Recruitment Solutions and Engineering Jobs in Malaysia
We’ve placed staff onto Malaysia’s largest energy projects and chemical processing facilities
NES Fircroft’s first office on the Asian continent opened in Kuala Lumpur way back in 1995. As our largest office in the region, our Kuala Lumpur branch operates as our Asian Pacific head-quarters.
We have 2 offices across Malaysia – our KL operation specialises in recruitment solutions and holds key workforce service agreements with major integrated oil companies, NOCs and EPCs, and our second office in Miri (Sarawak) is a dedicated sales office to support businesses in East Malaysia.
Our dedicated in-country team includes account managers and discipline-specific recruiters who specialise in Drilling & Subsurface, Engineering, Construction & Commissioning, HSE and Project Management across the energy spectrum. We’ve placed volume numbers of staff onto fabrication yards, offshore oil platforms and chemical plants throughout the country, including for Fortune Global 500® listed corporations.
Staffing Malaysia's Energy Sector
Offering 100% compliant employment solutions, we hold all relevant labour licenses in-country. Our team specialises in the provision of both contract and permanent hiring, offering full-cycle workforce solutions. We are poised to recruit Malaysian nationals, regional personnel from across Asia, and further expatriate personnel from across the globe.
When enlisting the support of NES Fircroft, businesses are accessing recruitment expertise from a truly global company with the expertise and experience on-the-ground to thrive in the local economy. Read more about our recruitment solutions and workforce management below.
Recruitment experience in Malaysia
Our head-hunting and talent pooling experience is broad. Whilst we have a dedicated Malaysian candidate network, through leveraging our broader regional office network, our KL team has supported concentrated recruitment campaigns on an international level, to encompass Indonesia and the UAE (as examples), and harnessed Executive Search services for Board-level hires, including a CFO for a major national oil company.
We have in-house support teams encompassing assignment support coordinators, finance, commercial & legal, and travel specialists. Our support teams work collaboratively to ensure that all aspects of contractor mobilisation, onboarding and logistics run smoothly. With our service, we will manage contractors’ travel, visas, compliance and their payroll and taxation to ensure that workers arrive to your project site, on time and in accordance with local legislation.
To date we have placed thousands of contractors into Malaysia and as a result of our experience in-country we have built a strong reputation with local visa and immigration authorities. We’ve helped clients to streamline their hiring operation on sites with complex working patterns incorporating different shifts, different rates, and different nationalities. Our demonstrable understanding of local employment laws means clients can rest assured we have workforce management and logistics covered.
Our local recruitment teams have a strong track record of supporting large scale workforce projects in-country, including:
- Gallaf Project
- Jansz Project
- Liza 2
- Marjan Project
- Mero 2 & 3
- NFPS Project
- RAPID Project
- Wheatstone (Lumut Fabrication Yard)
- Yunlin Windfarm
We place technical and engineering workers in a huge range of areas including, but not limited to:
- Construction & Commissioning
- Drilling and Completions
- Project Management
- Project Services
- Health, Safety and Environmental
- Quality Control
- Power Generation
We’ll help you find your next technical or engineering role in Malaysia
If you are looking for a job in energy in Malaysia, NES Fircroft is your first-choice recruitment agency.
Our twenty years’ experience in-country has led to strong relationships with all the major industry players, meaning that we have access to the most exciting job opportunities. Our recruitment experience in Malaysia is comprehensive and varied. We’ve placed hundreds of engineers onto a single fabrication yard alone, and recruited Board-level Executives for major energy companies.
We’re currently recruiting personnel with experience in the following:
- Drilling & Completions
- Facilities & Construction
- HSE & Inspections
- Operations & Maintenance
- Pipeline Engineering
- Project Services
- Design Engineering
Contractors know that when applying for a Malaysia-based job through NES Fircroft, they’re accessing market-leading assignment support. We have an in-house team to manage all logistical needs, including contract reviews, supporting visa and work permit applications, organising all accommodation and travel, and even offering in-country orientation to help you assimilate with your new working environment. We recognise that for expatriates, a move to Malaysia can come with a degree of culture shock – our teams are staffed with locals, and your orientation will include cultural training to help you avoid any social faux pas.
It's not just about supporting your onboarding. We have a contractor management team who speak to all of our contractors at least once every 60 days, and aim for face-to-face interactions, to ensure things are going smoothly on your new assignment. We also have a range of permanent (direct) hire roles available, with job opportunities for both Malaysian professionals, and expatriate talent.
From HVAC engineers to ROV Specialists, and project management to quality auditors, whether you are looking for a contract or permanent role, our recruiters in Malaysia will have a job for you, and will help you to secure your next position. Check out our latest Malaysia vacancies below.
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 - Fabrication Yard
Compliance in Malaysia
Our client was fabricating train modules at the Lumut fabrication yard in Malaysia. They had limited knowledge in regards to culture, working conditions, payroll and Malaysian legislation.
Case Study - Chemicals
Volume Petrochemical Recruitment
We supported our client throughout the construction and commissioning of the Pengerang
Refining and Petrochemical (PRefChem) project in Pengerang Johor, Malaysia.
Case Study - Oil & Gas Offshore
Volume Upstream Recruitment
Our client required 100+ expatriates to undertake roles across Drilling, Subsurface, Engineering and Construction to maintain rapid project progression.
Case Study - IT
Sourcing Specialised Telecommunications Personnel
Our client is a telecommunications business, delivering security and surveillance systems for the upstream oil and gas industry. They needed support in locating and hiring suitable candidates to deliver a complex contract.
Our client had experienced severe difficulties when searching for a Chief Finance Officer in a candidate-short market; priority would be given to local Sarawakian talent to drive competitive advantage.
Other Regional Offices
We are a 100% locally owned entity, with offices across the country in Jakarta and Batam
Through our local office in Ayala Alabang we hold all required licences to ensure a 100% compliant recruitment solution
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We have been operational in Thailand for over 15 years and now have offices located in Bangkok and Chonburi
We provide a premium, reliable service and our reputation in the local tight-knit Brunei market precedes us
Our offices are based in Shanghai and Hong Kong, with further registrations to operate across multiple provinces
Our office is based in Yokohama and contains a bi-lingual team with Japanese and English language skills
Our Taipei office ensures international companies enter the Taiwanese market cost efficiently and with little risk
We have offices in Geoje and Seoul and have staffed major local energy projects for over 10 years