webcertain are looking for a Junior Localisation Engineer

webcertain are looking for a Junior Localisation Engineer

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Prime Objectives of the Post:

To provide professional and effective support to the Project Management Team which adds value to the business and enables the Company to provide excellent quality translation services and consolidate its client base. His/her tasks will involve performing activities pertaining to the day-to-day delivery of projects.

The ideal candidate would have a background in IT and/or a degree in a computer related qualification looking to build a career in Localisation Engineering.  Some localisation experience is welcome but not essential as training will be provided. A second language is also desirable.

Languages: A native speaker of a Western European Language or Asian Language would be preferable.
Reporting To: Localisation Engineering Manager 
Salary: £18,000-£21,000 + bonus
Main Tasks:
  • Analyse and prepare diverse file formats for translation into foreign languages using CAT Tools (training will be given)
    Handle technical processing of translated files for creation of deliverables, including quality checks
    Assess desktop publishing requirements of individual projects and provide support from quoting stage to final delivery to Project Manager, ensuring fast-turnaround and costing accuracy
    Completion of weekly status reports for clients
    Research and develop ways to automate processes

Skills required:

  • Degree in Computer-related qualification
    Basic awareness of HTML/XML and other script languages such as PHP, etc.
    Working knowledge of Regular Expressions/Xpath queries and a basic understanding of programming languages such as C#, VB, etc. would be desirable
    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
    Knowledge of character encoding for foreign languages
    Analytical skills

Advantages (not essential):
  • Knowledge of CAT/translation memory packages
    Basic experience of a programming language
    Familiarity with some of these tools: 

Microsoft Visual Studio, Trados, SDLX, Passolo, Flash, Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Project,
Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat),  XMLSPY, PoEdit, Adobe InDesign, Ms Publisher and Wordfast.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Quick Learner
    Confident in talking to and e-mailing clients, whenever necessary
    Able to work to strict deadlines
    Dynamic, flexible and self-motivated
    Organized and methodical
    Good written and verbal communication skills
    Friendly and honest
    Team player


Organisation and Planning:

The jobholder will possess well developed organisational and planning skills to ensure that objectives set are achieved within the timeframes agreed and identified with clients. These skills will also be evident in the management of other non-project related work, i.e. general housekeeping, time management and recording, appropriate use of systems and processes.

Judgement and Decisions

The jobholder is free to organise and manage personal effectiveness with minimal supervision. He or she is required to use own judgements and decisions on all aspects of work, keeping the Localisation Engineering Manager informed. The jobholder must be able to analyse a range of information and make judgements based upon previous knowledge and experience of data available.