Employer of choice.
At Harris HMC, we value people more than anything. We seek experience, youth, enthusiasm and diversity – we are an equal opportunity employer. We offer cross-sector and cross-discipline experience, and exciting professional pathways.
Broad experience gives confidence
Two and half years ago, Shanne Darker joined Harris HMC with a Bachelor of Construction Management from Deakin University. As a Junior Project Manager he worked alongside experienced Project Managers on a range of projects, learning “the ropes” and gaining a practical background in his profession.
“Every project is different,” says Shanne. “Every client is different and each project has its own challenges. The opportunities I’ve had at Harris HMC have given me diverse experience and the confidence to support complex project delivery.”
Today, still with Harris HMC, Shanne is a capable Project Manager, leading project teams to complete sizable projects on time, on budget and to client satisfaction.
Amazing support from day one
Nina Farrugia joined Harris HMC Interiors six years ago as a Contract Administrator. Nina trained for her new position "on-the-job" under the guidance of her manager and a helpful team of colleagues.
"Contract Administration is a busy and challenging position and I’ve had amazing support here from day one to learn the skills I need to do it well," says Nina. "Once I’d built my competency for that role, my manager encouraged my special interest in estimating and arranged for me to skill-up on the job, while still undertaking contract administration."
"I can’t imagine another workplace where I’d have the opportunity to train for a secondary role alongside my usual work. I'm just finishing my second tender as an Estimator, and still loving the challenge of being able to learn and perform both roles."
When Arthur Kennedy joined Stan Harris in business in 1983, the Harris HMC heritage was already two years old. It was a small enterprise with a big commitment to providing Melbourne maintenance and fitout clients with excellent service delivery. Arthur and Stan shared a vision for their company and set about achieving it, working hard and smart to grow their reputation and their portfolio of successful projects. The values of customer service, dedication and ownership were an important framework for that growth.
Harris Office Environments (now known as Harris HMC Interiors) commenced in 1986 and in 1988 Arthur and Stan added an Electrics division. In 1990 they secured a landmark $9 million project for BHP. Successful completion proved the business capability and saw it emerge as a one of Melbourne’s leading fit out contractors.
After Stan retired in 1992, Arthur continued to evolve the business, accommodating the expanding Harris HMC team in larger North Melbourne premises and incorporating a Construction division. Arthur and his management team led a steady and mindful expansion program, building a strong internal culture and investing in a solid financial base.
Today, Harris HMC continues to evolve, now under the leadership of Arthur’s son, Dale Kennedy, and a committed board of management. The Harris HMC group delivers in excess of $80 million in projects per annum and is represented by 90 staff.
Those same values that inspired Arthur and Stan almost three decades ago remain embedded in the culture and the work practices of Harris HMC: customer satisfaction, dedication, teamwork, learning, safety and ownership.
The steadiness of family tradition is balanced by the reality of competitive project delivery in a contemporary marketplace, creating strength and confidence for Harris HMC, its people and, most importantly, its clients.