Translation Project Manager

TW Languages
Runcorn, Cheshire
31 Jan 2018
01 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

TW Languages is a multi-lingual translation service provider specialising in technical translations. We work in over 250 language combinations and ISO 17100 'Translation Services' certified. We are based at The Heath Business and Technical Park, Runcorn, WA7 4QX which is located between three fantastic cities, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

Due to business growth TW Languages is now recruiting a further Translation Project Manager.

We are looking for a graduate who has an MA in Translation or a similar linguistic qualification. Please note that we DO NOT translate in-house. The position would suit a linguist who enjoys a challenge, interested in developing their career in the language industry, thrives on problem solving, is a lateral thinker, has meticulous attention to detail, communication skills as well as a strong team player.

Required education:

Master's in translation or similar qualification

Required languages:

Native English speaker plus West European languages

Translation Project Manager – Job Description, Responsibilities, Skills and Competences.

- All tasks have been prepared as per ISO 17100 translation services.

-TM software we use is Memsource

  Translators and Revising / Vendor Management:
-Full responsibility for selecting translators, revisers and reviewers that meet TWL expectations. TWL working practises, recording data, establishing relationships etc.

-Manage the admin process

-Communicate with translators and revisers

-Support the translators and revisers in their enquiries regarding the translation project and TM software. Research any translation queries etc.

 Translation Project Management:
-Manage translation projects (numerous files, multi-lingual) from start to finish handing over to the Snr TPM for sign off. Follow the translation project management process. Full assess the translation project and format files ready for translation etc.

-Meet tight deadlines to ensure that the translation is completed and ready for signed by the agreed time schedule.

-Use TM software as appropriate, updating TM database at the end of projects.
Translation Memory and other software
- Support the Senior Translation Project Manager in growing and developing TM databases, both customers and TWL databases.

-Update the TM software as and when necessary (daily, weekly basis)

 Quality Process:
Check each translation project using quality checks after revising stage before hand over for sign off.

 Team Work and Communication:
-Work as part of the team and support as and when required, cover the Senior Translation Project Managers role re holidays etc.

 Office Management:
-Ensure all aspects of the office is managed for phone calls, visits

 ESSENTIAL Skills required

Translation degree (ideally a Masters)

Excellent written and spoken English language skills.

Team Player


Excellent attention to detail (‘completer finisher’)

Organisational skills

Time management skills


Problem solving 

Computer literate (in particular in excel), and able to develop knowledge of CAT tools

Ability to work within a small team

To work under pressure

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