Recruitment Solutions and Engineering Jobs in New Zealand

We've placed staff onto New Zealand's biggest energy projects

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NES Fircroft opened its first office in New Zealand in New Plymouth, 2014, as an optimal location to support the country’s energy hub.

Holding all applicable business licenses to operate effectively and compliantly in-country, we have spent the last decade growing our client base significantly and now support over 40 businesses across New Zealand, from Northland to Bluff.

Since launching our New Zealand branch, we have diversified our technical focus and are now proud to support all facets of the energy market, from traditional oil & gas and chemical refining, through to renewable energy and power generation, alongside supporting major construction & infrastructure projects. Our hiring expertise also covers sourcing key personnel for support functions, such as administration and finance.

New Zealand Recruitment

Staffing New Zealand's Technical Markets

We offer contract staffing and permanent (direct) hire services for small and medium sized EPCs, local, national and international companies, as well as startup operations. Our recruitment consultants are discipline-specific, meaning they are truly experts in their markets, staying close to emerging industry trends.

Our local team is currently managing over 60 contractors across New Zealand.

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The hiring needs for technical and engineering businesses in Australia are in safe hands with NES Fircroft. We are a global organisation with local expertise, offering the on-the-ground market knowledge required to secure your talent pipeline, bolstered by the experience of a multi-national corporation. Outside of New Zealand, our ANZ footprint covers the entire continent, from Perth, Sydney and Melbourne to Brisbane, as well as Papua New Guinea. Our international office network is vast, spanning 45 countries in six continents

Recruitment services in New Zealand

Our candidate reach is unrivalled. Our broad footprint enables us to utilise our local, national, regional, and global network to find the skillsets your business needs. We partner closely with you to understand your hiring challenges and to ensure a sustainable fit from both technical and cultural angles.

Demonstrating our commitment to best practice and building a progressive job searching community, we are also part of the RCSA, the major governing body for workforce solutions across Australia and New Zealand. Read more about our recruitment services below.

NES Fircroft holds a High-Volume Triangular Employer Accreditation with the New Zealand Immigration office, which allows us to source and mobilise contractors from overseas to work on projects in-country, both short and long-term. Being an accredited employer puts us in a position of strength against other recruitment agencies who are limited to sourcing locally only.

Our recruitment teams are backed by an award-winning assignment support team to assist with all contractor logistics, supporting and orchestrating their travel / relocation, visa / immigration, and payroll requirements. With the collaboration of Commercial, Legal, Finance and Contract teams, you can rest assured that workers will arrive at your facility, ready to work and compliantly.

We also work closely with our wider Australasia office network which spans most main locations from Perth (WA) to Port Moresby (PNG), to further our regional candidate reach.

We have been integral to supplying engineering and technical staff to key energy projects such as:

  • Major plant expansion projects
  • Decommissioning projects
  • Kapuni Compression Utilisation Simplification Project (CUSP)
  • CAPEX build and operations (including silica extraction plant, geothermal brine)
  • Tui project decommissioning (Tui Oil Field)
  • Methanol plant and other plant shutdowns

We place technical specialists in a huge range of areas including, but not limited to:

  • Engineers and Design Engineers – Mechanical, I&E, Civil Structural, Process, Well Services (Wireline, Coil Tubing, Mud/ Data Engineers, Well Testers)
  • General Managers, Operation Managers, Branch Managers, Team Leaders, Production Managers
  • HSE Managers/ Consultants
  • Operators – Renewables and O&G
  • Project Managers/ Project Engineers
  • Chemists, Scientists and Laboratory Technicians
  • Support positions on projects including Admin, Finance and Project Support

We’ll help you find your next engineering job in New Zealand

If you’re considering a new energy job in New Zealand, look no further than NES Fircroft. Our industry connections and experience in the technical and engineering sectors puts us in prime position to enhance your career path and connect you to the top job opportunities.

Our contractor care package is truly market leading – we’ll take care of all your logistics (visas / work permits, rotational travel, payroll, medicals, insurances etc.) and ensure we have regular check-ins to keep everything running smoothly.

Our commitment to care is evidenced in the long tenure of many of our contractors. When your assignment comes to an end, we’ll find you your next job by leveraging our hiring manager networks. It is through this genuine care and dedication that we managed to keep a stable workforce throughout the complexities and challenges posed by Covid-19. We care about your feedback, and conduct satisfaction surveys with all placed candidates through an internationally recognised Net Promoter Score (NPS®), giving all new hires the chance to rate our recruitment and onboarding services.

It's not just about contractors, we also source candidates for permanent positions, and will support you throughout the interview process so you’re fully prepared for your next career step.

We’re currently looking for candidates to work in the following:

  • Engineering roles (fluids, wireline, coil tubing, mechanical, instrumentation & electric, process)
  • Project Managers, Manufacturing Team Leaders and Branch Managers
  • Refueler roles (major ports and airports)
  • Technical Area Sales and Sales Management positions

New Zealand is a fantastic country to begin your expatriate life. It’s family friendly, safe, and is renowned for the beauty of its outdoors. In 2021, New Plymouth secured its second “most liveable city award” at the International Awards for Liveable Communities.

Taranaki has also been voted as the 2nd best region in the world by Lonely Planet - it offers fantastic opportunities for individuals and families, whether you have a passion for the outdoors, you enjoy surf beaches or love the café lifestyle. It also has the highest sunshine hours in the whole of New Zealand. Housing is also notoriously more affordable here, in comparison to the rest of the country. Our local team are on-hand to help you find your feet and get accustomed to the New Zealand way of life.

Check out our latest New Zealand job opportunities below, or read more about our contractor support services.

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