Recruitment Solutions and Engineering Jobs in Singapore
We're an integral staffing supplier to Singapore's energy market.
NES Fircroft has been operational in Singapore since 2002. We are fully licensed as an employment agency as well as a management consultancy through the Ministry of Manpower (MoM).
Our recruitment support and supply service in Singapore is second to none; we are a defined market-leader in workforce provision and will provide contract staffing, permanent hire and managed solutions for your business.
Our capacity to access high quality local and regional talent derives through a combination of networking with clients on some of the region's most pioneering energy projects, and NES Fircroft’s solid reputation of supporting candidates in their career development.
Staffing Support in Singapore
Singapore has a rich history in the oil and gas industry and is a global hub for fabrication works as well as downstream facilities. We have secured approved supplier status with many of the leading energy majors in the area, enabling us to build a sizable population of local, national, and international contractors to date.
We are the main workforce supplier to Singapore's three biggest downstream assets. Our local team comprises discipline-specific recruitment consultants across Downstream & Chemical Processing, Offshore Wind, Power Generation Facilities, Fabrication & Upstream Oil & Gas, and more. We have placed over 1,000 personnel in the city-state to date.
When you enlist the support of NES Fircroft, you can rest assured that your business is accessing the gravitas and quality of a global-scale operation, with on-the-ground expertise and service. Read more about our workforce solutions below
Staffing services in Singapore
Through a blend of our assignment support, commercial & legal, finance and travel teams, we offer a comprehensive global mobility service and make contractor transitions to the area as smooth as possible. Our teams take care of all contractor logistics to ensure a 100% compliant solution for all stakeholders, including orchestrating all payroll, taxation, central provident funds, medical and travel insurances, and employment passes (EP). Through our local presence we are able to provide Employer of Record (EOR) services for businesses without an entity in the city-state. With an EOR solution, we provide a shadow payroll for foreign workers, including employment pass and taxation Services, where salary is maintained in the worker’s home location.
Our long in-region tenure had led to strong relationships and extensive experience with local visa & immigration processes and associated legislation. We diligently monitor our Singaporean:Foreign candidate ratio, which allows us to support clients with EP and S-Pass applications. We are also adept in providing local hires with over 350 skilled Singaporeans on our books, further supporting our capacity to attain employment passes from the MoM.
We’ve supplied volume levels of staff with NORSOK, EPC and FPSO experience to the largest fabrication projects, supported major Downstream, Chemicals and Life Sciences projects with local staffing and helped multiple organisations mobilise project leadership teams to Singapore, all whilst mitigating Covid-19 travel restrictions and mobilising candidates internationally throughout project phases when required. We’re a true recruitment partner and where appropriate will provide onsite managed services for your operation, effectively becoming an extension of your HR department.
We’ve supplied staff to some of Singapore’s largest technical and engineering projects
- Awilco Drilling Rigs
- CRISP Project
- Greenfield Polymer Facility
- Golar LNG – Gimi
- Johan Castberg FPSO
- Karish & Tanin FPSO
- Liza FPSO Fleet
- Major Pharmaceuticals Greenfield Plant
- Major Water Project
- Multi-Billion Dollar Refinery Expansion
- Semiconductor Design Project
- Vita / Stones FPU
We place technical and engineering workers in a huge range of roles including, but not limited to:
- Drilling and Completions
- Health, Safety and Environmental
- Project Management
- Quality Control
We’ll help you find your next engineering job in Singapore
Contractors can rest assured that when applying for a Singapore-based job through NES Fircroft, they will be cared for and supported at every step of their assignment. We have an in-house assignment support team who look after all logistical needs, including managing your contract, supporting your visa and /or work permit applications, orchestrating your employment passes, organising your accommodation and travel, and even helping you to set up a local bank account. We’ll set you up with industry-leading insurances (including medical, dental, travel and personal accident coverage), PPE, and will ensure that you arrive on-site, ready to work, compliantly.
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 plenty of opportunities for local Singaporean professionals, and expatriate talent. Our recruitment experience in Singapore is broad. We’ve placed teams of over 300 personnel onto a single fabrication yard, recruited Quality Assurance and HSE specialist for chemical processing facilities, and secured construction specialists for expanding pharmaceutical facilities.
From field engineering and commissioning, to project management and inspectors, whether you are looking for a contract or permanent role, our recruiters in Singapore will have a job for you, and will help you to secure your next position. We currently have exciting job opportunities across:
- Wind & Solar farms
- Conventional Power
- Chemical Manufacturing
- Refining & Petrochemical Plants
- Offshore Facility Fabrication
- Construction & Infrastructure
Check out our latest Singapore 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 - Offshore Singapore
Volume Offshore Drilling Crew
Following a successful tender win, our client needed to source experienced Indonesian rig personnel at short notice to be based in a Singapore fabrication yard.
Case Study - Turbine Fabrication
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 - Chemicals
Staffing the CRISP Project
We are one of just four accredited agencies for our client's hiring needs. We provide a range of benefits and incentives to ensure that we are nominated to represent the high quality candidates that are pre-selected by the client.
Case Study - Life Sciences
Singapore Pharmaceutical Facility Expansion
Covid-imposed travel restrictions were affecting our client's ability to bring in talent from overseas - including their senior management team - for their project scope.
Other Regional Offices
Our Asia Pacific recruitment headquarters; we’ve placed staff onto Malaysia’s largest energy projects and chemical processing facilities
We are a 100% locally owned entity, with offices across the country in Jakarta and Batam
We're one of few international workforce solutions agencies that has an office in-country
We have been operational in Thailand for over 15 years and now have offices located in Bangkok and Chonburi
Through our local office in Ayala Alabang we hold all required licences to ensure a 100% compliant recruitment solution
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