Offshore Wind Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Airswift’s experience on global offshore wind projects

Airswift has proven experience in supporting TSOs, developers and contractors for numerous offshore wind jobs and projects throughout the world.

We have successfully placed both permanent and contract personnel across a wide range of wind energy disciplines. These include engineering, QHSE, project controls and SCM, geotechnical and project management.

Our dedicated team of consultants are able to support clients throughout the whole project lifecycle. This includes the areas of cable engineering, offshore installation, fabrication and inspection, commissioning and O&M.

Along with our talent acquisition offering, our unrivalled global footprint and extensive global mobility services allow us to support clients with a full turnkey solution to their project resourcing requirements.   

Global Coverage

Airswift’s global offices present a key advantage to our clients. With over 60 strategic, global offices we are equipped to deliver on key projects in the renewable energy industry.

Our in-country teams are available to provide key workforce solutions for renewables projects across the globe.

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Equipped to support key renewables projects

Airswift’s global offices present a key advantage to our clients. With over 60 strategic, global offices we are equipped to assist clients, deliver on key projects, in the renewable energy industry. Our in-country teams are available to provide key workforce solutions for renewables projects across the globe.

Talent acquisition for the offshore wind sector 

Our talent acquisition teams focus on dedicated disciplines and verticals. This gives them a detailed understanding of hiring manager requirements. This ensures that projects are staffed on-time, compliantly and within budget.

The services we provide include:

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  • Screening qualified potential candidates
  • Retained search and headhunter services 
  • Mass hire, manpower supply and labour outsourcing
  • Contingent staffing and contractor management
  • Direct Hire and permanent recruitment
  • Executive and board search

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Global employment and mobility services 

For projects that require international human resources, our Global Employment & Mobility services deliver:

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  • Global immigration and visa services
  • Mobilisation and logistics services
  • Relocation management
  • Payroll and taxation services
  • HR Consultancy
  • Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO)

Managed solutions and recruitment outsourcing solutions (RPO solutions)

Are you using multiple offshore wind recruitment companies and witnessing escalating hiring costs? Our in-house sourcing solutions can help!

We offer an embedded recruitment process outsourcing service on or near-site. Our recruiters become immersed in your culture and engage in your hiring process on a long term basis. An on-site managed solution can reduce cost and time-per-hire without compromising quality.

Managed solutions and recruiting services:

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  • Full life cycle recruitment support
  • Supplier performance tracking
  • Onsite support
  • Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
  • Transition services of incumbent contingent workers

Consulting and talent mapping

As a leading renewable energy employment company for four decades, Airswift truly understands energy labour markets. 

Our consultancy services help offshore wind clients plan their talent pipeline:

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  • Talent mapping
  • Salary and market rate benchmarking
  • Identification and delivery of cost savings
  • Skills assessment
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Performance and risk management advice

The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)

GETI-Logo_900x450pxEvery year, Airswift co-produce an annual employment trends and benchmarking report.

GETI is a consultancy report for managers and professionals in the energy sector. The report focuses on oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals.

Recruitment solutions and employment services delivered to major offshore wind projects

  • Recruited both permanent and contracted professionals for a leading global dredging and offshore contractor and maritime service provider. This took place in locations across Europe and Asia. 
  • Recruited talented QHSE personnel across offshore wind and dredging units for an international dredging and offshore contractor in Europe. 

  • Conducted recruitment services for a cable installation business across engineering, quality and contract management disciplines in Germany. 

  • Employed our talent acquisition services to source QHSE and engineering talent for cable installation and foundation installation for a major energy supplier. This filled positions across Asia and Europe. 

  • Sourced engineering and geotechnical talent in France and the UK for offshore wind farms. 

  • Acquired talent for engineering, project controls and QHSE for large offshore wind turbine projects in the Netherlands.

  • Provided contract recruitment for project management and survey representative teams for major offshore projects in Germany.

  • Provided staffing and direct hire services for major wind technology projects in New Zealand and Australia, hiring more than 25 personnel. 

  • Provided talent acquisition and global mobility services for an offshore company in Portugal. This included the supply and mobilisation of resources during challenging, weather-sensitive conditions. Resources included riggers, deck foremen and shift supervisors (with GWO certification) for each stage of the project, at short notice. 

  • Recruited QHSE personnel, coating and welding engineers and inspectors for the steel fabrication of jackets, TPs and monopiles for wind farm projects in Belgium.

  • Talent acquisition for structural, HSE and piping staff for offshore wind power projects in Spain. 

  • Manpower supply for employees in the design and fabrication discipline on a wind farm in France.

  • Talent acquisition and contract recruitment for a major energy company in the UK.

Which countries are leading the way in wind energy?

The global offshore wind market is set for exponential growth over the next few years. Here are a few countries pioneering in large scale offshore wind projects.

Australia 

Wind power is one of Australia’s main renewable energy sources. The country is home to a wide range of renewable energy projects. In 2018, wind power accounted for 7.1% of Australia’s total electricity demand. It also accounted for 33.5% of its total supply of renewable energy.  

China

China has identified wind resources as a vital growth factor for the country’s economy. In 2016, China expanded its wind power generation capacity by 19.3 GW and generated 241 TWh of electricity. This represented 4% of the nation’s total electricity consumption. By 2030, China aims to produce 50% of its energy from non-fossil sources, such as nuclear and renewable sources. 

Indonesia

Indonesia has an approximate total potential of 9.3 GW for onshore wind power. It is estimated that almost 85% of wind energy potential in the country is in the Nusa Tenggara, Java-Bali and Sulawesi regions. Indonesia aims to install 1.8 GW of wind capacity by 2025, with capacity factors estimated at 20-30%. 

Japan

Wind power supplies a growing proportion of Japan’s electricity consumption. In 2017, the country’s total installed capacity for wind power hit 3,399 MW, which included 64.4 MW of offshore capacity. It has been estimated that Japan has the potential for 608 GW of offshore wind capacity. 

Korea

The government in Korea places focus on wind energy as a clear energy resource. It also acknowledges potential to replace nuclear power and fossil fuels with wind power. It has gradually increased new installations, and the total wind power capacity was 1,035 MW in 2017. Korea plans to increase renewable energy’s share of the country’s electric power system to 20% by 2030.

Malaysia

Malaysia has many renewable energy sources with potential to be developed, such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydro. 

Singapore

Singapore’s largest wind turbine was built in 2017. This marked the first time that wind energy was used to power the island’s energy needs. The turbine can generate power with wind speeds as low as 3m per second.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE has been a driving force in the funding of overseas wind power. Wind power plays an important part in the UAE’s key renewable energy projects. It aims to achieve a sustainable infrastructure for power generation through renewable energy sources in the long term. 

Renewable energy projects remain prevalent in the region. This is partly due to the growing demand for water and electricity and the rise in population. 

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has more offshore wind capacity than anywhere else in the world. It has 37 projects made up of almost 2,000 wind turbines. There is almost 8GW of capacity in the UK, of which 1.3GW was added in 2018.

United States of America

More than 50% of wind capacity in the US is located across Texas, California, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma. Texas produces the most wind power of any US state. In 2017, wind power accounted for at least 15.7% of the electricity generated in the state. 

In the West Coast, Californian wind energy accounted for 29% of the state’s renewable energy production in 2018. What’s more, water consumption savings as a result of wind projects in California total more than 3.4 billion gallons per annum.

Vietnam

Renewable energy is a minor, but growing, competitor in Vietnam’s electricity sector. The total capacity of installed wind power expected to reach 800MW in 2020, 2000MW in 2025 and 6000MW in 2030. This will account for 0.8% of the produced electricity share in 2020, 1% in 2025 and 2.1% in 2030.

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Our offshore wind recruitment consultants are experts in:

  • Construction 
  • HSE 
  • Engineering 
  • Procurement 
  • Project management 
  • Plant operations and maintenance
  • Quality and inspection services

Candidates can see a full range of our current vacancies at https://jobs.airswift.com/ 

Why choose Airswift for your workforce solution?

Airswift is the offshore wind staffing agency of choice for world-leading energy businesses.

With over 

  • 60 offices worldwide
  • 800 employees
  • 7,000 contractors

Our global reach and pool of available talent is unmatched in the industry.