The Practice Management Specialist is a critical part of LPA’s Practice Management team that collaborates with designers during the course of projects to develop, track and evaluate work plans, schedules and performance. The Practice Management Specialist will collaborate with other members of the Practice Management team, architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects to collect and communicate meaningful information about project plans/performance that can be shared with project teams in simple, meaningful ways to promote efficiency and effectiveness amongst project teams.
Identify and document typical work patterns established by successful projects.
Collaborate with project leaders to collect and develop detailed project plans.
Collaborate with project leaders to assign designers within project plans.
Assist project leaders with scheduling project tasks, milestones and deliverables.
Accurately document and share project plans with project leaders.
Analyze actual vs. planned project performance.
Report actual vs. planned project performance to project teams.
Enter schedule and work plan information into project planning software.
Interpret and evaluate key performance indicators to identify the essential characteristics of successful projects.
Translate data into easily relatable, graphically oriented information.
Communicate project progress and performance to project teams.
Experience with enterprise resource planning software such as Deltek Vision or Microsoft Dynamics.
Experience with project information management software such as Newforma Project Center.
Experience with business intelligence software such as Tableau.
Project management experience related to project planning, monitoring and controlling efforts.
Familiarity with the Project Management Book of Knowledge.
Understanding of basic accounting principles.
Education in or experience with organization development and change management.
Proven ability to thrive in highly collaborative environments.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong organizational and planning skills.
Proven ability to establish priorities and manage multiple projects.
Proven ability to collect and distill large amounts of data into relatable information.
Strong Microsoft Office skills.
Detailed knowledge of project planning software such as Microsoft Project.
Ability to conduct limited amounts of travel.
LPA is an integrated design firm with offices in California and Texas. We specialize in creating innovative, sustainable environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives. We provide a vibrant and rewarding work environment—one that values and fosters creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, community engagement and ongoing career development and growth. LPA is also committed to diversity, wellness and work-life balance. LPA offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial, wellness and other work/life plans.