Recruitment Solutions and Engineering Jobs in France
We’re the No.1 employment agency choice for France’s biggest energy companies
NES Fircroft has been operational in France since 2011, delivering tailored workforce solutions to clients across the entire energy mix, from upstream oil and gas, to offshore wind and downstream chemical refining. We have a rich history of supplying highly skilled workers to operators, blue-chip and EPC companies in France, and have more recently broadened our support to also include the Power Transmission & Distribution, and Life Science sectors.
Recruitment Expertise in France
Its geographical location and economical position within Europe means that France is central to many global projects and acts as a pivotal location for numerous international clients across a number of industry verticals. Our Paris-based operation has been integral in supplying experienced contract staff to several mammoth African oil and gas projects, including Mozambique LNG and EACOP, and also for a major onshore wind project which was head-quartered in Paris, but built in Ukraine.
Our consultants in Paris are French and English speaking, providing services aligned to complex legislation and ambiguous environments for seamless temporary staffing solutions; our teams ensure that all new starters begin their employment compliant under French labour law.
It's not just contractor staffing services which we offer. Our French recruitment team has demonstrable experience in launching full search and head-hunting exercises across central Europe and through collaborating with our wider office network has access to talent pools across the continent to speed up time-critical permanent hiring needs.
Our dedicated in-country recruitment teams are backed by our broad European office network comprising payroll teams, commercial & legal specialists and assignment support personnel who currently manage the logistics for over 100 contractors. Through our established infrastructure we deliver global quality and recruitment services on a local level.
France is working towards a new energy infrastructure: cleaner, more efficient, and more ecological. This has engendered a lot of investment into the renewable energy market. The country boasts 3 big exploitation zones for offshore wind: the Mediterranean zone, the English Channel / la Manche, and the Atlantic coast. We're proud to supply staff to the thriving offshore wind market; our experience includes sourcing staff for several sites located in the West of France, including the St Brieuc Project, and supporting the country’s first floating wind project, PGL.
We have been integral to supplying engineering and technical staff to key energy projects, including:
- Browse LNG
- Courseulles-sur-mer Offshore Wind
- Prelude FLNG
- Muse (Chemical Project)
- Provence Grand Large (PGL) Wind
- St Brieuc Offshore Wind Project
We place technical specialists in a huge range of roles including, but not limited to:
- Drilling and Completions
- Health, Safety and Environmental
- Project Management
- Quality Control
NES Fircroft will help you to find your next job in France
If you are looking for a job within the technical, life sciences, or engineering markets in France, NES Fircroft will help you through every stage of your job search – whether you are looking for temporary or full-time work, our teams of contract and permanent (direct) hire recruiters are ready to support you.
The experience of our recruitment team is broad – we’ve placed volume numbers of engineers onto some of France’s largest offshore wind farms, specialist hires onto some of the country’s most established chemical plants, and performed plenty of one-off hires, such as the Business Intelligence Manager we placed into an ethical pharma company. We have a large range of jobs spanning the entire energy project lifecycle, from consent and planning right through to construction and final commissioning.
France is hosting the Olympic games in 2024 and the infrastructure network is seeing huge developments, with the biggest urban project in Europe - the “Grand Paris Express” project - already underway. This enormous scope includes 200km of automatic metro lines, 68 new stations and 7 Technical Centers, and is creating ample job opportunities in-country. With its proximity to the North Sea and Atlantic oceans, France is also seeing a rise in offshore wind projects – these projects enable optimal production for the country to meet market supply and demand all year round, with current projects predicted to produce 10,000 MW, and 500 windmills installed annually.
All of this means that there are plenty of exciting job opportunities for skilled engineers and technical personnel, and NES Fircroft should be your first port of call when looking for a job in France! Check-out our latest job opportunities below.
Our Recruitment Services
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.
We manage tens of thousands of contractors globally, delivering industry-leading logistics support and payroll.
We support contractors throughout their assignments, taking care of their welfare, travel practicalities and payroll.
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.
Our globally based team understand local legislation requirements and will help businesses to regain compliance in their employment.
Employer of Record
Expand your global presence without registering a new business entity; we can hire employees on your behalf, with minimal risk.
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 Wind
Offshore Wind Recruitment Across the Globe
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 - Life Science
Sourcing Business Critical Personnel
We helped our client to source a GMP Auditor within just 3 weeks to audit their supplier’s active pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Lille, France.
Case Study - Onshore Wind
Fast Hiring Through International Collaboration
Our client needed engineering personnel and management for an onshore wind project in Ukraine. Their headquarters was based in Paris, posing logistical challenges with engaging prospective candidates.
Case Study - Life Sciences
Placing Business Intelligence Personnel
Based in Paris, our client needed an experienced Business Intelligence Manager to help focus their business activity on a strategic level. The job had an unusual set-up, jeopardising candidate attraction.
Case Study - Chemicals
Quality of service in a global chemicals market
Following the appointment of a new CEO we have become instrumental in supporting the client’s hiring strategy in regards to their business restructure, placing over 40 people as their official Search partner
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