Recruitment Solutions for Onshore and Offshore Wind Projects
NES Fircroft is a global leader in placing onshore and offshore wind jobs for the wind sector and has been supporting the industry globally since its inception.
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As one of the world’s most competitive energy sources, energy generated from wind has a key role to play in net zero.
We understand the industry is looking for the next generation of talent to ensure it embraces the opportunities provided by new technologies to repower, retrofit and extend the life of current assets.
With wind power capacity expected to reach 2 TW as quickly as 2030, you need a staffing partner with a depth of expertise, global network and local market knowledge that can deliver a complete wind workforce solution.
World-leaders in Wind Staffing
- Our many years of staffing the wind industry, combined with discipline-specific recruiters, their understanding of wind’s technical nuances, and our vast global set-up, separates us from the competition.
- Our dedicated recruitment team has an in-depth understanding of the industry’s challenges and will mine our extensive global network to find the talent you need to enhance your wind project.
- We are also proud to be a member of the Global Wind Energy Council; download their Global wind report 2022 here.
Talent acquisition for wind
Our talent acquisition teams are discipline-specific. This enables us to stay close to our markets, helping us support hiring managers in driving their offshore wind recruitment strategy to secure a talent pipeline that facilitates growth and mitigates prospective talent shortages.
We build up local expertise in-country to embed ourselves as part of the business community and ensure we are operating in the same time zone, communicating in the local language and understanding the local culture. This approach along with the backing of over 80 global offices, enables us to support clients and help you enter new markets quickly and source the talent you need.
Our comprehensive recruitment service and proven search ensures that projects are staffed promptly, compliantly and within budget. We ensure that wind companies are supported across the project lifecycle, from early development to construction and project completion. From turbine fabrication and site commissioning to laying cables offshore and managing vessels, our team will connect you to the right talent.
- Fabrication, Assembly & Commissioning
- Commercial, Business Development & Sales
- Design, Planning & Permitting
- Build, Construction & Installation (including offshore pile, foundations, nacelle, switch cabinet, electrical cables, battery storage and towers)
- Decommissioning / Repowering Offshore Transmission
- Health, Safety & Environment
- Operations & Maintenance (including LEP and structural repairs)
- Project Controls & Management (including Field Development Vessels (FDVs))
- Quality Inspection
- Site Management
We will deploy technical expertise to your wind project from more experienced geographies
Whilst the offshore wind market is booming, the sector remains relatively in its infancy in some areas, with experienced talent pools located in differing geographies to that of the project. With our global office network and established candidate pools, NES Fircroft has helped service companies, developers and manufacturers to mitigate challenges posed by the limitations of local talent pools and developing infrastructures.
We have opened an office in Boston specifically to support the offshore wind sector in North America. The United States currently has one operational offshore wind farm, which means there is a limited candidate pool with offshore wind experience. Using our extensive candidate networks we will identify local candidates from other sectors with transferable skills, as well as bring highly specialised talent from overseas on L-1A and L-1B visas when required
In Asian wind hotspots such as Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan, we have leveraged our European talent networks to get our clients’ projects off the ground and to help up-skill the local workforce to nurture the ongoing operations and maintenance of the site.
No matter where your wind project is located, you can rest assured we have the ability to connect you to wind personnel on an international level and will mobilise them to site, compliantly.
Global experience in staffing offshore wind projects
We provide full project life-cycle support. Our multilingual teams operate across key wind hubs spanning Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, supporting transmission system operators, developers and contractors to get the most from their wind projects.
Staffing the world's largest turbine fabrication yards
We have a concentrated office network in key fabrication areas across Asia with decades of experience of operating within the local market, utilising local talent pools and leveraging our wider international footprint to get the right people to site. Compliance is at the forefront of our operation; our in-house support teams take care of all contractors’ paperwork, including immigration logistics and orchestrating insurances, and our in-house finance team will manage all payroll and taxation requirements.
Our experience includes helping a major operator to regain control of their health and safety on a fabrication yard in South Korea, mobilising specialist staff for a crane upgrade in Singapore in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic when travel restrictions were at their peak, and mobilising a specialist Danish team into Asia to fabricate a subsea module for a Norwegian-based platform. Thanks to our local knowledge and in-house global mobility capabilities, we mitigated these challenges with ease.
Providing personnel specialised in wind turbine maintenance
Our recruitment teams have provided staff to turnkey projects across pre-assembly through to installation and commissioning, encompassing minor / major correctives and exchange services, for on and offshore wind facilities. Our teams will connect businesses to talent pools of inspection, repairs, and maintenance personnel to service their wind turbine rotor blades, and we’ve supplied volume numbers of engineers to complete installation and components exchanges.
Whether you are looking for personnel to process retrofits and upgrades, seeking to implement new upkeep measures on your facility, or need inspection experts, our discipline-specific team have cultivated deep talent networks to meet your hiring needs.
Bridging local knowledge gaps
Our global office network and established candidate talent pools means that we have provided specialist wind personnel to service companies, developers and manufacturers located in geographies where wind is fairly new, enabling them to overcome challenges posed by the developing infrastructure and consequent local talent pool limitations.
In addition, our database of Upstream Oil and Gas professionals is well equipped to transition to the Offshore Wind industry thanks to their skills alignment - both in terms of technical skillsets and soft skills. Transferable skillsets include marine and piping engineering, tower specialisation, support vessels / ports and substation expertise.
The wind sector has created jobs and projects on a global scale, and we have been part of this journey through supporting both established and emerging markets. We are proud to have placed candidates in every project phase across sites in Europe, North America, The Middle East, and Asia Pacific.
Case Study - Global
Recruiting High Performance Wind Teams Globally
Our client has a global operations base and therefore often has projects in locations where they do not have an entity. We mitigate complex hiring requirements of varying local landscapes on both a legislative and cultural level.
Case Study - Global
Offshore Wind Recruitment in 2 Continents
We have provided expert resources and complete staffing services to key offshore wind projects for our client, delivering the best talent with competitive pricing
Case Study - USA
Wind Technician Recruitment
Our client was operating an onshore wind farm in Texas and required several short-term contractors in order to keep the turbines at the site running at optimal capacity.
Case Study - Saudi Arabia
Staffing Saudi Arabia's first wind farm
We provided staffing support to Saudi Arabia's first wind farm. As the country's first wind project, there were no local talent pools at the time.
Case study - Oman
Staffing Oman's first wind farm
The client won a project to build Oman’s very first wind farm and had not operated within the country before. With our established in-country presence and global reach, we were the ideal staffing partner for the scope.
Case Study - Singapore
Major Crane Upgrade - Offshore Wind
With their closest office to Singapore being located in Taiwan, the client sought a local expert to mobilise their staff and crew, in addition to recruiting further local expertise to complete the crane upgrade.
Case Study - Mobilisation through project phases
Mobilising Candidates Across Asia
Our client needed to mobilise contractors across several countries in Asia, but had limited knowledge of local regulations and how to screen providers to ensure they were capable of providing a compliant solution.
Why choose NES Fircroft as your Wind recruitment partner?
We have worked in the wind sector since its inception and have placed expertise onto some of the world’s largest wind farms, on and offshore.
Our global presence
We have offices spanning 45 countries in six continents, offering local expertise, but with a global candidate outreach.
Our financial strength
We are going from strength to strength and have made several acquisitions at a time when many companies are having to scale back operations
Our discipline-specific experts
Our qualified and experienced recruitment teams only operate within the wind sector – they live and breathe it to make sure they are up to date with developments and emerging trends.
Our range of workforce solutions
Whether you need contract staffing, permanent (direct) hires, or are looking to outsource all or just part of your recruitment function, we will design a recruitment solution that fits your needs and delivers real value.
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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.