NES Fircroft is a contract workforce specialist, providing contract recruitment solutions across the engineering spectrum, including Oil and Gas, Power and Renewables, and Life Sciences.
Our international award-winning team has over 40 years of experience in temporary hiring solutions and contractor workforce management and is built from discipline-specific consultants who truly know their markets.
We work with the most sought after engineers in the world and will scour the global talent pool to find you the right skillsets and expertise to drive your business or project forward.
GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THE BEST TALENT
We have 60+ offices around the world and have placed over 127 nationalities into 91 countries; our candidate talent pool is both international and highly experienced.
SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY
You don’t need to worry about conducting research, interviews or background checks. We’ve got it covered.
REDUCE YOUR TIME-TO-HIRE
We meet challenging deadlines to ensure that you have the project workforce you need on time and on budget to avoid disruption to your business schedule.
Contractor payments are made in the local currency and we have regional compliance teams to oversee contracts.
MOBILISE AND SUPPORT YOUR CONTRACTORS
We take care of arranging visas and work permits, mobilising the candidates, arranging accommodation and local payroll.
TAILOR THE SOLUTION FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS
Depending on your needs we can work from your office managing the recruitment process, offering consultancy and producing strategic hiring plans and progress reports.
NES has dedicated compliance personnel forming part of the Commercial and Legal Team, delivering expertise in Commercial Compliance, Risk, HSE, Quality, Data Protection, Travel Management and Insurances.
Based in 6 locations: UK, USA, Australia, Malaysia, UAE, and Norway, our geographical spread ensures we fully understand the implications of regional legislation for your project scope. We will never allow someone to start work at your company without ensuring they are set up compliantly and in a position to pay the right tax as required by local legislation.
Taxation & Fiscal Compliance - We know the legislation involved in enabling contractors to work compliantly, saving you from the time and expense of seeking additional commercial and fiscal advice.
Insurances - We have a number of insurance programmes in place
for contractors, including: employers’ liability, workers’ compensation, general liability and third party liability programmes to cover for things like injury, death, damage to property and injury to other individuals.
Tax Requirements - Our global financial advisor, Deloitte, enables us to keep close to current issues and trends on tax legislative, regulatory and judicial developments, meaning that we have professional financial information readily available.
Our client was working on the fabrication of a large offshore Liquefied Natural Gas platform in Malaysia, a country where they had very little presence. The client needed an experienced staffing partner who could manage the entire project staffing process on their behalf, giving them access to a high volume of quality talent in a tight timescale.
We have a large office in Kuala Lumpur
(KL); one of our experienced local consultants was assigned to work full time in our client’s office to ensure they could manage the project at close range. Supported by our wider KL team, our
consultant sourced 50+ contractors in the first year, managing the entire recruitment and HR process, and arranging all contractor logistics including mobilisations, background checks and payroll.
The project was run to a tight governance structure, which included weekly reporting. This formed the basis for regular meetings allowing our client to accurately forecast spend and identify areas for potential financial pre-emptive action,
ensuring the project remained within budget.
Our client was building a floating production, storage and offloading unit in South Korea, then transporting it to a licence block offshore West Africa. The company needed a team of engineers with expertise in subsea systems, umbilicals, flowlines and risers. As this was such a high value project, our client needed the support of a company with proven multi-national project experience and a track record of supporting oil and gas clients from first mobilisation through to first oil.
With our global reach including an
established presence in South Korea and West Africa, we were able to use our in-country experiences and discipline-specific understanding of the industry to find the personnel required for the construction and commissioning phases of the FPSO unit.
Our local presence enabled us to offer dedicated assignment support to our contractors, including visas, full mobilisation support and facilitating payment in the required currency. We sourced a team of specialists from 13 different countries to work on the initial phases of the FPSO unit in South Korea. Prior to the FPSO unit tow from South Korea to Africa, we returned all of the contractors back to their home countries to secure the relevant visas and work permits and ensure that they were fully compliant with local legislation, as well as arranging the necessary medical insurances and security support.
Our client required a senior reservoir engineer who needed to speak Arabic fluently for a key project in Iraq.
Our discipline-specific recruitment consultants accessed our global talent pool to find the specialist candidates the company was seeking, ensuring the candidate had both the technical and language skills required. We sourced an Arabic speaking senior reservoir engineer with 13 years’ subsurface experience working for major oil and gas operators all over the world, including Canada, The Middle East, Italy and Scotland. Such is the niche level of our candidate’s skills and expertise that he regularly performs training sessions to workers and representatives from major oil and gas companies in both English and Arabic. As a result of a number of highly successful specialist contract placements, which no other company has been able to make, we have become the preferred supplier with this client making approximately 650 placements per year in Iraq.