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Senior Translator (KSA National)

  • Job reference: FG-005864
  • Sector: Management Consultancy, Programme Management, Support Services
  • Location: Riyadh Province
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Faithful+Gould is looking to recruit a Lead / Senior Translator to join our Programme Management Office in Riyadh, KSA. The role will involve translating documents from Arabic to English & vice versa and assisting in the production of Arabic written reports. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to a high-profile project, helping to shape the future of Riyadh. The programme is motivated by the need to provide affordable housing for Saudis, but in so doing aspires to impact positively on the non-oil GDP while reducing the local unemployment rate. The primary drivers are to provide 340,000 affordable residential units to be constructed in five new townships across the Kingdom. The development of the townships will include all the physical and social infrastructure required to create great community environments. A challenging 5-year timescale has been set for achieving the programme.


SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.


Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.



• A relevant translation qualification such Bachelor’s Degree in English / English Literature or a Diploma in Translation

• Strong written and spoken communication skills in both Arabic and English

• The proven ability to translate technical documents

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

• Strong proven administration skills

• Strong IT skills

• Min 10 years’ experience as a Translator in a professional environment, with 5 years in a similar role leading and managing a small team



• Providing technical documents accurately translated to the project team

• Maintaining and updating a glossary of English and Arabic translated technical terms, job titles and specialized terminology

• Proof reading translated documents

• Interpreting business correspondence and assisting with drafting responses

• Acting as an interpreter in meetings as and when required

• Occasionally presenting reports to clients

• Producing high quality reports as required


Salary and Benefits

• A competitive salary

• Accommodation allowance

• Transportation allowance

• 22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5-day working week)

• Medical and life insurance cover

• Company gratuity scheme

• Discretionary bonus scheme

• Annual flight allowance to point of origin

• Employee Well-Being Programme – 24hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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