LNG Recruitment

Award-winning LNG Recruitment and Staffing 

NES Global Talent has over 40 years’ experience in providing workforce solutions to the energy market. Our global infrastructure and vast experience in supplying talent to major capital projects has allowed us to become an integral partner of our clients’ projects and a market leader in LNG staffing. We're proud and honored to be part of an LNG industry that through exponential technological advancements has rapidly grown in size and stature over the last 20 years.

With 60+ offices across 33 countries, NES has supported a number of high-profile LNG projects, including WheatstoneGolden PassMozambiqueIchthys, and many more. 

Our experienced LNG talent network embodies over 700 contractors currently engaged on projects worldwide.

The future looks bright for LNG Professionals

In 2018 global LNG trade set a record, reaching 316.5 million tonnes (MT). 2018 marked a positive turn for project developers with four projects reaching FID: Corpus Christi LNG T3, LNG Canada, Greater Tortue FLNG and Tango FLNG. A number of significant projects are also expected to reach FID in 2019; we expect 2019 to be continue to grow in trade and investment.

NES Global Talent is the LNG Recruiter of choice; we've placed 2,500+ skilled personnel on global LNG projects since 2000.

Our exemplary customer service supports clients and contractors from the beginning of the recruitment and selection process, through to the end of their assignment and beyond. Our comprehensive workforce solutions go beyond contract staffing and permanent placements to offer a range of Managed Services through a dedicated global mobility function, and RPO / MSP programs. We have an excellent understanding of local employment law and visa requirements for an international workforce.

Jobs we cover in LNG

Our discipline-specific recruiters support LNG operators throughout their project life cycle, from exploratory conceptual project studies, pre-FEED and engineering design, right through to commissioning operations and maintenance.

The disciplines we typically recruit for include but are not limited to:

  • Engineering & Design
  • HSE
  • QA & QC
  • Project Services
  • Construction
  • Commissioning
  • Operations & Maintenance

NES has supplied LNG personnel to the following projects:

  • North America: Sabine Pass, Freeport LNG, Golden Pass, LNG, Cover Point LNG, Cameron LNG, Kitimat, Woodfibre, Elba Island LNG
  • Australasia: PNG LNG, Wheatstone LNG, Gorgon LNG, Ichthys LNG
  • Africa: Mozambique LNG
  • Middle East: QatarGas LNG, Bahrain LNG, Rasgas LNG
  • Asia: Prelude FLNG
  • South America: Atlantic LNG

LNG Recruitment Case Study

Challenge: we were selected to recruit and engage project team members for the Kitimat LNG project. The project sites for this initiative were spread across the Americas and wider globe which meant we needed to leverage our local talent pools in the following locations:

  • Houston (USA)
  • Calgary, Kitimat, Terrace and Surrey (Canada)
  • Yokohama (Japan) 

Solution: Using our international talent network we were able to attract and onboard a broad array of skilled LNG professionals. Our comprehensive assignment support offering enabled us to organise the required accommodation, transport (flights and vehicles) and work permits to get the contractors to the project site within the tight timeframe. The large workforce was made from a combination of personnel repatriating, and those relocating internationally for the first time. In all scenarios we enrolled them on compliant payroll solutions to meet local tax legislation.

We care about our contractors and do what we can to ensure they settle into a new working location. To ensure that the technical staff were comfortable, our team met individuals at the local airports and took them to interim accommodations, providing an opportunity to answer any questions that they may have. We also helped to ship personnel belongings.

We supported 40+ contractors on this project when it was pushing for an initial investment decision. 

The key positions differed largely in seniority and included: Engineering (Mechanical (Rotating / Static Equipment) / Electrical / Process / Civil / Instrument and Controls), Advisors (Project Controls / Contract / Environment / Operations), Management (Engineering / Procurement / Construction), and a Project Director.

If you need help with your LNG workforce, get in touch.

The spread of COVID-19 is affecting all of us. But as a global staffing company, NES would like to reassure our customers that we are fully operational across all our locations and are working closely with clients to ensure essential projects stay on track at this difficult time. For regular updates, please see our COVID-19 Support Hub.