Chinese Linguist - Cleared - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Virginia, Chantilly

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking to immediately interview and hire a cleared Senior Chinese Linguist. Each qualifying candidate chosen will become a direct hire with AECOM and will be provided with full benefits and opportunities for advancement, after applicable time. The position can be performed remotely.

The position requires near-native to native level Chinese and English competency, and a translation test on the ILR scale between 3 and 5. Linguists will be required to perform a full range of tasks, including but not limited to monitoring and research on open source foreign language media, translation, summarization, and report writing. Training will be provided. No deployment required. Must have a current and active TS/SCI Security Clearance.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be fluent in Chinese.

  • Must be fluent in English and have strong English writing skills.

  • Must have experience translating and summarizing a wide variety of complex texts from the source language into English. These texts may contain difficult, idiomatic, scientific, and colloquial writing.

  • Must be highly capable in Microsoft applications and internet research.

  • Must have demonstrated experience conducting research.

  • Must have the ability to review foreign language audio/video material and write/transcribe information into English with a high-degree of accuracy and expression.

  • Must be able to accurately capture cultural subtleties, nuance, and emphasis. A level of cultural mastery is required to capture socio-cultural essentials embedded in text, to include political, religious, historic, and ethnic elements.

  • Must have a current and active TS/SCI Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One to three years' professional experience translating and summarizing a wide variety of complex text from the source language into English.

  • Experience with the open source internet research.

  • Fluency in additional foreign language/dialects.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Linguist

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 226794BR

Clearance Required Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.