Recruitment Solutions and Engineering Jobs in Scotland
Our recruitment teams have placed staff on Scotland’s largest oil and gas projects
NES Fircroft established its first office in Scotland in Glasgow, 1979. This location has enabled us to support some of the most innovative projects in the Energy & Engineering spectrum across the UK for the past 40 years. Our success in the region quickly led to the opening of a second Scottish office in Aberdeen, in 1980. Both offices provide both contract and permanent recruitment, supplying skilled talent to well renowned blue-chip clients and the biggest names in oilfield services.
Recruitment Expertise in Scotland
Our business relationships are based on trust and integrity; some of our client partnerships in Scotland exceed 20 years.
At peak times we have been responsible for over 150 contractors on a single project site alone. It is through the combination of our experienced recruitment teams, dedicated assignment support professionals and our tried and tested methodology that we have the capacity to support such large-scale workforces, and maintain compliance throughout the hiring process.
We have helped countless energy businesses to manage the peaks and troughs of the energy industry through enabling flexible staffing solutions that complement market conditions, yet retain site productivity.
Our Aberdeen office holds an MSP agreement with one of the largest independent oil and gas operators in the UK and has cultivated a large, skilled talent pool of UK-based engineers. Our Aberdeen team built its recruitment success in Oil & Gas, but has diversified its hiring focus considerably to now include renewable and alternative energies, including wind and hydrogen.
Our Glasgow branch specialises in oilfield, drilling & well services for both onshore & offshore oil facilities. Our local teams have supported projects across Scotland, the North Sea, and the wider United Kingdom.
An integral part of our support has centred around helping businesses to consolidate their staffing suppliers for a more streamlined working environment. We’ve transitioned volume numbers of local contractors across to our management and helped companies to make significant time and cost savings during the process.
Whether you need a team of contract drilling engineers, or a senior hire for your energy from waste plant, our unrivalled technical candidate reach in Scotland and the wider UK market ensures we’ll deliver the talent you need.
Through discipline-specific recruitment teams we stay close to the evolving market and will supply staff throughout the entire project lifecycle, from initial concept to completion and handover. Our experienced consultants know how to remain compliant with foreign labour regulations and being close to the North Sea, we have completed many multi-national hiring scopes in collaboration with our Norway and Netherlands offices. With our international set-up, we can offer local contracts from these countries, and with dedicated in-house assignment support and payroll teams, we can orchestrate quick mobilisations and payroll services for PAYE contractors, including facilitating payroll for client-sourced candidates.
The strength of our ability to pair candidates and careers has meant that our scope extends beyond just technical and engineering roles – we’ve also helped businesses to source personnel for administrative, procurement and commercial positions.
We have been integral to supplying engineering and technical staff to key energy projects, including:
- V Net Zero
We have exciting career opportunities offered by both offices:
Our Aberdeen recruiters place Engineers and Managers across:
- Contracts & Supply Chain
- Operations & Maintenance, Drilling, Subsurface, decommissioning
- Procurement & Materials
- Project Management
- Project Services
Our Glasgow team places personnel across:
- Artificial Lift
- Coiled Tubing
- Directional Drilling
- Drilling Fluids Engineering
- Mudlogging / Data Engineering
- Pressure Pumping
- Tubular Running Services / Casing
NES Fircroft will help you to find your next technical job in Scotland
For engineers looking for temporary or full-time work, the 50+ years’ legacy and local connections of NES Fircroft in the engineering world is hard to beat. Our teams have supplied staff to the biggest names in the energy business for decades, meaning we have good relationships with hiring managers and therefore good access to job opportunities.
Our team of specialist consultants will help you find your next contract or permanent job role. Utilising a detailed process methodology, we develop an in-depth understanding of our clients' requirements and culture to effectively allow us to match our candidates to job opportunities that enhance their careers and stand the test of time.
If you engage in contract work through us, you’ll benefit from a whole host of contractor support services. We have an in-house dedicated 24/7 travel team to help organise your travel and transport to and from your project site. Our assignment support team is experienced in managing multi-national mobilisations and will ensure your paperwork remains compliant throughout the duration of your assignment.
If you’re looking for a job in energy, check out our latest Scotland-based jobs 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 - Oil & Gas
Reducing Recruitment Costs in a Competitive Market
Our recruitment services have saved over £400,000 for the client, one of the biggest independent oil and gas companies in the UK
Case Study - Energy From Waste
Exclusive Recruitment Provision, Aberdeen
Our client is the principal EPC contractor for a major plant in Scotland. We have supplied contractors and permanent hires to their plant for over 2 years.
Case Study - Oil & Gas
A Near 20 Year Relationship Based on Communication and Trust
An overview of our 20-year relationship with the client. When our relationship began, the client wanted to move their fragmented 60+ contractor base from across several different suppliers under one single supplier.
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