NES Fircroft is a trusted recruitment partner for your permanent hiring needs
We are specialists in providing permanent (direct hire) recruitment solutions across numerous engineering and technical markets, including the Oil and Gas, Chemical, Power, Renewables and Life Sciences industries.
Our international award-winning team has over 50 years' experience in headhunting, orchestrating retained search activities, and developing confidential executive search methodologies, and is built from discipline-specific consultants who truly know their markets.
Our established reputation is immersed within the global marketplace and demonstrated by high candidate engagement across our online and offline platforms; through over 80 worldwide offices our global infrastructure ensures that we will locate the talent you need to drive your business forward.
Our retained search service enables businesses to hire strategically and effectively
We create sustainable partnerships; we match candidates to clients based on extensive research and a thorough understanding of your operation, to ensure that mutually beneficial placements are made that deliver a positive business outcome.
Our permanent hire recruitment consultants are so meticulous and consultative during the search that our Retained Search services have a 93% success record
We design a mutually collaborative hiring strategy that meets the needs of both clients and candidates
We establish service level agreements with our clients with set stages to help manage the timeline, govern the search process, and obtain commitment from both parties.
We allocate exclusive recruitment resource to your hiring drive
Our discipline-specific consultants will work solely on your project to a guaranteed completion date, with no distractions.
Our search efforts are highly specialised within niche market verticals
Our talent pool research and market intelligence includes salary benchmarking and detailed market mapping to enable us to concentrate on talent hotspots and locate exclusive skillsets.
The candidates we qualify go through a rigorous screening process
Our candidate suitability matrix includes detailed skillset and competency matching alongside psychometric assessments to ensure both a cultural and practical match.
We strive for continuous improvement
We keep in close contact with your hiring managers to update you of progress and receive feedback in real-time and to tailor the approach accordingly.
Project Hiring Services
For businesses with multiple permanent vacancies, we work with you throughout the process to fully understand your challenges and offer the optimal solution.
We act as an extension of your business, sharing our expertise and enabling greater control of the hiring process through:
Giving you access to the best talent
Our candidate talent pool is both international and highly experienced
Saving you time and money
You do not need to worry about conducting research, interviews or background checks – we have got it covered
Sharing the risk with you
We establish a suitable timeframe within which to fulfil the role and offer a range of guarantees with financial consequences to us if we do not deliver
We are poised to assist our clients with hiring projects from their offices or ours. depending on your needs we can set up a temporary project office within your site locality
Tailored, scalable solutions
We make the process easy and hassle free; we manage the recruitment process, offer consultancy and produce strategic hiring plans and progress reports as the hiring drive progresses
Executive Search Services
We secure the best skillsets in the industry for company-critical positions, including C-Suite and Board-level hires.
Our Executive Search services deliver a targeted approach that secures the topmost professionals required by your business
Read more about our experience below
Case Study - Solar
Staffing the world's largest grid scale solar project
Our client is an independent power producer. We were engaged to support their Edward & Sanborn project in California, consisting of 950 megawatts of solar and 2,400 megawatt-hours of energy storage.
Case Study - Hydrogen
Sourcing a Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Team
Our client is a new start-up and had committed investment into projects totalling 5GW - they urgently needed engineering resource to fulfil the project scope.
Case Study - Chemicals
Global Chemicals Expertise
Following the appointment of a new CEO, the client faced ambitious growth targets and sought to drastically increase their headcount whilst restructuring the business to complement their new strategy.
Case Study - Life Science
Placing Business Intelligence Personnel
Based in Paris, our client needed an experienced Business Intelligence Manager to help focus their business activity on a strategic level. Whilst this job title is fairly commonplace within the Pharmaceuticals market, this particular job had complicated requirements.
Case Study - Permanent Hire
Sourcing Skilled Personnel in a Short Timeframe
Our client was in the process of incorporating an entity into Egypt to run their business locally, from an office in Cairo.
Case Study - Chemicals
CAPEX Expansion Project in China
A chemical manufacturing company was experiencing rapid growth on an international scale and required a customised solution to provide personnel across Petrochemicals, Agri-Nutrients and Specialties & Metals.
We offer jobs across the engineering spectrum including within oil & gas, power & renewables, life sciences and mining
Oil & Gas
We've staffed some of the world's most pioneering offshore, midstream and LNG projects
Downstream & Chemical
We help complex chemical and petrochemical facilities with their operations and turnarounds
Renewable & Alternative Energy
We support all areas, from wind, solar and hydrogen, to battery storage and energy from waste
From biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, to medical devices, commercial and regulatory affairs
Our service around capital / large projects makes us the premier staffing partner in this space
Construction & Infrastructure
We hire all levels of technical, managerial and supervisory personnel across many disciplines
Regions we operate in
We have a large network of offices across Canada, coast-to-coast USA, The Caribbean and Latin America
Our teams are committed to supporting nationalisation strategies and partner with the region's biggest energy companies
Europe & CIS
Our office network spans the European continent, from Oslo to Paris, and contains our global head-quarters in Manchester
From North to South East Asia, we have a broad array of offices to offer clients a truly localised and on the ground recruitment service
We have offices across Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea, holding prime vendor status on some of the region's largest engineering projects
NES Fircroft has extensive experience supporting the continent’s major oil & gas developments and has mobilised over 1,000 technically skilled personnel to remote locations and offshore.