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Technical Translator - Egypt, Cairo (M/F) M/F

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Job title

Technical Translator - Egypt, Cairo (M/F) M/F

About the company

RATP Dev, in the Middle East and across the world, is committed to developing and optimizing public transportation systems. Everywhere, we operate to boost the local economy and quality of life of our passengers. Everywhere, we are driven by excellence, passion and determination in welcoming challenge.

RATP Dev Middle East is the regional head office of RATP Dev which operates and maintains urban transportation systems in 12 countries, on four continents, carrying more than 1.5 billion annual passengers on its networks. Headquartered in Dubai for 10 years, RATP Dev Middle East has become a leading innovative and sustainable mobility players in the MENA region. Recognized as a worldwide expert in automated metro, RATP Dev has been awarded significant contracts in the Middle East and is now operating a total of 5 driverless metro lines in the region, including two of the Riyadh metro in Saudi Arabia.

In the larger MENA region, RATP Dev operates Algiers metro, Algeria's tramway networks, and Casablanca (Morocco) tramways. RATP Dev will soon be in charge of the operations and maintenance of Cairo Line 3 and its future extension therefore we are actively sourcing quality talent for this new and exciting venture in Egypt.

About the job

The role of Technical Translator is to provide RATP Dev Mobility Cairo with timely and high-quality Arabic – English and English – Arabic Technical translation. Further, to provide linguistic support and editorial to the Contract Manager, when needed, to ensure the quality of written material transmitted to the employer. Create writing instructions, reference and terminology thesaurus for the use of all RATP Dev Mobility Cairo departments and teams. Here are some of the primary responsabilities:
• Perform translation of oral and written text from Arabic to English (and vice versa) in a business setting.
• Translate a variety of material, particularly formal legal, technological and engineering documentation, from Arabic to English and vice versa, with attention to fact and nuance, so that the intent and tone of the original meaning is preserved.
• Edit, standardize, proofread, revise and finalize translated material prepared by others.
• Review and edit reports and documentation, in both English and Arabic, if needed.
• Research legal, technical and scientific phrasing relevant to each assignment.
• Consult with RATP Dev Mobility Cairo departments and teams in specialist areas to retain and develop specialist linguistic knowledge in the rail transportation field.
• Create writing instructions, reference and terminology thesaurus for the use of all RATP Dev Mobility Cairo departments and teams.
• Organize translated material and finalize translation according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.


• Bachelor's degree in relevant field

• Fluent in both English and Arabic is required
• Technical writing proficiency in both English and Arabic is required
• Advanced computer skills / Microsoft Office pack mastering
• Above average typing speed is preferred
• Advance research and information gathering skills
• Advanced communication skills
• International company environment

• Minimum 5 to 7 years work experience in a similar role.
• Highly motivated and flexible to be able to work in a time-sensitive environment and respond quickly and effectively to unanticipated high workloads, events and emergencies
• Ability to analyze and troubleshoot critical matters; good adaptability and ability to work in flexible hours to meet the project demand and deadlines.
• Active learning is required, proven track record in swift understanding and processing of new material or information, grasping its full implications.
• Proven experience in MS Office Suites.
• Rail Transportation or automobile industry Sector Knowledge is preferred.
• Technical or engineering background is preferred.
• Ability to deal with complex matrix organization and multiple interfaces.

Benefits & how to apply

Competitive packages. You may apply on LinkedIn or on our website:

Other requirements for the role

• Uphold her/his accountability towards the business.
• Team player, with very good interpersonal skills.
• Awareness of the public sector in Cairo.
• Helicopter view.

Contract type

01 - Permanent contract

Contractual hours


Position localisation

Job location

Middle-East/North Africa, Egypt

Base location


Candidate criteria

Level of education required

Bachelor or equivalent

Level of experience required

From 5 to 10 years


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