Recruitment Solutions and Engineering Jobs in Saudi Arabia
NES has platinum Nitiqat Status for our Saudization Commitment
NES has been situated in the heart of Saudi Arabia for over a decade, we have offices in Dhahran and Riyadh, staffed with local personnel and expatriates to ensure that our customers receive the best possible service and market expertise.
Staffing Expertise in Saudi Arabia
Through our years of service in supporting Saudi Arabia’s energy market we have become a trusted staffing partner to the country’s most influential energy businesses, including its largest corporation – Saudi Aramco. We are the only international contract staffing partner for Saudi Aramco in-Kingdom, and are proud to have held supplier status since 2017.
Whether you’re in Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah or Jizan, our local team will provide a tailored recruitment service that ensures your workforce thrives.
With our vast Middle East and wider global network you can rest assured we will get the technical talent you need into Saudi Arabia.
Recruitment services in Saudi Arabia
With our dedicated in-country set-up and comprehensive understanding of the legal Saudi Arabian landscape, we can provide Employer of Record (EOR) services to overseas businesses, to allow them to operate in-Kingdom compliantly. With our EOR solution, we can sponsor local workers even if you do not have a physical entity in Saudi Arabia, managing workers’ payroll, tax and immigration needs to remain compliant with local labour law. In the last 12 months alone, we’ve managed over 200 contractors for our clients on EOR solutions, and have hundreds more in the pipeline.
Our expert teams contain recruitment specialists and assignment support professionals who are able to organise work visit visas and IQAMAs for all eligible nationalities, quickly and at volume. With our impressive compliance record we are able to provide site passes, port passes and seaman books for your workforce at short notice, helping clients to hit key project milestones as hiring demands fluctuate in line with project progression.
We will support businesses with their IKTVA aspirations – holding our own score of 41% (2021) - and have comprehensive experience in ensuring that companies meet and maintain their targets. Together with our clients we are committed to providing local employment opportunities to support Saudization efforts and are actively recruiting local candidates across all disciplines.
Our energy expertise extends beyond Oil, Gas and Chemicals; we are proud to have placed staff onto Saudi Arabia’s first utility scale wind farm and are currently supporting numerous alternative energy and eco-tourism initiatives, such as NEOM city. NES also recently formed a strategic partnership with local provider Halian. Halian have been supplying experts in Cyber Security, Infrastructure, Software Engineering, Next-Gen and Digital for over 20 years, and can now draw upon NES’s renowned global footprint and pedigree in-Kingdom and the wider Middle East to ensure compliant mobilisation of digital talent into the region.
We have been integral to supplying engineering and technical staff to key energy projects in-Kingdom including:
- Dumat Al Jandal Wind Farm
- King Salman Global Maritime Industries Complex
- Jazan Air Separation Unit (ASU) & Gasification Plant
- Jubail Export Refinery
- LTA II Primary supplier to largest EPC packages
- Sadara Chemical Complex
- Saudi Aramco SMP Supplier – Kingdom Wide
- Waad al Shamal
- Yanbu III Power Plant
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 will help you to find your next job in Saudi Arabia
NES is the agency of choice for T1 and T2 oilfield contractors in Saudi Arabia.
But it’s not all about oil and gas. Our clients are making huge investments in power infrastructure, especially within the renewables industry. The Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources are making huge investments in renewable energy and are set to spend over SAR 2.5 billion on new initiatives as they recognise the importance of sustainability whilst still maintaining their position as a leading energy provider.
As well as this, production centres for manufacturing and light industries are due to be built ensuring Saudi Arabia will continue to benefit from the local natural resources that are available.
NES has teams of recruiters specialising in contract and permanent (direct) hire – we will help candidates to find their perfect job and endeavour to support them at every step of the process. We are committed to supporting the Kingdom’s diversifying economy and offer job opportunities in all areas of the technical engineering market. Contractors in Saudi Arabia choose us to represent them as they want to benefit from our market-leading care package, our team’s capacity to help them mitigate new cultures, and ultimately, they know they will be looked after.
We have exciting job opportunities across:
- Eco-tourism (Construction & Infrastructure)
- Power (Transmission & Distribution, Plant Shutdowns & Turnarounds)
- Renewables (Solar & Wind)
- Oil & Gas (Oilfield services, Upstream CAPEX projects)
- Petrochemicals (new CAPEX projects, Operations & Maintenance)
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 - Wind
Staffing Saudi Arabia's first wind farm
Support with staffing Saudi Arabia's first wind farm - as the country's first project in this area, the local talent pool did not exist.
Case Study - Oil & Gas
Supporting our clients with their IKTVA score
With our own in-country set-up and local knowledge, NES helped our Energy client to improve their In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) score.
Case Study - Downstream
In-country visa sponsorships
Our client won a major EPC project in Jazan. To execute their contract, they engaged the services and experience of NES to provide assistance in building the cost model for qualified personnel.
Case Study - Power
Achieving Saudization targets
Our client sought to imrpove their Saudization levels. NES proposed a contractor consolidation solution, where the client would transfer IQAMA sponsorship of their nominated contractors to NES’s local Saudi Arabia entity.
Case Study - Chemicals
Providing executive talent in Saudi Arabia
Our client is a global industrialisation and energy services company based in Saudi Arabia.
Other Regional Offices
We’ve been established in Dubai for over a decade; this office functions as our Middle Eastern workforce solutions hub.
Our local team can provide bulk temporary labour for the city’s growing energy mix and is a Tier 1 supplier
Our fully licensed office in Doha offers specialist recruiters, payroll professionals and assignment support personnel
With offices in Muscat, Salalah and Ibri, we’re a leading recruitment agency in the Sultanate and will support Omanisation targets
Based in Ahmadi (Kuwait City), our recruitment team are close to the heart of the country’s energy hub
From our dedicated office in Erbil we have supported some of the region’s largest oil and gas fields
Fully incorporated in Baghdad, we have a 100% locally owned entity, Al-Mazaya General Services LLC