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.
Careers in Power
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
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*:
- CNC Machinists
- Electrical Testers
- Generator / Motor Winders
- Manual Machinists
- Renewable energy blade, inspection and repair technicians
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
- Generator Winders
- Project Managers
- Technical Field Advisors
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
- Protection Relays
- Switchgear / Switch Boards
Our candidates’ electrification areas of expertise encompass:
- Automation & Controls
- Installation & Start-up
- PLC & HMI Programming
- Protection & Controls
Case Study - Skilled Trades USA
Prime Recruitment Vendor for an OEM
After experiencing difficulties with their recruitment partners our client wanted a new provider to help reduce costs and manage 20+ turbine mechanics.
Case Study - Europe
Rapid Contractor Supply for the European Power Market
Our client is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The nature of their work means that their workforce demands come in peaks and troughs, and hiring demands can be last minute, and highly urgent.
Case Study - Saudi Arabia
Achieving Saudization Targets
Our client is a technology provider for the Transmission & Distribution networks in Saudi Arabia. They sought to increase the number of Saudi nationals in their workforce, and looked to NES to help support their hiring drive.
Case Study - Thailand
Mobilising Expatriate Power Contactors
Our client is a leading EPC company in America, with a regional headquarters in Thailand. Due to Covid-19, they were struggling to get approvals for their workers' visas and work permtis and subsequently their project risked significant delays.
Case Study - NT, Aus
Sourcing Electrical Specialists for Remote Locations
Our client provides electricity to the Northern Territory in Australia. The remote location of their assets, coupled with a shortage of skilled candidates meant that the client was struggling to locate a sufficient number of technical talent.
Case Study - Solar
Executive Search Recruitment for the US Power Market
Our client is an independent power producer; we sourced several high profile individuals for their large grid-scale solar project.
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.
Health & Safety
We can provide a 24-hour safety management team who can respond quickly, if required.
Our Recruitment Services
We manage tens of thousands of contractors globally, delivering industry-leading logistics support and payroll
Employer of Record
Expand your global presence without registering a new business entity; we can hire employees on your behalf, with minimal risk.
We’ll find C-Suite personnel with shared responsibility and purpose to innovate your Board and secure your succession planning
We support contractors throughout their assignments, taking care of their welfare, travel practicalities and payroll
We have over 50 years of experience in orchestrating retained search activities, enabling businesses to hire strategically and effectively
Our consolidation service will save costs, increase hiring efficiencies and improve your compliance levels
Our globally based team understand local legislation requirements and will help businesses to regain compliance in their employment
Our streamlined service is award-winning and fully compliant in the respective localities of our internationally mobile contractor base
Managed Services Provision
We have decades of experience in delivering effective contingent workforce solutions and mobilisation programmes
Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Outsource all or part or your direct hiring; we manage high volume demand and have a global candidate reach
Regions we operate in
We have a large network of offices across Canada, coast-to-coast USA, The Caribbean and Latin America
Our teams are committed to supporting nationalisation strategies and partner with the region's biggest energy companies
Europe & CIS
Our office network spans the European continent, from Oslo to Paris, and contains our global head-quarters in Manchester
From North to South East Asia, we have a broad array of offices to offer clients a truly localised and on the ground recruitment service
We have offices across Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea, holding prime vendor status on some of the region's largest engineering projects
NES Fircroft has extensive experience supporting the continent’s major oil & gas developments and has mobilised over 1,000 technically skilled personnel to remote locations and offshore.