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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    [from http://www.planetizen.com/node/54206] Assistant Project Manager - Mandarin Speaking SOM Location: San Francisco, California, 94111, United States Posted
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 8, 2012
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      Assistant Project Manager - Mandarin Speaking

      Location: San Francisco, California, 94111, United States
      Posted on: February 2, 2012
      Category: Planning / Land Use, Urban Design
      Experience:3-5 years

      SOM, an internationally-known, multi-disciplinary architectural and
      engineering design practice seeks applications for a bi-lingual
      Assistant Project Manager to join the Urban Design and Planning Studio
      in its San Francisco office. Fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and
      English is required.

      Primary Responsibilities:
      • Contribute to SOM’s vision by enabling clear communication among
      team members, consultants and clients.
      • Serve as a point of contact for SOM’s clients, Local Planning
      Institute (LPI), local project team, specialty consultants, suppliers
      and contractors in China.
      • Prepare, review and translate project memos, correspondence,
      technical documents, contracts and schedules for professional
      • Schedule and conduct technical coordination and presentations
      meetings with the client project team, LPI, specialty consultants, and
      others as applicable. Record and document meeting minutes during
      technical calls.
      • Facilitate meetings locally in China, as needed.
      • Provide translation services to the team on incoming technical
      documents/drawings issued by the Client, LPI, consultants, and on
      other outgoing documents.
      • Assist with the preparation of appropriate billings and pursue
      payment compliance.
      • Dedicate the necessary time beyond routine hours to assist in
      meeting business commitments.
      • Other duties as assigned.

      • Master Degree in Urban Design or City Planning, with undergraduate
      training in architecture design. AICP and /or LEED accreditation are a
      • Ability to read, write and speak fluent Mandarin Chinese and English.
      • At least 3-5 years of progressively responsible project experience
      in the urban design and physical planning profession in North America.
      • Thorough knowledge of urban design and planning issues, including
      site planning, zoning, infrastructure and utility planning, and
      sustainable design practices
      • A proven work ethic and the ability to anticipate needs, service
      clients, initiate decisions and coordinate the activities of others.
      • Strong command of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel,
      PowerPoint and Project.
      • Highly-motivated, good team player, and possess strong oral and
      written communication, proofreading, and organizational skills.
      • Autocad, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator skills highly desirable.
      • Travel may be required
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