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Graduate Architect

MiHaven Pty Ltd - Cairns City, QLD

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
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MiHaven Pty Ltd (MiHaven) is a social enterprise business specialising in property development, construction and industry-based training.

MiHaven construction unit focuses on the development of sustainable and innovative construction. Our aim is to create residential and commercial properties which suit tropical conditions but are well-designed and sophisticated in the current market. We therefore adopt different strategies and construction techniques to ensure that all our projects stand out from the ordinary.

Currently most of our projects are construction of Special Disability Accommodation (SDA)

About the role:

MiHaven is looking for an Experienced Graduate of Architecture with experience in Special Disability Accommodation (SDA). A full time, permanent position is available in our offices in Cairns. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be involved with projects from conceptual design to completion of construction, including involvement in the certification and documentation through the NDIS. Candidates will also be required to live locally in Cairns as to work closely with consultants and construction team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project conceptual design and sketching of options,
  • Draft plans through Revit and material choice for budgeting,
  • Prepare 3D model with VR capabilities for Directors to review,
  • Liaise with consultants (Eng/Mech/Elec/Env) to obtain Development Approval
  • Preparing project specification and list of inclusions,
  • Prepare construction set drawings,
  • Liaise with construction supervisors of SDA final designs and project commencement.
  • Liaise with suppliers to secure materials for construction.
  • Weekly site inspections to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and quality standards for Special Disability houses, including achieving critical dimensions,
  • Design, document and draft landscaping plans for Council approval.

About you:

Essential Requirements include:

  • Graduate Architect (minimum 3 years’ experience postgraduate).
  • Have a minimum Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent.
  • Portfolio of SDA houses examples.
  • Proven experience in preparing drawings for SDA approval.
  • Experience in council guidelines and preparing Development Applications (DA) and Building Approvals (BA) drawings related to the residential and SDA building industry.
  • Excellent Revit skills required (minimum 3 years’ experience).
  • 3DMax and Vray skills for rendering and post production with photoshop.
  • Experience in Unreal Engine for VR visualizations.
  • Experience in project coordination and construction administration.
  • Australian driving license.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of construction practice in cyclone areas.

If you fit the above criteria and wish to work with a friendly, professional and enthusiastic team, send through a cover letter, your Special Disability Accommodation portfolio and your current CV (max limit 10Mb).


As a minimum, we will pay the Architects Award 2020 rate for an Experience Graduate of Architecture up to a maximum of $63,000 plus super at 9.5%.


You will be tested on the following:

  1. Typing skills
  2. Revit skills
  3. 3DMax + Vray skills for rendering and postproduction with Photoshop. 

Employer questions

Your application must include answers to the following questions:

  1. Have you completed a university degree qualification in architecture?
  2. Do you have a minimum of 3 years’ experience the architecture & design services industry?
  3. Do you have experience in special disability accommodation design?
  4. Do you have a minimum of 3 years’ experience using Revit?
  5. Do you have a minimum of 1 years’ experience using 3DMax?

Cairns City, QLD

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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