Redpath Partners Limited

Architectural Translator - Hong Kong

Redpath Partners Limited
Posted on 8-Apr-21

Architectural Translator - Hong Kong

Redpath Partners Limited

Job Highlights

  • Leading European architectural studio
  • Projects in China
  • Hong Kong office

Job Description

A leading European architectural studio who have an office in HK and multiple projects in China is looking for an Architectural Translator to join their team to translate from Chinese to English and English to Chinese (traditional and simplified Chinese).

Due to growth across the region, the translator will work closely with the project teams to help translate in meetings, presentations, documents (both legal and technical) as well as through various communication channels (calls, emails, WeChat). The ideal candidate will have worked in an architectural or design studio in the past and will be familiar with the technical language associate with architectural projects, allowing or successful translation relating to this type of work. This is a client facing role and once travel is possible you will be travelling to projects and meetings across the region with key members of the design team, to help facilitate multilingual meetings

Listed in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work, this is an exciting opportunity to join an a fantastic studio who nurture their teams and offer a great culture and environment, having ranked multiple times and named the Employer of the Year (2016).

Key responsibilities:

  • Communicating with clients, consultants and third parties, and translating back to the team in HK, and UK
  • Attending meetings (online and in person) and presentations where immediate translation may be required.
  • Translating documents into Chinese or vice versa into English and writing documents dictated in English – these could be technical drawing documents or legal contracts.
  • General translation of communication, by email, phone, WeChat
  • Occasional input into translation of marketing materials and creating content for the Chinese market.

To be a successful candidate you should possess the following key skills: 

  • Excellent written and spoken English and Mandarin, (traditional and simplified Chinese is vital), Cantonese is beneficial.
  • Experience in architectural or construction industry.
  • Attention to detail, and used to dealing with contracts and legal documentation.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to China (when able) – essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills for client management and team communication
  • Strongly organised and methodical, with an emphasis on time management

To apply, please contact Shan at 92216905 in our Hong Kong office at shan @
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Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
5 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

Redpath Partners is a recruitment agency that focuses solely on providing services to the Property, Construction and Oil and Gas industries.

The impetus to establish the business was born out of a belief amongst the founders that the industry is in need of a consultancy relationship that can act in 'true partnership'. This belief has been reaffirmed by the continual feedback from global property, construction and oil and gas markets over the last ten years, as well as from the professional opinion of one of the most experienced management teams in this field.

Partnership drives our actions and accomplishments, it is achieved through trust and total understanding of each stakeholders goals. It brings with it the power of all parties working toward the same outcomes.

With offices in both Australia and Asia and relationships spanning Europe and North America our ethos of partnering at all levels brings a unique sense of value and recruitment professionalism to the property, construction and oil and gas industries.

Additional Company Information

Human Resources Management/Consultancy