AECOM Urdu Linguist in Herndon, Virginia
Requisition/Vacancy No. 151997BR
Position Title Urdu Linguist
Job Category Linguist
Business Line Government
Country United States of America
State/Province/Region USA - Virginia
Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
About the Business Line
AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.
AECOM is seeking to IMMEDIATELY interview and to hire un-cleared Urdu LINGUISTS to support AECOM –National Security Programs. Each qualifying candidate chosen will become a direct hire with AECOM and will be provided full benefits and opportunity for advancement, after applicable time. The specific language positions available will be located in the Northern Virginia area of which will require near-native to native level Urdu; passing on the ILR scale between 3+ and 5. Each linguist will become translators for research, translation, and summarization. The primary duties will include internet research in English | Urdu and translation of articles, summarization of key points, and report creation. Training will be provided. No deployment required. No clearance required.
MUST BE of US Citizenship to support on a US Government Contract.
MUST BE fluent in near - Native or Native Urdu.
MUST BE fluent in near - Native or Native English and have strong ability in written English composition.
MUST possess strong cultural knowledge and very capable and knowledgeable in Microsoft Applications and Internet research.
MUST HAVE the ability to review audio/video material and write/transcribe information into Urdu Language with a high-degree of accuracy and expression AND have an excellent understanding of one or more regional dialects.
The ability to accurately translate a wide variety of complex texts from the Urdu into English. These texts may contain difficult, idiomatic, scientific, and colloquial writing.
Linguists shall be able to accurately capture cultural subtleties, nuance, and emphasis. A level of cultural mastery is required for the translator to capture socio-cultural essentials embedded in text to include political, religious, historic, and ethnic elements.
In terms of gisting/summarizing: Each Linguist Should Be able to identify and flawlessly summarize all pertinent factual information and abstract concepts, recognizing the significance of complex expressions, such as colloquial text or technical terminologies.
The ability to triage documentation to isolate full-range of information that is of importance to the task at hand and be Masters use of and assists in development of reference materials.
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.
AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.