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.

Associate Asset Manager

Company Summary: This company is an infrastructure investments group, focused on investments along the entire value chain of energy and other industries that benefit from sustainability and energy transition trends. Their main focus areas include renewable power generation, battery storage, renewable and low-carbon fuels, electric transmission, thermal power, and midstream and downstream assets. The company has raised in excess of $3 billion of equity capital and has executed transactions totaling more than $9 billion in enterprise value. Currently, the company has approximately $7 billion in assets under management. Position Summary: The Asset Management Associate will be responsible for supporting the asset management of the company's operating assets. The candidate will support energy management strategy and optimization, internal and external analysis and reporting, interacting with third party asset, energy and O&M managers and internal team members. The Associate will be responsible for developing weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and analysis. Location: Greenwich, CT (hybrid - wfh Fridays) The responsibilities of the Asset Management Associate include: Support energy strategy and optimization efforts including hedging and contracting, risk management activities and analysis of projected margins and sensitivity analysis. Support quarterly valuation of assets and quarterly investor updates. Maintain daily P&L and mark to market reporting tools and reports. Support internal review of asset performance, including key performance indicators. Support the annual asset budget process and compile budgets for internal reviews. Support financial reporting and contractual compliance for existing assets. Includes review and execution of various commercial agreements including offtake/revenue, loan agreements, O&M contracts and other operating agreements. Use proficient statistical and computer skills, including Excel or other data and energy management tools, to improve efficiency and provide business and commercial insights. Conduct market analysis supporting both existing and new opportunities. Support market analysis to facilitate analysis of investment opportunities. Evaluate asset optimization and due diligence opportunities with the company's investment team. Support investment team acquisition and development activities including due diligence, modeling and exit analysis/strategy. The Asset Management Associate should have the following qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or related field of study (technical discipline preferred). 1-3 or more years prior experience modeling complex energy projects Strong analytical and commercial skills Strong Excel, PowerPoint, data mining and statistical skills Comfortable presenting in front of groups Attention to detail and proactive General knowledge of the capacity and energy markets If interested in the position, please do not hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Greenwich
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QA Manager

We have a current opportunity for a Senior QA Engineer on a permanent basis with a leading offshore wind developer. The position will be based in Taipei City, Taiwan. For further information about this position please apply. Responsibilities: Lead in project accreditation though organisations such as DNV. Support and assist the project team members in relation to quality assurance and quality control matters. Lead in the development of an ISO 9001 management system inclusive of the accreditation process to an appropriate standard. Assist in the development of all required Quality plans and quality documents to support the project with the project senior QA engineer Aid in the development, implementation and management of an integrated HSSEQA assurance program. Assist and review of quality audit plans and audit checklist and carry out internal audits within departments and external audits on contractors both internationally and locally in Taiwan as required Continuous follow-up on the quality assurance and quality control for the project to ensure that specified requirements are met Maintain an NCR register to track audit action items and ability to assist solving NCRs Ensure that documentation for the contractual Quality elements is suitable Develop, maintain and follow up on all quality-related documentation for the project Advise and assist the Project Quality team in relation to host customer audits and inspections Submit detailed reports to appropriate executives Management of the Quality resources in the project Manage all the Quality related key interfaces in the projects. Manage Quality KPI's within the projects Escalation of serious Quality issues and ability to solve those issues Requirements: Proven experience as a project quality manager from design to commissioning / handover Project management leading a team and interfacing with departments In depth understanding of quality control procedures and relevant compliance standards ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Excellent mathematical abilities and working knowledge of data analysis / statistical methodologies. Safety and environmental experience (familiar with ISO 45001 and 14001 is a plus) . Completion of GWO BST training (e.g. Offshore Survival, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness, First Aid, Working at Heights) is a plus Offshore wind industry project experience Full understanding ISO 9001 is essential. Don't hesitate to apply if interested!

Negotiable
Taiwan
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Electrical Engineer

We have a current opportunity for an Electrical Engineer for offshore wind projects on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Taipei, Taiwan. For further information about this position please apply. As an Electrical Engineer for an offshore wind developer, you will play a critical role in the design and implementation of electrical systems. You will work in a dynamic and challenging environment to help harness the power of renewable energy while ensuring the safety, reliability, and efficiency of electrical systems. Key Responsibilities: Electrical System Design: Collaborate with the engineering team to design electrical systems for offshore wind turbines, substations, and related infrastructure. This includes power distribution, control systems, and safety measures. Technical Documentation: Prepare and maintain detailed electrical engineering documentation, including schematics, diagrams, and technical reports. Ensure that all documentation adheres to industry standards and regulations. Compliance and Regulations: Stay current with offshore wind industry regulations, codes, and standards related to electrical systems. Ensure project compliance with all relevant safety and environmental regulations. Equipment Procurement: Participate in the selection and procurement of electrical equipment and components. Evaluate vendors and suppliers to ensure the quality and reliability of electrical materials. Testing and Commissioning: Coordinate and oversee electrical system testing, commissioning, and startup activities. Troubleshoot and resolve any electrical issues that may arise during these phases. Risk Assessment: Conduct risk assessments and contribute to the development of risk mitigation strategies for electrical systems to ensure the safety and reliability of the offshore wind project. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Work closely with other engineering disciplines, such as mechanical and structural engineers, to ensure the seamless integration of electrical systems within the project. Maintenance and Reliability: Develop maintenance plans and procedures for electrical equipment to maximize uptime and performance. Address any electrical system failures or faults promptly. Data Analysis: Analyze performance data and monitor the health of electrical systems using condition monitoring tools and data analytics. Recommend and implement improvements based on data insights. HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment): Prioritize and promote a strong safety culture by following HSE guidelines, conducting safety assessments, and participating in safety training programs. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field. Master's degree is a plus. Relevant experience in electrical engineering, preferably in offshore wind or a related industry. Proficiency in electrical design software and analysis tools. Strong knowledge of industry standards and regulations related to electrical systems. Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team. Project management skills and experience are a plus. Don't hesitate to apply if interested!

Negotiable
Taiwan
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Project Engineer

Company Summary: A leading IPP in the renewable industry is seeking a Project Engineer to join their engineering team. This client recently secured $235mm in construction and has a portfolio of 150mw. As a Project Engineer you'll report to the Engineering Manager and oversee the detailed design process for solar and energy storage projects. The Project Engineer will be responsible for: Lead the technical aspects of PV, PV+Storage, and Energy Storage projects up to 25mw Design and engineer solar projects for communities and small utilities Develop energy storage analysis tools for each project. Analyze site layouts for compliance with regulations. Specify components for procurement. Prioritize installation, maintenance, and long-term stability. Assist sales teams and create design standards. Lead communication with third-party Engineers of Record (EOR). Handle additional assigned tasks and projects. The Project Engineer will have the following qualifications... Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering 3-5 years of solar industry experience with direct EPC experience and storage knowledge. Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work in a dynamic environment. Proficient in AutoCAD, PVsyst, Helioscope, Excel and Procore Strong organizational, communication, and analytical skills. Benefits... Hybrid flexibility Fully Funded Benefits 401k Match

Negotiable
Massachusetts
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Project Development Manager

A company committed to developing and building grid-scale reliable renewable generation is looking to bring on a Project Development Manager. They are working on a one-of-a-kind solar and storage technology that allows them to develop in innovative ways, taking a new approach to the development process through greenfield and brownfield work on unconventional land to deliver clean and reliable power. This individual will report to the SVP of Development & Legal and will help lead the development efforts of solar + storage projects through permitting, engineering, procurement, construction, and financing. The Project Development Manager will be responsible for… Coordinating the efforts of the land, finance, environmental & permitting and pre-construction teams to ensure that all development milestones are met to prepare the projects for handover to construction. Identifying new development prospects and working on site assessments, fatal flaw analysis, initial site reconnaissance, survey coordination and other due diligence on new and existing projects. Advancing the development of assigned projects to construction-ready status. Providing development and permitting support by helping coordinate internal and external resources to achieve permitting, interconnection, and other project development milestones. Creating and maintaining project databases and tracking tools for the companies renewable projects. Attending community meetings and representing the company with customers, landowners, state and local officials, and other stakeholders. Performing regional market and competitive analysis. Establishing and maintaining industry and community relationships to advance project development. Supporting due diligence on project acquisition opportunities. Initiating and managing generation interconnection activities. Supporting commercial and power marketing efforts for assigned projects, including RFP responses. The Qualifications for this role include… 3-5 years of work experience in the renewable and clean energy industry. A strong understanding of the development process of clean and renewable energy projects. Strong organizational, networking, leadership, time management, and accounting skills. Demonstrated agility and flexibility as business needs and priorities shift. Excellent communication and critical thinking skills with the ability to identify and solve problems. A desire to work in an entrepreneurial environment. Strong demonstrated interest in renewable energy. BS or BA from an accredited college program- Engineering or Finance Degree a plus The ability to travel as needed, anticipated 30 - 50% of the time. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, are excited to look at renewables from a new perspective and are excited about a company that is committed to helping communities by revitalizing the land for a bright energy future, this is the role for you!

Negotiable
United States of America
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Projektentwickler - PV (m/w/d)

Wir arbeiten mit einem führenden Unternehmen im Bereich erneuerbare Energien zusammen, das sich der Beschleunigung des Übergangs zu einer nachhaltigen Zukunft verschrieben hat. Sie sind auf die Entwicklung, den Bau und den Betrieb von Großprojekten im Bereich Solarenergie in ganz Deutschland spezialisiert. Im Rahmen ihrer Wachstumsstrategie suchen sie einen hochmotivierten Projektenwickler, der sich ihrem Team in der südlichen Region Deutschlands anschließen möchte. Stellenbeschreibung: Wir suchen einen talentierten und engagierten Projektenwickler, der die Entwicklung von Großprojekten im Bereich Solarenergie in der südlichen Region Deutschlands leiten wird. Der ideale Kandidat wird eine Leidenschaft für erneuerbare Energien haben, über ausgeprägte Projektmanagementfähigkeiten verfügen und ein tiefes Verständnis für die Solarindustrie mitbringen. Aufgaben: Standortidentifikation und -bewertung: Identifizieren Sie potenzielle Standorte für die Entwicklung von Groß-Solarparks in der südlichen Region Deutschlands. Führen Sie Machbarkeitsstudien durch und bewerten Sie die Eignung des Standorts anhand technischer, Umwelt- und regulatorischer Kriterien. Landbeschaffung: Arbeiten Sie mit den Rechts- und Immobilienteams zusammen, um Landpachtverträge oder -käufe für Solarprojekte zu verhandeln und zu sichern. Regulatorische Compliance: Stellen Sie sicher, dass alle lokalen, regionalen und nationalen Vorschriften und Genehmigungen, die für die Entwicklung von Solarparks erforderlich sind, eingehalten werden. Arbeiten Sie bei Bedarf mit Regierungsbehörden und Regulierungsstellen zusammen. Projektplanung: Entwickeln Sie Projektpläne, Budgets und Zeitpläne für die Entwicklung von Solarparks. Arbeiten Sie mit Ingenieur- und Designteams zusammen, um detaillierte Projektspezifikationen zu erstellen. Stakeholder-Engagement: Bauen und pflegen Sie Beziehungen zu lokalen Gemeinden, Grundstückseigentümern, Umweltorganisationen und anderen Interessengruppen auf. Bearbeiten Sie Bedenken und suchen Sie Unterstützung für die Projektentwicklung. Finanzanalyse: Erstellen Sie Finanzmodelle, führen Sie Kosten-Nutzen-Analysen durch und sichern Sie die Finanzierung für Solarparkprojekte. Arbeiten Sie eng mit Finanzpartnern und Investoren zusammen. Projektrisikomanagement: Identifizieren Sie potenzielle Risiken und entwickeln Sie Maßnahmen zur Risikominderung, um die erfolgreiche Entwicklung und Fertigstellung von Solarprojekten sicherzustellen. Bauaufsicht: Arbeiten Sie mit den Bau-Teams zusammen, um sicherzustellen, dass Projekte gemäß den Spezifikationen und innerhalb des Budgets gebaut werden. Überwachen Sie den Fortschritt und beheben Sie etwaige Probleme, die während der Bauarbeiten auftreten können. Übergang zum Betrieb: Erleichtern Sie die Übergabe von abgeschlossenen Solarparks an das Betriebs- und Wartungsteam. Stellen Sie einen reibungslosen Übergang sicher und unterstützen Sie bei den anfänglichen Betriebsaktivitäten. Qualifikationen: Bachelor-Abschluss in einem relevanten Bereich (z. B. erneuerbare Energien, Ingenieurwissenschaften, Betriebswirtschaft, Umweltwissenschaften). Nachgewiesene Erfahrung in der Entwicklung von Groß-Solarprojekten, vorzugsweise in Deutschland. Umfassende Kenntnisse in der erneuerbaren Energien Branche, einschließlich Solar-Technologie und Markttrends. Ausgezeichnete Projektmanagement- und Organisationsfähigkeiten. Vertrautheit mit regulatorischen Anforderungen und Genehmigungsverfahren in Deutschland. Finanzverständnis, einschließlich Erfahrung mit Projektfinanzierung und Finanzmodellierung. Starke Kommunikations- und Verhandlungsfähigkeiten. Fähigkeit zur selbstständigen Arbeit und zur Zusammenarbeit in interdisziplinären Teams. Fließende Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse sind erforderlich. Vorteile: Wettbewerbsfähiges Gehalt und leistungsbezogene Boni. Möglichkeit, an wegweisenden Projekten im Bereich erneuerbare Energien zu arbeiten. Karriereentwicklungsmöglichkeiten in einer dynamischen Branche. Umfassendes Leistungspaket, einschließlich Krankenversicherung und Rentenplänen. Unterstützendes und kooperatives Arbeitsumfeld. Wenn Sie sich leidenschaftlich für erneuerbare Energien engagieren möchten und einen Beitrag zu einer nachhaltigen Zukunft leisten möchten, ermutigen wir Sie, sich für diese aufregende Gelegenheit zu bewerben und ein Projektenwickler für Groß-Solarparks in der südlichen Region Deutschlands zu werden. Schließen Sie sich unserem Team an und gestalten Sie die Welt der sauberen Energie mit.

Negotiable
Germany
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Senior Process Engineer

LVI is one of the leading Energy and Infrastructure recruitment firm. We offer a bespoke service to our clients that allows us to utilize industry gossip to maximize our reach for both candidates and our current and future clients. Within the renewable energy space, we have upwards of 50 clients that we can introduce our candidates to! Summary: A leading Consultancy specializing in Engineering, Infrastructure and Energy is looking for a Senior Process Engineer to work on a project in the fast-rising market of decarbonization! With an employee-first attitude, this company has a great culture to be immersed in. This exciting opportunity is based in both their Kansas City, MO and Chicago, IL locations. The Senior Process Engineer will be involved in the design of the EPC project and should be able to efficiently perform the process design from cradle to grave stages of the project. Specifically, the project focus is on decarbonization technology, including but not limited to Green Hydrogen, DAC, and LNG. Responsibilities Work through the design process from visionary stages to project completion, while meeting the client's design needs and budgetary limitations Through research, collect data relevant to the project required by the project manager. Strengthen decarbonization market-related technology abilities. Design process components for team and apply knowledge of common design and process engineering concepts, procedures, and principles. Able to update and correct drawings through CAD-related software as well as modify production drawings for differing projects, from LNG facilities to hydrogen producing plants. Collect information for presentations and the design of the decarbonization-related facilities. Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team-based environment. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or a related ABET accredited program degree. 7 years of chemical engineering experience preferred. Master's degree in chemical engineering EPC project experience preferred. Preferred process simulation software experience (AFT Fathom, HTRI, Hysys) Ability to travel. Professional Engineer License Preferred If you are interested, please don't hesitate to apply below!

US$120000 - US$140000 per year
Kansas City
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New Market Manager

Title: New Market Manager Summary: My Client is the leading Anaerobic Digestion developer in the United States with a cutting edge closed-loop anaerobic digestion process which converts waste to Renewable Natural Gas. My client is currently developing project across approximately 15 States. My client is a dedicated to reducing the nations reliance on fossil fuels and mitigating climate change by utilizing an unrealized resource. If you are looking for an opportunity to become a leader in the food waste and organics recovery in the US, then this could be the opportunity for you. If you can prospect, develop, and grow, cultivates sales relationships don't hesitate to submit your application! My client is looking for a creative and dynamic salesperson who is looking to take on their next challenge. The New Market Manager will be responsible for…. Responsible for acquiring organic feedstock for the digestors in the assigned regional territory. A strong understanding of enterprise sales, partnership development, and complex sales. Source and develop organic feedstock clients to support anaerobic digests. Strong presentation skills and the ability to comfortably engage with C suite executives. Consult and work closely with clients to close the sale. Understand pricing tools to work with the service needs for prospects and partners. The New Market Manager should have experience with…. 2+ years of experience in business development or outside sales. Experience working in a quota driven sale environment. Proven success at B2B selling it at a high level. Detail oriented and strong organizational skills. Knowledge of Salesforce CRM is a plus. Bachelor's Degree required. Strong finical analysis skills. If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV below.

Negotiable
Massachusetts
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Lead Engineering Consultant - Cryogenic Systems

My client is offering an exciting career opportunity for individuals passionate about the cutting-edge Transitional and Clean Fuel industry. This role involves consultancy work and demands a well-established network within the sector. Key Responsibilities Provide expert guidance in the domain of cryogenic storage, transportation, and pipeline transmission for gases such as LNG, Ammonia, and Hydrogen. Lead system design projects, spanning from initial concepts to the final implementation of natural gas and cryogenic storage systems, both onshore and offshore (including regasification terminals), floating storage facilities, and cryogenic carriers. Experience in isotank design and knowledge of ship-to-ship and truck-to-ship transfers are advantageous. Operational experience is a plus. Demonstrate profound expertise in Transitional (LNG) and Clean Fuel (Ammonia, Hydrogen) technologies related to storage, transportation, and pipeline transmission. Additionally, exhibit strong engineering design skills and a deep understanding of the industry value chain. The role involves generating comprehensive design reports and engineering deliverables. Initiate and support improvement projects aimed at enhancing the designs for future innovations in storage solutions. Lead and foster business growth in the transitional and clean fuel sector, specifically in storage, transportation, and pipeline transmission. Requirements Possess a graduate degree in Process/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering from a reputable institution, accompanied by a minimum of 10 years of professional experience. Thorough knowledge of LNG, Ammonia, and Hydrogen properties and their behavior in real-world processes. Extensive cryogenic experience, with a minimum of 5 years in the design of refrigeration systems operating at temperatures of 4 Kelvin or lower. Operational experience is a bonus. Familiarity with LNG Codes such as NFPA 59A and 49 CFR 193 (preferred). Knowledge of 49 CFR Parts 192 and 193 is advantageous. Proficiency in ASME/ANSI B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, and B31.8S codes and relevant API regulations is preferred. Competence in engineering software like Aspen, CREO, SolidWorks, MATLAB, and/or Simulink, as well as advanced tools like ABAQUS. Understanding of thermal modeling for cryogenic systems using advanced multi-physics engineering software is a plus. Experience in the maritime or transportation sector, particularly within the LNG/Ammonia/Hydrogen market. Proficiency in LNG/Ammonia/Hydrogen technologies, capability development, and the implementation of emerging technologies. Experience in planning and designing natural gas distribution and transmission systems is an advantage. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including a robust professional network within the LNG/Ammonia/Hydrogen industry. Strong written and verbal communication skills, coupled with analytical prowess and the ability to independently solve complex problems. Demonstrated decisiveness, self-motivation, and enthusiasm. This role presents a unique opportunity for individuals who are deeply passionate about advancing the frontier of clean energy technologies and have a track record of excellence in the field. If you meet these qualifications and are excited about this opportunity, we invite you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience.

Negotiable
Singapore
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Process Engineer

Summary: One of the leading Anaerobic Digester developers who own and operate the projects as well in the US. They are building feedback control systems for anaerobic digestion in order to convert organic waste such as manure into clean energy. They will also use this process to extract renewable natural gas in addition to other valuable bi-products. They are based in the Boston area and are backed by institutional investment. They are currently operating close to 30 projects across 13 states. They are looking for a Process Engineer to help them expand quite drastically into other markets in the US. The Process Engineer will be involved with installation, troubleshooting, and focusing on continuous improvement of their processes and equipment. The Process Engineer should have the ability to take various approaches and techniques to conduct root cause analysis for any issues to design and implement new solutions. Responsibilities Experience analyzing production equipment, processes, materials and troubleshooting. Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacturing and distribution of products Knowledge of Dynamic and Static mixing principles Capable of reading P&ID drawings Analytic review of operational plant including waste and recycling operations (thermal, mechanical, and biological) Commercial awareness when evaluating minor CAPEX to maximize OPEX returns. Strong verbal and written communication Supporting writing of due diligence reports Qualifications Must be able to travel up to 25% Problem solving and analysis of processes, equipment and materials. Supporting in the determination of plant energy, emissions, involving thermodynamics through models Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field, 5 years of related engineering experience Benefits Phone expense reimbursement Annual incentive Bonus Opportunity on top of base salary 401(k) PTO

US$120000 - US$140000 per year
Boston
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Solar Engineering Consultant

We have a current opportunity with a leading global consultancy specializing in sustainable energy solutions. We are seeking a Solar Engineering Consultant to join their dynamic team in Taipei, Taiwan. Job Summary: As a Solar Engineering Consultant, you will play a pivotal role in helping clients navigate the complex landscape of solar energy projects. You will leverage your expertise in solar engineering, technology, and project management to deliver high-impact solutions that drive the adoption of solar energy in the region. Key Responsibilities: Solar Energy Project Assessment: Conduct comprehensive assessments of solar energy projects, evaluating feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability factors. Technical Advisory: Provide expert technical guidance and advice to clients on solar system design, component selection, and optimization. Regulatory Compliance: Stay up-to-date with local and international regulations related to solar energy and ensure project compliance. Market Research: Monitor market trends and emerging technologies in the solar energy sector, offering strategic insights to clients. Client Collaboration: Work closely with clients to understand their specific needs, provide tailored solutions, and build strong client relationships. Project Management: Oversee the execution of solar energy projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget. Reporting and Documentation: Prepare detailed reports, technical documentation, and presentations for clients and internal stakeholders. Qualifications: 5+ years of experience on solar power projects Engineering background Experienced in solar farm design (i.e. substation, PV, etc) Experience in floating or ground-mount type will be advantageous Permitting and regulatory experience is also advantageous Fluent English Don't hesitate to apply if interested!

Negotiable
Taiwan
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IND Sales Manager WT-Bavaria

I hope everyone is having a good week so far! A significant worldwide pump and valve OEM that I work with is presently seeking two Key Account Managers for areas in the South of Germany (Heilbronn). For someone wishing to enter a commercially oriented role in a respectable company with a large volume of accounts to assist grow, this is a fantastic opportunity. Please do not hesitate to send me a message or email if this seems intriguing to you or if you would like additional information. If you know someone who could be a good fit, please let me know so I can get in touch with them, or give them my contact information so they can get in touch with me.

Up to £70000 per annum + Car, Company comission
Heilbronn
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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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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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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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