We back each other to achieve and be part of something special. As a team of committed, talented, and excellence-driven individuals, we love building partnerships and delivering on our promises. Authenticity, pride, and ambition are what make us stand out.
The principles we believe in and live by
- Sharpen your tools
- Find a way
- Don't walk past it
- Eye of the client
- We've got your back
We come prepared and ready
We keep our skills fresh
We learn from the past
We challenge each other to be better
We share our learnings
We own it, we do it
We check our egos at the door
We communicate proactively
We dig in
We play to our strengths
We put safety ahead of everything else
We prepare to prevent
We think before we do
We all have a voice
We look out for each other
We buy into our client’s vision
We make things easier
We deliver on our promises
We walk in our client’s shoes
We win together
We work and grow together
We all pitch in
We value diverse thinking
We lift each other up
We have fun along the way
People are at the heart of what we do
Our people are our business. To reach our Top 1% vision we need a great team. A group of people with a wealth of knowledge and flair, who preserve and grow our positive, can-do culture.
The best way to ensure our teams bring their best selves to work every day is to support them both at work and at home! For this reason, we offer a wide variety of perks, benefits, and policies that can support our team’s financial and personal well-being.
Benefits of working at Harris HMC
Employee Assistance Program
Three confidential counselling sessions available for you and your immediate family members per year — a healthy mental state is just as important, if not more so, as a healthy physical state.
Health and wellbeing
Access to discounted Health Insurance, subsidised gym memberships and marathon registrations, mindfulness practice workshops and healthy eating programs.
Parental leave support
Primary caregivers will receive 12 weeks paid leave and secondary caregivers will receive 4 weeks paid leave. Flexibility on return to assist with the transition back to work while finding your new normal.
Flexibility is an important part of being a Top 1% employer
Supporting employee flexibility while ensuring individual, team and organisation-wide objectives are met. Flexible work arrangements are made individually between employees and their managers.
Social events and fun days
Frequent opportunities to get to know colleagues from across the business in a casual, non-work setting.
Development and progression opportunities
Individual tailored career development plans to nurture, develop and progress team members along their chosen career path objectives.
Reward and recognition programs
Recognising and celebrating our Top 1% achievers and keeping our values in focus every month via formal recognition processes.
Access to corporate partnership offerings and benefits
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) registration available to all females across the organisation, access to Financial Institutions Corporate Partner Program.
Workplace health checks
Regular health checks and vaccination programs that take place in the office.
Making meaningful difference for our people and the communities we serve
As a team we always strive to add value for our clients, our workforce and wider community. We are proud of our transparent communicative culture which has facilitated long-term collaborative working relationships at all levels. We work hard to do the extra 1% that stands out.
Inclusion is how we unleash the power of diversity at Harris HMC as we continually strive to foster belonging and empowerment at work. We believe that having a diverse workforce provides a positive impact in how we operate with both internal and external stakeholders, clients and subcontractors alike.
At Harris HMC, diversity and inclusion play an integral role in cultivating leaders, building teams and creating an organisation that is a right fit for every person who is a part of it.
We embrace diversity and believe that every individual should be able to work in an environment that allows them to be proud of who they are.
Women of Harris HMC (HMCW)
The Harris HMC Woman’s (HMCW) program provides a dedicated space where our female team members can network, collaborate and share valuable skills and knowledge. This program not only offers our team the chance to further their professional goals, but also provides the chance for our female staff to build close connections with other women from across our business to ensure they have advice, support and mentorship from others who may have worked through similar challenges, and to create a diverse environment for personal and professional growth. This company initiative promotes training and events to bring greater awareness to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Five-Day Week Policy
Our Five-Day Week Policy aims to drive a culture where employees work, on average, no more than five days per week. This policy sets guidelines for site-based employees who are required to work additional days to their normal working week as per their roster.
This policy encourages site-based employees to work an average five-day week and was developed to improve work-life balance, providing better support for those who may not be afforded the same flexibility as others working across other different areas of the business, given the nature of their roles.
Contributing to the advancement of women in trades
In partnership with Highlands LLEN, Harris HMC is encouraging girls in grades 11 and 12 to try a trade through the NextGen Tradies program. With support from Platinum Institute Australia, Women’s Health Grampians, and Apprenticeship Support Australia, the program provides attendees with hands-on experience through the construction of a cubby house. As well as giving back to the community, we have the opportunity to provide insights into a career path that young women may not have considered otherwise and support an organisation that is doing incredible things to promote women’s entry into trades.
Engaging in work that has a measurable impact
Harris HMC aims to positively impact the lives of those less fortunate by providing meaningful opportunities and a sense of purpose. Investing in partnerships that deliver long-term economic and social benefits to the broader community, and our people, committed to contributing to the quality of life in the communities in which we operate and understand the lasting value we can create.
We're a business that recognises and advocates for our employees
Winner - MBV Young Builder of the Year 2023
Kabir Sidhu - Senior Project Manager
Kabir joined us in 2014 as a Contract Administrator and quickly proved his expertise. Recognising his exceptional skills, he was promoted to Project Manager in 2015, and then Senior Project Manager in 2017. From his exceptional mentoring to his commitment to delivering outstanding results, Kabir consistently exceeds expectations and goes above and beyond.
Finalist - People in Property Awards 2022
Harris HMC are proud finalists in the Property Council of Australia's inaugural 2022 People in Property Awards category of People First.
Winner - MBV Young Builder of the Year 2019
Alex Wilson - Construction Manager
We have seen Alex thrive and grow since joining Harris HMC in 2008, progressing from Contract Administrator through to Construction Manager. Alex has played a major role in delivering over 50 project across many diverse sectors with a combined value over $400m.
Nominee - MBV Young Builder of the Year 2022
Patrick Jackson - Senior Project Manager
Joining Harris HMC in 2018, Pat has excelled in every role from estimating and contract administration through to project management. Earning a reputation as one of the hardest working team members, his collaborative nature ensures he is never too busy to mentor or assist his team.
Nominee – NAWIC Building & Construction Award 2022
Peta Lough – Senior Contract Administrator
A fierce advocate for women in construction Peta was instrumental in setting up of the HIA Building Women Group. At Harris HMC, she is considered a role model as a leader for women in construction and her determination, tenacity, building knowledge and organisation skills make her stand out from the crowd.
Nominee – NAWIC Building & Construction Award 2021
Debbie Bryant – Project Manager
Debbie is an exceptional and energetic project manager who has worked in Harris HMC’s Maintenance team since 2014. She has been instrumental in securing repeat business through her approach to relationships and the rapport she builds.
We're hiring! Join us and make an impact
Our Graduate/Final Year Internship Program
Kick-start your career in the construction industry working for an award-winning Top 1% organisation
About our program
At Harris HMC, we pride ourselves on growing and developing from within. Established in 2015 and designed for students in their final year of study, our graduate program is a paid work placement that runs from mid-January to December. During the 12 month program, you’ll gain exposure to a variety of roles across our business units while working three days per week, flexible to accommodate your study schedule.
Each graduate is matched with a mentor who has previously participated in the program so that you receive guidance and support throughout the year. As part of our ongoing commitment to your growth, we ensure you receive regular feedback during every rotation.
You will be based at our North Melbourne, Keilor Park and Scoresby offices, and various site locations around Melbourne, depending on the rotation. It will allow you to interact with office and site teams and gain valuable experience.
Upon completion of the program, we will evaluate opportunities within the company, consider your career preferences, and place you in a graduate position.
Graduates are given the opportunity to participate in this exciting program every year.
Work directly with industry professionals and gain meaningful work experience through different areas of the business
Why should you choose us?
Translate your theoretical learning into practical knowledge of the construction industry
Exposure to exciting and varied roles that help you find your calling
Be involved in projects both large and small for some of Victoria's most reputable organisations
Mentor access throughout the program from someone who has previously been in your boots
Undertake meaningful work in a guided and supportive environment
You are encouraged to ask questions, share ideas and be an engaged learner
Network with industry professionals
Get involved with industry associations including the Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBV), Property Council of Australia (PCA) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Don't just take our word for it.
Meet some of our former graduates
Are you eligible?
The Harris HMC Graduate Program is best suited to Construction and Project Management students who are completing their final year of study.
What are we looking for?
A passion for the construction industry
Attitude and behaviour in line with our values and culture
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated work experience (in a relevant field or otherwise)
A high degree of computer literacy
A proactive and positive attitude
Ability to work well in teams and autonomously when required
Eager to continuously learn and develop
Extracurricular or community activities
Academic achievement (grades will be considered, however it’s more important that you align with our company values)
Following application opening in September, we have a two-stage interview process conducted during November with offers extended to applicants in early December. Successful applicants will commence onboarding with Harris HMC from mid-January.