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Chemical Recruitment

We have over 20 years’ experience in the Process and Chemical Manufacturing sector sourcing and managing personnel for a complete range of contract and permanent placements.

Working with global manufacturers of Bulk Chemicals, Speciality Chemicals, Fine chemicals and Oil Refining, our knowledge of process development and project execution with our specialist understanding of regulations such as COMAH regulations and the Seveso III directive help us to find the best candidates for our clients’ projects.

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We have over 20 years’ experience in the Chemical sector sourcing and managing personnel for a complete range of contract and permanent placements.

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Chemical recruitment

Experience in Chemical

Our specialist consultants are skilled in the provision of both contract and permanent staffing, including managed services solutions. Our search methodology is a detailed process during which time we develop an in-depth understanding of our clients' requirements and culture to effectively allow us to operate as an extension of their business: we deliver a flexible and tailored workforce solution for optimum results. Our key service lines are executive search, contingent permanent, temporary contract, global mobility and MSP or RPO solutions.

OUR SUB-SECTORS

  • Bulk Chemical

    High volume commodity chemical manufacturing facilities need to have strong operations, maintenance and project talent to satisfy their every changing workforce strategies. NES Fircroft currently work with 50% of the top 10 global bulk manufacturers in a variety of markets including bulk petrochemicals, polymers, inorganic chemicals, fertilizers and other derivatives.

    Areas of expertise:
    • Projects and Engineering

    • Reliability and Maintenance

    • Turnarounds, Shutdowns and Project Execution

    • Process Support and Development

    • Site Automation

    • Senior Operations Leadership

  • Polymers

    Exponential global Investment in polymer production (PE, PVC PP and PS), driven by consumer depend for advanced plastics, has created a global talent squeeze for project delivery, process development and senior leadership talent across Europe, America and South East Asia. Our project delivery teams support major CAPEX investments with complete recruitment outsourcing, global mobility and talent pooling for both permanent and temporary recruitment strategies.

    Areas of expertise:
    • Research and Technical

    • Project Engineering

    • Procurement

    • Senior Leadership

    • Shutdowns and Project Execution

    • Reliability and Maintenance

    • Process Support and Development

  • Fine/Speciality Chemical

    The $500 billion global speciality market is made up of coatings, advanced polymers, adhesives, additives and pigments. As one of the most competitive and higher margin sectors of the chemical industry, we understand companies are looking for the next generation of talent to ensure it embraces the opportunities provided by new technology. Our speciality chemical experts have an in depth knowledge of what is required at all stages of the product life cycle.

    Areas of expertise:
    • Research and Technical

    • Process Development

    • HSEQ

    • Project Engineering

    • Operations and Process Support

    • Maintenance and Reliability

    • Senior Leadership

    • Sales and NPD

  • Advanced Materials

    Driven by demand from other forward thinking industries such as automotive (EV), aviation and aerospace, the advanced materials sector is at the cutting edge of what is possible in the chemical industry.  

    Our industry experts will help take a concept from pilot plant to a full scale operation, helping clients navigate financial, geographical and timescale challenges when trying to attract, engage and mobilise the best available talent. Some of our projects include battery materials, biopolymers and graphene technology.

    Areas of expertise:
    • Research and Technical

    • Process Development

    • HSEQ

    • Project Engineering

    • Operations and Process Support

    • Maintenance and Reliability

    • Senior Leadership

    • Sales and NPD

  • Circular economy

    The future of the chemical industry relies on the utilisation of all available global resources, reducing waste products and protecting the planet. This global need is supported by national and international legislation in the form of the Paris Agreement and the EU Circular Economy Strategy; as an international business NES are keen to be at the forefront of this challenge. As our industry develops new technologies and principles, we ensure our consultants, network and expertise keep pace with the requirements of our clients to support growing challenges in R&D, process development, global procurement and plant reliability.

    Areas of expertise:
    • Research and Technical

    • Process Development

    • Project Engineering

    • Procurement

    • Senior Leadership

    • Sales and NPD

  • Industrial Gases

    The majority of chemical sites require large volumes of gas to support the manufacturing process and often the infrastructures required can create a major challenge in itself. Our team has experience in the projects development and ongoing maintenance of cryogenic equipment, air separation units and advanced gas processing equipment.  Our specialist teams within project Engineering and maintenance can quickly engage and mobilise hard to find talent anywhere in the world.

    Areas of expertise:
    • Project Engineering

    • Procurement

    • Senior Leadership

    • Shutdowns and Project Execution

    • Reliability and Maintenance

    • Process Support and Development

    • Sales and NPD

What Our People Say

Jason Tolley

Jason Tolley

Senior Consultant – Process and Development

With long-established networks within Process Engineering, Process Development and Technology Innovation, we work with chemical manufacturers and research developers alike, to support niche technical hires & senior appointments, in what are frequently the most challenging disciplines to identify talent across all chemical sectors. 

Our clients are developing a wide range of technology in the fields of Advanced Materials, Circular Economy, Speciality Chemicals, Advanced Polymers and traditional Bulk Chemicals.

Suzanne Edmond

Suzanne Edmond

Managing Consultant - Major Projects and Commercial

NES Fircroft deliver a high standard of staffing solutions to a wide range of chemical businesses. As experts within this field we are able to deliver support for CAPEX projects across the full range of disciplines including executive level. We offer a bespoke search to capture the very best talent in the industry and pride ourselves in a values driven approach.

Zach Blaylock

Zach Blaylock

Senior Manager - West Coast

Helping our Clients achieve cost savings across their contingent labor workforce through offering competitive markups and ensuring we find the right candidate for the job, at a pay rate that is competitive with the market, is of utmost importance to us. Our commitment to providing fit for purpose recruitment solutions that streamline the hiring process, improve the quality of the workforce, and reduce our Client’s overall spend on contingent labor is what sets us apart from our competitors.

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