vorteile: - Wettbewerbsfähiges Gehalt und Benefits-Paket - Möglichkeit, an spannenden und wirkungsvollen Projekten im Bereich erneuerbare Energien zu arbeiten, mit Fokus auf großflächige Solarentwicklung - Arbeit in einem dynamischen und wachsenden Unternehmen mit einem starken Engagement für Nachhaltigkeit - Teil eines Teams leidenschaftlicher und erfahrener Fachleute zu sein

Negotiable
Germany
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Solar Project Manager

We have a current opportunity for a Solar Project Manager on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Singapore. For further information about this position please apply. The company is a leading renewable energy company dedicated to advancing the adoption of solar energy across Southeast Asia and Oceania. With a focus on sustainable development and innovation, we aim to revolutionize the energy landscape through cutting-edge solar projects. Position Overview: As a Solar Project Manager, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing solar energy projects across Vietnam, Indonesia, and Australia. Based in Singapore, you will lead a multidisciplinary team to ensure the successful execution of projects from inception to completion, while adhering to quality, safety, and timeline objectives. Responsibilities: Project Planning and Execution: Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, schedule, budget, and resource allocation. Coordinate with internal teams, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure alignment with project goals and timelines. Conduct risk assessments and implement mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions. Stakeholder Management: Cultivate strong relationships with clients, government agencies, regulatory bodies, and local communities. Serve as the primary point of contact for project stakeholders, addressing inquiries, concerns, and feedback in a timely manner. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to resolve issues and optimize project outcomes. Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a diverse team of engineers, technicians, and project staff, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and innovation. Provide guidance and support to team members, ensuring clarity of roles, responsibilities, and expectations. Conduct regular performance evaluations and identify opportunities for professional development. Quality Assurance and Compliance: Implement quality control measures to uphold industry standards and regulatory requirements. Conduct site inspections and audits to monitor project progress, safety protocols, and environmental compliance. Ensure adherence to relevant permits, licenses, and certifications throughout the project lifecycle. Financial Management: Monitor project budgets, expenses, and financial forecasts, identifying variances and implementing corrective actions as needed. Prepare regular financial reports and updates for senior management and stakeholders. Identify opportunities for cost optimization and value engineering to maximize project profitability. Travel Requirements: Frequent travel to project sites in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Australia to oversee construction activities, attend meetings, and liaise with local partners and stakeholders. Flexible availability to accommodate project demands and travel schedules. Don't hesitate to apply if interested!

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Singapore
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Head of Commercial

We have a current opportunity for a Head of Commercial on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Taipei, Taiwan. For further information about this position please apply. The company is a leading player in the offshore wind industry, dedicated to providing innovative and sustainable solutions for clean energy generation. With a strong focus on technology and a commitment to excellence, we strive to drive the transition towards a greener future. Job Overview: As the Head of Commercial, you will be responsible for leading the commercial strategy and initiatives in Taiwan and across APAC. You will play a pivotal role in driving business growth, establishing partnerships, and maximizing revenue opportunities in the rapidly expanding offshore wind market in Taiwan. Key Responsibilities: Commercial Strategy Development: Develop and implement a comprehensive commercial strategy aligned with business objectives and market dynamics in Taiwan. This includes market analysis, competitor assessment, and identifying key growth opportunities. Business Development: Lead the identification and pursuit of new business opportunities, including project development, partnerships, and strategic alliances. Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, industry partners, and customers. Contract Negotiation and Management: Oversee the negotiation, drafting, and execution of commercial agreements, including supply contracts, service agreements, and joint venture partnerships. Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Revenue Optimization: Develop pricing strategies, revenue models, and sales forecasts to maximize profitability and market share. Monitor market trends and customer needs to adapt commercial strategies accordingly. Team Leadership: Provide leadership and guidance to the commercial team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Set clear goals and performance targets, and provide regular feedback and coaching to drive team success. Risk Management: Identify and mitigate commercial risks, including regulatory, financial, and operational risks. Implement effective risk management processes and procedures to safeguard the interests of the company. Market Intelligence: Stay abreast of market developments, industry trends, and regulatory changes in the offshore wind sector in Taiwan. Provide strategic insights and recommendations to senior management based on market intelligence. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related field. MBA or equivalent advanced degree preferred. Proven track record of success in a commercial leadership role within the renewable energy or offshore wind industry. Deep understanding of the Taiwanese offshore wind market, including regulatory framework, market dynamics, and key stakeholders. Strong negotiation skills and experience in contract management and deal structuring. Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and motivate high-performing teams. Strategic thinker with a results-oriented mindset and a focus on driving business growth and profitability. Don't hesitate to apply if interested!

Negotiable
Taiwan
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Renewable Energy | Positioning yourself effectively within Japan

Are you an energy professional considering career opportunities in Japan's renewable energy industry? In this article, LVI Associates explores key trends, opportunities, and expert insights shared during a recent webinar, providing valuable tips to propel your career in this burgeoning field. ​The Landscape of Japan's Renewable Energy MarketThe driving force behind the surge in renewable energy adoption is multifaceted, ranging from addressing global warming concerns to the pursuit of energy security. Issues such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a shift away from traditional nuclear power, and stagnant progress in nuclear applications are steering the demand for geothermal, solar, and wind power. Additionally, favorable government initiatives and advancements in renewable energy technology have contributed to the sector's expansion. Industry Insights: Opportunities Across Sectors Solar Power: Japan is emerging as a global solar energy leader, propelled by supportive government policies. The Japanese Environment Ministry's proposal to add a substantial 20 GW of annual solar power by 2030 positions the country among the top solar energy markets globally [i]. The adoption of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and the new FIP policy is further accentuating the growth potential. Wind Power: With a cumulative installed capacity of 4.80 GW in 2022, Japan is committed to a CAGR exceeding 14% from 2022 to 2035 [ii]. Offshore wind projects, driven by advancements in turbine size, supply chain enhancement, grid connectivity, and significant foreign investments, position Japan as a key player in the global offshore wind market. Energy Storage: As intermittent renewable energy sources gain prominence, energy storage solutions like batteries become essential. The Japanese government's commitment, including a substantial $1.8 billion in subsidies for storage-related projects, underlines the strategic importance of energy storage in stabilizing the grid and facilitating renewable energy integration [iii]. Hydrogen: Japan's decarbonization strategy involves clean coal and hydrogen alongside nuclear power. The government's plan to generate $107 billion in funding for hydrogen supply over the next 15 years highlights the pivotal role hydrogen plays in Japan's energy transition [iv]. Government Initiatives and Talent Demand: A Symbiotic Relationship The Japanese government's ambitious renewable energy targets for 2030, aiming for 36-38% of power supplies to be from renewables, have profound implications for companies and talent demand. Changes in government policies and regulations steer market dynamics, emphasizing the critical need for industry players to stay abreast of even minor regulatory shifts. These policy changes also shape talent needs in the industry. For instance, the transition from the feed-in tariff (FIT) regime to the FIP regime creates a demand for professionals experienced in FIP, non-FIT, and cPPA. The current trends in the Japanese solar and wind energy industry highlight a growing demand for experienced business development candidates and project originators. These professionals play a crucial role in bringing in new projects, investors, and staying attuned to evolving policies and regulations, thereby steering company projects in the right direction. Compensation Trends: Beyond Cash Benefits The energy industry's traditional salary perceptions are undergoing a transformation as subsidies and investments flow into renewable technologies. While compensation remains important, job seekers are increasingly prioritizing non-monetary benefits. In addition to base salaries and bonuses, companies are offering retirement allowances, RSU stock benefits, housing support, extended paid leaves, and various other perks. Flexible work arrangements, such as improved work-from-home policies, are becoming more prevalent, with international companies leading the way in providing flexibility. Some even offer benefits like company cars, flight tickets for travel to home countries, or weekly Shinkansen round trip tickets, setting them apart in a competitive hiring market. Transitioning into the Industry: Unlocking Transferable Skills For professionals considering a transition into the renewable energy sector, the industry welcomes diverse backgrounds. Globally, offshore wind candidates often hail from the offshore oil and gas industry, leveraging transferable skills applicable to renewable projects. In Japan, where offshore oil and gas production history is limited, companies seek talents from related fields such as port and harbour infrastructure construction, marine architecture, steel manufacturing, and heavy electrical machinery manufacturing. This openness provides opportunities for individuals with transferable skills and a keen interest in renewable energy. Transferable Skills in Demand: A Holistic Approach The renewable energy sector's growth creates numerous opportunities, and industry players are keen on accessing transferable skills. Professionals from the oil and gas industry find their skills in high demand, especially those with experience in project management and construction. Engineers from an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) background are valued for their ability to manage large-scale infrastructure projects. Other sought-after skills include logistical expertise, which is crucial for supply chain management, and soft skills that align with a company's culture. Transferable skills are a key focus for companies seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds. Navigating Growth Opportunities As the renewable energy industry in Japan continues to expand, professionals can capitalize on the wealth of opportunities by staying informed, understanding industry trends, and cultivating transferable skills. The sector's growth creates distinct career stages: 1-2 years: Associate/Junior roles 3-5 years: Senior/Team Leader/Project Engineer roles 5-10 years: Transition to management roles - Project Manager/Project Director/BD Manager 10+ years: Leadership roles - GM/Directors/Senior Managers The renewable energy industry's growth in Japan presents exciting opportunities for career advancement. Whether you're a seasoned professional or considering a career change, understanding the industry's nuances, staying updated on market trends, and showcasing transferable skills can unlock a rewarding and impactful career in Japan's thriving renewable energy sector. ​Browse our opportunities and seek guidanceEntering a new industry can be challenging, but with the right guidance, professionals can navigate this transition successfully. Research is key, and reaching out to industry experts can provide valuable insights. New Renewable Energy roles in JapanLooking to hire Renewable Energy talent? Request a call back

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Addressing Australia's Engineering Talent Shortage: Practical Approaches

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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Webinar Recording: Navigating Renewable Energy Opportunities in Japan

​As Japan's interest in renewable energy intensifies, both local enterprises and international investors seek top-tier talent. In this recording you'll find a comprehensive overview of the current Japanese renewable energy market, including sector trends, compensation comparisons, anticipated career growth trajectories, and the key skills pivotal for success.

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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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Turning Winds into Wealth - Vietnam's Green Energy Revolution

​Amidst the global push for sustainable energy solutions, Vietnam has found itself at a crossroads with a unique opportunity. A recent World Bank study has unveiled the potential for Vietnam to become a leader in clean wind energy. Predicting an increase in offshore wind power capacity ranging from 11 to 25 gigawatts (GW) by 2035, the nation stands on the brink of an energy transformation that could reshape its energy landscape, drive economic growth, and build a green workforce. Strategic Policy Framework: Guiding the Course of ProgressVietnam's journey towards renewable energy dominance hinges on its government's ability to enact and implement forward-thinking policies. The World Bank underscores policy formulation as the catalyst for this transformation. A successful navigation of this landscape could lead to an industry boom, generating not only sustainable energy but also economic prosperity and sustainable development. From Megawatts to Modeling: Transforming Energy DynamicsThe study envisions an impressive goal: achieving 25 GW of wind capacity by 2035, capable of meeting 12% of Vietnam's electricity demands. Beyond bolstering energy security, this achievement could position Vietnam as a global model for effective utilisation of renewable resources. The nation could set a powerful example of how natural assets can be harnessed for national progress. Economic Winds of Change: A Potential USD 50 Billion BoostThe economic implications are as significant as the environmental ones. The World Bank study forecasts that reaching the 25 GW wind capacity mark could infuse Vietnam's economy with a whopping USD 50 billion. Beyond figures, this financial surge could invigorate local supply chains, creating numerous skilled jobs across various sectors and fostering economic growth. Green Careers Afloat: Riding the Wind Energy WaveVietnam's surge into offshore wind energy creates a sea of opportunities for its workforce. The nation's move towards renewable energy opens doors for careers in wind power supply chains, offshore wind skill development, and even emerging fields like green hydrogen production. A Holistic Approach to Progress: Beyond Remuneration TrendsRenewable energy job benefits in Vietnam encompass not just income and company benefits, but also a sense of purpose in contributing to a greener world. In addition to the job security and salary associated with a green energy career, individuals can take pride in knowing that their work is helping to reduce pollution and fight climate change. This can be an extremely rewarding experience and adds further incentive to pursue a career in green energy. ​Strategic Positioning: Catching the WaveVietnam's advantageous position cannot be overstated. With abundant wind resources and proximity to major East Asian markets, the nation is poised to lead the green energy charge. As the global energy landscape shifts towards sustainability, Vietnam can harness its potential and meet the rising demand for renewable energy sources. The World Bank study illuminates Vietnam's potential to redefine its energy sector through offshore wind power. The journey towards achieving up to 25 GW wind capacity by 2035 signifies more than a shift in energy sources; it marks a transformative leap towards sustainable growth, economic prosperity, and environmental stewardship. As renewable energy talent demand and careers in Vietnam gain momentum, Vietnam is poised to emerge as a beacon of green innovation in Southeast Asia. By navigating its wind potential, Vietnam can steer the region towards a brighter, more sustainable future.​Whether you are a hiring manager or industry professional looking to better understand the realm of renewable energy within the Asia Pacific, LVI Associates is your strategic ally. Our proven track record in connecting talented individuals with outstanding organisations ensures that you're positioned for success in this dynamic market.Request a call back

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​Taiwan's Green Shift: Exploring Opportunities in the Renewable Energy Market and Prioritizing Occupational Health

Taiwan is embarking on a remarkable journey toward achieving a sustainable and green future. Recognizing the urgent need to combat climate change and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, the country has been strategically diversifying its energy portfolio and embracing sources of renewable energy. This transition not only signifies a significant step towards a cleaner environment but also offers promising market opportunities for investors, stakeholders, and industry professionals. In this article, we will delve into the flourishing renewable energy market in Taiwan, highlighting the latest trends and areas of growth, and discussing how the nation's commitment to occupational health is further enhancing this transition. Diversification of Energy SourcesTaiwan's ambitious target to phase out nuclear power and increase the share of renewables in its energy mix has made the island a hotspot for investments in clean energy infrastructure. The government's commitment to sourcing at least 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2025 and achieving complete carbon neutrality by 2050 has led to a surge in renewable energy projects, particularly in solar, wind, hydro, and biomass energy.Solar Energy Potential Taiwan's geographical location provides ample sunlight throughout the year, making it an ideal region for solar energy generation. The government's drive to encourage solar installations and reduce regulatory barriers has attracted domestic and international investors, and has been further enhanced by favorable feed-in tariffs and incentives.Wind Power AdvancementsTaiwan's offshore wind energy sector has also gained significant momentum due to the island's strong coastal winds, making it an excellent candidate for offshore wind farms. The government's active support in terms of policies and funding, and international partnerships and collaborations bringing in expertise, have contributed to the rapid growth of offshore wind energy projects. These projects not only contribute to renewable energy employment but also have a positive economic impact on local communities, driving job creation and infrastructure development. Occupational Health: A Key PriorityWhile Taiwan's transition to renewable energy brings numerous opportunities, it has also brought attention to the importance of safeguarding the health and safety of workers involved in these projects. The government and industry stakeholders have placed a strong emphasis on ensuring high standards of occupational health, so stringent safety regulations, comprehensive training programs, and the incorporation of cutting-edge technologies are shaping safe working environments. Prioritizing occupational health not only protects workers but also ensures the longevity of sustainable energy careers. Renewable Energy Employment and Worker BenefitsAccording to our latest Renewable Energy Salary Guide, which surveyed over 400 renewable energy professionals across the APAC region, medical cover was the most common benefit received for Taiwan's offshore wind professionals, with nearly a quarter (23%) having access to this benefit. Extra holiday came in second at 19%, and 17% received a travel allowance. These benefits are all important for employees’ health and well-being, and all count towards a more attractive compensation package. When companies consider careers for these sustainable energy professionals, take into consideration how your salary and benefits package can be competitive and attractive. Without hiring and retaining the right talent, renewable energy projects will struggle to get off the ground. Investor Confidence and Economic GrowthTaiwan's commitment to renewable energy and occupational health not only aligns with global sustainability goals but also fosters investor confidence. As the renewable energy sector expands, it creates a ripple effect throughout the economy, generating job opportunities, driving innovation, and enhancing local communities. The economic impact of wind energy, especially in wind farm development, even has the potential to reshape the landscape of the region. Taiwan's Green Shift Towards Renewable EnergyTaiwan's green shift toward renewable energy is a multifaceted journey that encompasses environmental stewardship, economic growth, and occupational health. The nation's dedication to diversifying its energy sources and ensuring the well-being of its workforce has set the stage for a promising future. As the renewable energy market in Taiwan continues to flourish, investors, businesses, and communities worldwide have a unique chance to participate in this transformative movement while contributing to a sustainable planet for generations to come. If you are looking to expand your renewable energy team, speak with our specialist consultants and let us put together a competitive package that helps you attract the best renewable energy talent.Request a call back

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APAC LVI Associates Salary Guide 2023: Renewable Energy

​Delve into the latest insights of the Renewable Energy 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: Impressive bonus | Over 30% of solar professionals in Taiwan received a 30%+ bonus this year. Importance of flexibility | Over 70% of offshore wind professionals in Taiwan received flexibility in remote working (71%) and working hours (80%). Plus, over 90% of sustainability professionals in Australia also consider flexible working/working from home important when considering a new job. Risk of losing talent | Over 60% of sustainability talent in Singapore is ready for a new opportunity.​Our Renewable Energy report covers the following regions and sectors:Energy Storage - AustraliaOffshore Wind - TaiwanOnshore Wind - AustraliaSolar - Australia & TaiwanSustainability - Australia & SingaporeDownload the latest Renewable Energy Salary Guide 2023 report for more insights.

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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. Unlock the door to your future by exploring our latest roles. Register with us today and take the step towards your next career move.

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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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Clean Energy Insights

​What are the workforce & hiring trends in the Renewables & Clean Energy industry? According to the Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Market report, the renewable energy market is expected to record a CAGR greater than 9% during the forecast period. And according to the World Economic Forum, between 2020 and 2021, worldwide employment in renewable energy grew by 700,000 to reach 12.7 million jobs, and is expected to reach a colossal 38 million by 2030. Essentially, there has never been a better time to work in renewable energy.This growth creates an exciting opportunity for professionals, but it also creates a potential headache for hiring managers, as demand for green energy talent is far outstripping supply.While competition for talent remains strong, companies can create compelling narratives to attract a diverse workforce and draw the next generation into their pipeline, whether offering higher compensation or providing a better work-life balance work environment.In this latest report, we explore trends across the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the United States in the renewable energy industry, so that you can keep one step ahead — whether you’re planning your next hire or your next career move.​​Top takeaways for hiring managers and clean energy professionalsIn-depth guidance on the solar, wind, renewables, and green investment sectorsNew solutions, technology and legal changes impacting the clean energy industryHow hiring managers are planning on plugging the talent gapInsights from our leading clean energy experts - Director Kayleigh Regan (APAC), Associate Director Harry Morgan (Europe) and Director Corinna Frye (US)​

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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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