Background and Specific Skills

Tanya Barlow is an Australian electrical engineer who has studied Mandarin Chinese. Ideally, she would like to work in a technical liaison role in heavy industry, in either China or Australia, where she can use both her engineering and Chinese skills.

Electrical engineering experience in a heavy industry environment
  • Port Kembla steelworks in Australia (BHP Billiton / Bluescope Steel)
  • Bluescope Steel China’s metal coating line in Suzhou, Jiangsu

Ability to read and check engineering / technical drawings in Simplified Chinese

Preparation of engineering / process vocabulary lists in both English and Simplified Chinese
  • Bilingual technical vocabulary lists for commissioning equipment, day-to-day process operations, or maintenance
  • Bilingual technical vocabulary lists can be used by both the English-speaking workforce and the Chinese workforce

Chinese technical vocabulary coaching for Australian professionals in China or Australia
  • Language coaching in industry specific terms in Simplified Chinese (written) and Mandarin Chinese (spoken)
    (e.g., legal terms for lawyers; engineering terms for engineers)

Targeted English tutoring for Chinese industry professionals
  • English pronunciation coaching to help Chinese professionals pronounce difficult technical words more clearly
  • English pronunciation coaching for work presentations or international conferences

Preparation of technical emails in English and Simplified Chinese
  • Preparation of bilingual technical emails to improve the communication between Australian and Chinese companies
    (e.g., technical specifications for electrical machinery, hydraulics, pneumatics; delivery requirements, etc.)

Engineering Services – Price on Application - Please email .