Recruitment Solutions and Engineering Jobs in Kurdistan
From our dedicated office in Erbil we have supported some of the region’s largest oil and gas fields.
In Kurdistan, we are 100% locally owned and operate under the name NES Global for Recruitment of Foreign Manpower Limited and have a dedicated office in Erbil.
Staffing Kurdistan's Critical Infrastructure
If you need recruitment support in Kurdistan, NES is your first choice. We have been operating in KRI for over 13 years. We’re registered with the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Natural resources to provide compliant workforce solutions in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Our recruitment solutions are both MVR and AVL approved, and our average turnaround to obtain a residency visa for workers is just 20 days.
With our vast Middle East and wider global network you can rest assured we will get the technical talent you need into Kurdistan.
Recruitment services in Kurdistan
Our Erbil-based recruitment teams are experts in delivering contract staffing and assignment support services to energy businesses in Kurdistan, and have placed personnel onto some of the region’s largest oil and gas fields. We’ve secured the talent pipeline for a variety of businesses, including operators, oil terminals, EPCs, full stream providers and power generation facilities.
Through our regional Middle Eastern office network and wider global candidate reach, our Erbil recruitment team can also assist with sourcing permanent hires.
We do much more than just find the talent you need - our dedicated assignment support professionals assist with the practicalities of managing a contract workforce, leaving you free to concentrate on the business at hand.
Available 24/7, their service includes helping contractors to obtain the right visas and work permits, from supporting an individual, to supporting large teams of contractors. Whether your workforce needs MOL or MNR visas, our team have extensive experience in the application process. We’ll also orchestrate medicals and comprehensive insurances, coordinate all travel and accommodation needs and assist contractors with site registration processes, issuing oilfield security passes on our clients’ behalf.
Our contractor management also includes delivering compliant in-country payroll services from our in-house finance teams. Our team is currently managing the payroll for over 80 contractors in KRI, which are a mix of Kurdish and expatriate engineers. Whilst it is not a legal requirement, our support team will help contractors to set-up local bank accounts with the Bank of Baghdad (BoB) to make the payroll process as quick and efficient as possible.
In addition, as a global business, NES has a global treasury function with access to facilities from HSBC Bank and Credit Suisse where required. We ensure all applicable taxation is applied for adherence to MoF corporation tax requirements.
We have been a key staffing provider to many of Kurdistan’s major projects, including:
- Khor Mor
- Peshkabir Gas Project
We place technical and engineering specialists in a huge range of technical areas, including, but not limited to:
- Construction, Fabrication & Commissioning
- Drilling and Completions
- Health, Safety and Environmental
- Project Management & Services
- Quality Control
- Support Functions
We’ll help you find your next engineering job in Kurdistan
We have over a decade of experience in-country which means we’ve built relationships with some of the biggest names in the energy industry, and can therefore offer you the most exciting local Kurdistan jobs. The businesses we supply staff to are committed to providing local employment opportunities for Kurdish nationals, as well as continuing to offer jobs for expatriates across the energy spectrum on a contract and permanent (direct) hire basis.
If you take a contract role with us, NES offers a comprehensive contractor care package to put the safety and wellbeing of contractors at the forefront of our Kurdistan employment solutions. We have dedicated in-country local representatives who understand the local Kurdistan landscape and will provide the full support required for expatriate and Kurdish personnel on the ground. You’ll also benefit from our timesheet app, which means you can submit timesheets on the go via a mobile device. You can attach photos of your receipts to the app, view your expense history, and enable push notifications – all of which is designed to make life a little easier.
Our contractor support ranges from practical – such as assisting with rotational travel, work permits and accommodation – to the cultural, where we offer country orientation services to help contractors get accustomed to their new working environment. We provide extensive medical, accidental and personal insurance coverage to deliver peace of mind for contractors and their families, and with the support of trusted third-parties, we provide emergency response and security support to all contractors in Kurdistan on a 24/7 365 days a year basis.
Read below to find out more about our recruitment support, or search our latest Erbil job opportunities.
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 - Oil & Gas
Urgent work permit support for drilling personnel
Our client, a multinational energy corporation, had an urgent mid-operation requirement to mobilise two experienced drilling engineers to site during the completion of their well in Erbil.
Other Regional Offices
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