Recruitment Solutions and Engineering Jobs in Japan
We’ve provide engineers to energy businesses in Japan
NES Fircroft has been operational in Japan since 2010 and now has a specialist recruitment function supporting 20 contractors across the oil, gas, power and renewable energy markets, including wind and solar.
Our office is based in Yokohama and contains a bi-lingual team with Japanese and English language skills. Our Japanese operation specialises in the provision of contract and permanent (direct hire) staff and offers full-cycle workforce solutions for developers, operators and EPC companies.
We are also a Tier 1 staffing supplier to a major OEM. In collaboration with our wider office network, our recruitment support encompasses recruitment consultants and account managers, assignment support coordinators, and finance teams. Our global office network spans 80+ offices in 45 countries, with 20 of those alone located in Asia, meaning we’re able to source national, regional, and expatriate talent to bridge your businesses’ skills gap.
Supporting Projects in Japan
With over a decade of experience we have a strong track record of supporting large scale workforce projects and are well-equipped to staff CAPEX projects with rapid sourcing and staff mobilisation services. On the world-renowned Browse Basin project, we sourced and mobilised over 200 contractors.
Through a long-standing relationship with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan, our teams have a comprehensive understanding of obtaining visas for engineering and specialist humanities projects and will do so in a timely and compliant manner. We have achieved 100% success with all Japanese visa applications.
Recruitment expertise in Japan
Compliance with local Japanese legislation is at the forefront of our workforce solutions. We hold all relevant labour licenses and with a dedicated in-house finance team, can orchestrate payroll services for contractors, including managing all tax and social security obligations.
With an on-the-ground operation, our recruitment service will help you to navigate the complexities of the Japanese business landscape, from bridging the language barrier and understanding cultural sensitivities, to complying with local labour, taxation, and immigration laws. If your business engages the support of NES Fircroft for recruitment services in Japan, you can be confident you’ll benefit from a localised service with global connections and quality management systems that will help your business to grow.
We’re looking for technical, bi-lingual (Japanese / English) professionals across:
- Business Development
- Cost Control
- Health, Safety & Environment
- Project Management
We have been integral to supplying engineering and technical staff to key energy projects in Japan such as:
- Browse Basin
- Golden Pass LNG
- Nagaoka FPSO
We’ll help you find your next engineering job in Japan
Our premier recruitment agency status is recognised by the prestigious businesses we work with. We’ve placed staff onto the world’s largest energy projects with some of the biggest names in oil, gas, and renewable energy, and have ample experience in orchestrating global mobility for large volumes of contractors as they move through the different phases of a project. With dedicated assignment support and finance, teams, and experienced recruitment consultants, we make sure your employment remains compliant with Japanese labour law.
We recognise that for expatriates, a move to Japan can come with a degree of culture shock. Our Yokohama office looks after contractors across rural and urban Japanese towns. If you take a contract through us, you’ll be given a dedicated point of contact. Our in-country team will guide you through cultural training and country orientation to ensure you settle into your new working environment.
Our industry networks and business relationships are vast; if you take a contract role with us, when your contract comes to an end, we will find your next assignment and actively market you to hiring managers. We’re also sourcing candidates for permanent (direct) hire roles. Our recruiters are discipline-specific and truly know their markets, so are in a position of strength to guide you throughout the interview process and match you to a job opportunity that will enhance your career.
Read more about our contractor support services below, find out what living in-country is like by downloading our regional guide, or check-out our latest Japan jobs.
NES Fircroft (NES) is pleased to announce that on the 19th April we completed the acquisition of Japanese employment advisers Polarities Co. Ltd. (Polarities),
The combination of NES’s recruitment capabilities and Polarities’ proven track record with Japanese statutory and operational requirements provides a potent capability for international companies seeking employment solutions in Japan.
Recruitment License: 13-ユ-315161 valid until March 31 2026
Dispatch License: 派 13 - 316594 valid until March 31 2026
Our Recruitment Services
Employer of Record
Expand your global presence without registering a new business entity; we can hire employees on your behalf, with minimal risk.
We manage tens of thousands of contractors globally, delivering industry-leading logistics support and payroll.
Our globally based team understand local legislation requirements and will help businesses to regain compliance in their employment.
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.
We’ll find C-Suite personnel with shared responsibility and purpose to innovate your Board and secure your succession planning.
Our streamlined service is award-winning and fully compliant in the respective localities of our internationally mobile contractor base.
Our consolidation service will save costs, increase hiring efficiencies and improve your compliance levels.
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.
Case Study - LNG
Recruitment for the Ichthys Project
Our client is a global Oil and Gas explorer and producer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
Case Study - LNG
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Our client successfully bid and won the EPC scope of work on a large-scale major Midstream LNG project in the USA
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