Who are we?

Harniss Building Services Solutions are an established family owned Mechanical and Electrical Consulting and Contracting company based in Northampton. We currently have exciting apprenticeship opportunities for both trainee quantity surveyors and trainee project engineers to be part of an industry leading company with a dynamic modern approach.

What we offer;

We offer a competitive salary and a structured training programme to obtain recognised qualifications, including the opportunity to undertake a company sponsored degree course. This is a fantastic opportunity with excellent career opportunities.

The roles;

The trainee quantity surveyor responsibilities will include;

  • Assist in providing detailed financial information on the financial aspects of contracts
  • Assist in producing and issuing sub-sub-contract orders
  • Assist with monthly analysis of contract performance
  • Assist in the preparation of final accounts
  • Work collaboratively to quickly integrate within the business

The trainee project manager responsibilities will include;

  • Assist in managing the day to day site activities
  • Undertake site inspections to ensure all projects adhere to the internal policies and procedures
  • Produce project reports on a regular basis
  • Manage sub-sub-contractors
  • Work collaboratively to quickly integrate within the business
  • Assist in the production of technical reports

What we are looking for;

Applicants should have excellent communication skills and a strong willingness to learn.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 A-levels at C or above and hold a full UK driving licence.

Who to contact;

Should any of these roles be of interest, please contact info@harniss.co.uk for more details.


Harniss Consulting Ltd are pleased to announce their appointment on the new Hamberley specialist care facility in Worcester.
Hamberley specialist care facilit Worcester


Chris Furniss, Harniss Director commented:

We have provided mechanical and electrical consultancy services to the Hamberley team over a number years and we are delighted to confirm our appointment on the new specialist 43 bed care facility in Worcester. The challenge to provide energy efficient first class care facilities whilst maintaining a clear focus on resident access, comfort and safety is at the forefront of our design process and we look forward to working with Hamberley, Fed3 Projects and J Tomlinson on this exciting project.


Cygnet Hospital Coventry – Doors open for admissions

Cygnet Hospital Coventry

Harniss are pleased to announce the completion of the Cygnet Hospital Coventry project. The facility is a brand new hospital on the site of the old St Mary’s School in Lansdowne Street, Coventry. Doors were opened to admissions in April 2017 and the building comprises of 56 beds, providing specialist inpatient services for women across three wards, with step down facilities also forming part of the care pathway.


Harniss announce new design team appointments to support business growth

Graham Lutz joins Harniss from Cunnington Clark ltd as Principal Electrical Design Engineer to lead our in-house electrical design function.

Michael Ritchie has been appointed as Senior Electrical Design Engineer joining us from BSD, and Dragos Voicu joins from ICEP as Mechanical Design Engineer.

Chris Furniss, Harniss Director commented

With a strong order book for 2017 and increased enquiry levels we look forward to the further strategic growth of the business. Our design capability has developed significantly in the last five years enabling us to provide concept and detailed design consultant duties including the provision of fully detailed working drawing designs for our in-house contracting team. The addition of Graham, Michael and Dragos will enhance our offering and ensure we maintain our focus on the delivery of a high quality service to our clients.

Harniss appointed on new Cygnet Hospital in Maidstone

Harniss are pleased to announce their appointment as mechanical and electrical consulting engineer for the new £14m, 65-bed hospital due to be built by Cygnet Health Care in Kent. Cygnet Hospital Maidstone will be located on a two-acre plot at the proposed Kent Medical Campus on Bearsted Road, Maidstone.

Cygnet Hospital

Construction is due to commence later this year with the first admissions to the new hospital expected in January 2018.

Harniss have undertaken the conceptual mechanical and electrical design for the scheme within a building floor plan totalling 5,300 square metres and constructed over three levels.

Harniss Director Chris Furniss said:

“It is a pleasure to work with Cygnet again and to be part of the team to develop this first class hospital facility. The project is one of the first significant medical park developments to occur in the UK, and will provide a concentration of healthcare services in a single location”.

Harniss secure Cygnet Health Care project

Harniss are pleased to announce their appointment with Cygnet Health Care to deliver M&E design services for their new £10million, 56 bed mental health hospital in Coventry.  The completed development will comprise three principal wards plus eight individual step-down flats together with therapeutic, clinical and recreational facilities, and ancillary / support accommodation. These will be set within a building floor plan totalling 4,427 square metres and constructed over three levels.

Cygnet Health Care is one of the UK’s largest independent providers of mental health and social care pathways, providing high value integrated services to a wide range of individuals.

Harniss Director Chris Furniss said

‘We are extremely proud to be involved with this significant healthcare scheme and we are looking forward to working closely with the Cygnet team to support the delivery of this important project’.

Harniss announce move to larger premises

We are delighted to announce our move to larger premises on Northampton Science Park.

Harniss Meeting Room

Our new premises will provide us with larger office space as well as improved meeting and presentation spaces in an environment ideally suited to our business.

This is an ideal move for Harniss as the new offices will provide us with plenty of room for further expansion at a time of growth for the company.

Harniss offices

Harniss offices

Our new address is 3 Adams House, Northampton Science Park, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6LG.  All telephone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

Stuart Growcott joins Harniss

We are delighted to announce that Stuart Growcott has joined Harniss as Principal Design Engineer. In his new role, Stuart will support the further development of our design consultancy function across both Healthcare and Commercial Sectors. Stuart joins us from Hoare Lea.

Harniss Launch new website

screenshot3Harniss is pleased to launch a new updated company website design with improved usability and additional information sections. The new improved website is better placed to showcase the company’s Mechanical & Electrical Design & Contracting services.

Improved content and features on the website include:

  • Improved usability across PCs, tablets and smart phones
  • Entry points for both Consulting and Contracting services with tailored information specifically for each service
  • Project case studies showing examples of recent projects
  • Sector specific information
  • Latest news and developments area

Overall the website is more informative and useful for our client base. We welcome any feedback you may have or suggestions regarding content you would like to see on the site.

The new website has been built in a responsive format to provide an ideal user experience across desktop PCs, tablets and smart phones. Together with the improved content we believe this will provide an improved online experience for our customers.