Recruitment Expertise for the Power Sector

NES Fircroft is a global workforce solutions provider which specialises in providing white, grey and blue-collar professionals within the power generation and utilities sector.

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NES Fircroft works across all facets of the Power sector and will help you to level up you energy career

We have over 30 years’ experience providing specialist personnel to the Power sector. To prepare for future growth and minimise the problems caused by skills shortages, power businesses must create effective staffing programmes and develop a pipeline of talent.

Our broad recruitment support encompasses all phases of the project lifecycle from Engineering and Design to Project Services, through to Construction, Commissioning and Start-Up. Once built, we also provide staffing support to outage projects and modifications, as well as supporting run and maintenance activities with obtaining a flexible talent pool.

Leveraging our international networks, our dedicated power generation team will find and mobilise power talent where businesses need them the most. We provide specialist talent for all aspects of power plant engineering, construction and operations. This can include the provision of experts across mechanical plant / power turbine assembly and alignment, balancing plant piping, turbine installation, structural steel, civil, electrical, instrumentation and control systems, through to plant start-up, operation and decommissioning.​ But our expertise goes much further.

International Power Candidate Networks

With our workforce solutions, businesses benefit from low risk hiring and can bring their projects back on track. Our global office network and dedicated assignment support teams enable fast track mobilisations for the personnel we source, whether they’re based locally, regionally, or internationally to your project site. Our enhanced global talent pool ensures that we have personnel on standby to secure an agile workforce that enables your business to scale in line with market conditions.

Power markets we recruit for

Energy from waste Recruitment


Coal Engineer


Geothermal Recruitment


Hydroelectric Engineer


Natural Gas Recruitment

Natural Gas

Nuclear Engineer


Our Expertise in Staffing the Power Sector

With more emphasis on cleaner energy, smart grid, and demand response technologies, top talent becomes increasingly more valuable and difficult to find. We can help you to audit your current workforce to identify gaps in your expertise, when these gaps will need addressing and where to prioritise investment in training and recruitment.

We source skilled trades personnel for manufacturing, new construction, outage and maintenance projects

The strength of our candidate network within power generation means that NES Fircroft will provide qualified skilled trades professionals with industry-specific experience, including renewable energy or other heavy industrial market segments.

NES Fircroft offers a candidate database of qualified skilled trades professionals carefully constructed over 20 years. The talent we supply can relocate nationally and internationally to ensure key construction project checkpoints and deadlines are met, enabling the flexibility to support on either a short- or long-term basis.

We have a separate candidate network for skilled trades specialists aligned to local assignments and the provision of critical support for your manufacturing, assembly, design and process facilities and operations. Our recrutiment support includes sourcing qualified professionals across shop support, automation, design and production, engineering, quality control and repair operations.

The skilled personnel our recruitment team provide include*:

  • Bladers
  • CNC Machinists
  • Electricians
  • Electrical Testers
  • Generator / Motor Winders
  • Manual Machinists
  • Millwrights
  • Pipefitters
  • Renewable energy blade, inspection and repair technicians
  • Welders

*non-extensive list

Our broad talent networks are poised to manage your outages

During the outage season, the skilled trades market is highly competitive, fast-moving and requires flexibility and communication. With our experience and developed talent networks, we drive an aligned and open recruitment approach.

We understand that keeping your power plants operating reliably and efficiently is a huge challenge for your technical and management teams, and have a wealth of experience in supplying expertise to businesses to help them coordinate and run planned outages. Our proven track record encompasses 20+ years of supporting major original equipment manufacturers, contractors and service providers with delivering flexible workforce solutions.

NES Fircroft has partnered with power businesses to build tailored solutions and drive skillset-specific candidate databases, allowing us to react quickly to provide a suitable contractor with the right project experience and equipment familiarity to drive immediate value to an outage assignment – whether the project revolves around boilers, steam and gas turbines or pulverizers.

Our recruitment teams are experts in sourcing the following skillsets for outages:

  • Bladers / Turbine Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Generator Winders
  • Machinists
  • Millwrights
  • Project Managers
  • Technical Field Advisors
  • Welders

We’ll connect your business with expertise to optimise your electrification output

As the world moves to a more electric future, NESF has been at the forefront of supporting electrification projects across a variety of power generation and industrial facilities. We have provided a flexible staffing solution to businesses working across new installations and / or upgrades to substations and data centres, nuclear facilities, hydroplants and windmills, broader industrial facilities and even coal & gold mines. From coal-fired plants, to onshore wind farms and solar parks, our recruitment teams have got you covered by finding the expertise your business needs.

We’ll deliver expertise to enhance your low, medium, and high voltage electrical Power Generation Equipment, including personnel experienced in:

  • Circuit Breakers
  • Generators
  • Protection Relays
  • Transformers
  • Turbines
  • Switchgear / Switch Boards

Our candidates’ electrification areas of expertise encompass: 

  • Automation & Controls
  • Commissioning
  • Installation & Start-up
  • Maintenance
  • PLC & HMI Programming
  • Protection & Controls
  • Testing
  • Troubleshooting

We’re a one stop recruitment solution for your power hiring needs

We pride ourselves on delivering a local service, building-up local expertise to embed ourselves as part of the business community, and ensuring that we’re operating in the same time zone, communicating in the local language and have a true understanding of local culture. This approach enables us to support power clients on the ground throughout their entire project lifecycle, and can help you to enter new markets quickly.

With our network of over 80 global offices we have a wider infrastructure that can source the talent you need wherever it may be in the world. Our readily available, fully qualified global engineering talent pool ensures your business continuity; engage with us and not only will we find the talent needed to deliver your power projects, but we’ll also provide a range of support services to make the process hassle free.

If you outsource your contractor management to us, we’ll coordinate and manage all workers’ compliance needs, including immigration paperwork, site-specific onboarding requirements and documentation, the control, maintenance and updating of candidate safety qualifications and background records and all required insurances (workers compensation, local medical insurances, etc.).

Our award-winning team provides in-country payroll services, adhering to local and home-country legislations, to keep payroll solutions compliant and efficient.

Our teams handle all contractors’ logistics, including their mobilisation, travel, accommodation, and connecting them with a 24/7 travel team to access real time updates on travel restrictions and required immigration processes.

We can provide a 24-hour safety management team who can respond quickly, if required.

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