Recruitment Solutions and Energy Jobs in Costa Mesa and California
We provide staff for California’s petroleum refining, chemical and renewable energy companies
NES Fircroft has had an office in California since 2016. With nearly a decade of local experience our specialist recruitment teams have supported clients across the state with workforce solutions on some of the region’s largest oil refineries, chemical manufacturing, and renewable fuels plants. We are a prime staffing partner for several of the state’s major refineries, meaning our recruitment service has been and remains integral to driving a circular economy across the West Coast.
California Recruitment Expertise
Based in Costa Mesa, our recruitment teams have a wealth of experience in transitioning large volumes of contingent workers across to our management in environments ranging from oil refineries and renewable fuels to midstream facilities and chemical manufacturing plants.
With demonstrated expertise in contractor management, we mitigate prospective co-employment risks during potentially turbulent times, while ensuring stringent compliance for each contingent worker throughout the process. Clients can rest assured that we handle all necessary recruitment logistics for W2 and 1099 contractors including coordinating travel, visa and work permit needs.
Through discipline-specific recruiters we are well poised to support businesses on their journey to becoming more environmentally sustainable by connecting them to the expertise needed to operate their oil refineries, renewable fuels, and chemical plants safely and efficiently.
We can provide experienced recruitment staff to be based on-site with our clients, facilitating flexible solutions to manage peak and ongoing activity. Our contingent workforce staffing programs help to standardize your hiring processes and regain cost control through a customized site-specific staffing program that works for you.
Our local recruitment team is backed by a large North American office network containing compliance experts, award-winning payroll professionals and assignment support staff to ensure that candidates are onboarded to their new job efficiently and compliantly with all federal and state regulations. Our experts currently manage over 300 contractor employees across 40 businesses.
We also specialize in permanent (direct) hires, and our wider Californian operation includes Redbock, a specialist arm of the NES Fircroft business offering expertise to the Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Industries.
We have been integral to supplying engineering and technical personnel to key refining, chemical and renewable fuels projects across the West Coast and Midwest such as:
- 40,000 bbl/d renewable fuels refinery conversion project in North Dakota
- 60,000 bbl/d renewable fuels refinery conversion project in Northern California
- 45,000 bbl/d renewable fuels refinery conversion project in Bakersfield California
- Large EPC of a renewable fuel refinery conversion project in Southern California
- Chemical manufacturing plant expansion project in Southern Nevada
- Numerous brownfield capital projects within refineries and chemical plants
- Major turnaround and maintenance events
We're actively seeking candidates across:
- Construction, Commissioning & Start-Up
- Engineering & Design (Mechanical & Piping, Metallurgy, Civil & Structural, Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls, Chemical & Process)
- Finance & Accounting
- Health, Safety & Environmental
- Information Technology
- Operations, Maintenance & Turnarounds
- Procurement & Logistics
- Project Controls (Planning & Scheduling, Estimating, Cost Control, Document Control)
- Project Management & Project Engineering
- Quality Assurance, Control & Inspection
- TRACK Administration
We’ll help you find your next energy job on the West Coast
Ensuring a sustainable output is at the forefront of California’s energy agenda. From San Francisco to San Diego, the individuals we have placed have worked at some of California’s largest and most complex refineries, including supporting low carbon initiatives. As alternative energy ventures continue to increase, we’ve also supported facilities that drive battery manufacturing and other alternative energy initiatives.
No matter which sector or market we place you in, we have a 100% commitment to compliance and contractor safety and are proud to say that NES Fircroft has a zero-incident record.
For engineering and technical professionals looking for their next career opportunity within oil & gas, chemicals or alternative energy, NES Fircroft is one of the leading recruitment and staffing solutions firms in the world. Our recruiters will help you to secure some of the top opportunities in the market and offer you an industry-leading comprehensive benefits package to ensure that yours’ and your family’s needs are met.
Check-out our latest California 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 - Bio-diesel Facility
Staffing a Refinery Under Challenging Circumstances
We sourced specialist personnel for our client’s EPC project – the construction of a new bio-diesel processing unit at a refinery in North Dakota. This required significant engineering, procurement, and construction expertise.
Case Study - Downstream
Transitioning Volume Numbers of Contractors
As prime vendor, NES Fircroft designed a customized a contingent staffing program to transition a large number of downstream workers to our management.
Case Study - Chemicals
Staffing a Lithium Mine Expansion
Our client operates a lithium production site in Nevada; over 12 months, we successfully placed 7 highly skilled managers into their leadership team.
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