Perkins Coie LLP Legal Project Management Administrator in Seattle, Washington
Job Description:The Legal Project Management Administrator (LPMA) position reports to the Director of Legal Project Management but is directly supporting the Legal Project Management (LPM) team. The LPM Team are aligned with Firm strategy and play an important role in advancing the Firm's advanced approach to the delivery of legal services. This position supports client-facing engagements to ensure successful implementation of such projects. This position provides support to the LPM team as they support practice groups that affect efficiency, quality, profitability, competitive position and client satisfaction. This position will support the LPM team and Director of Legal Project Management as they interact with legal and business professionals internally and externally and is expected to uphold the image of the Firm by maintaining positive contact with clients, attorneys and staff.Employees outside of the Dallas, New York, and Seattle locations are be encouraged to apply.Essential Functions:Assist the LPM Team as they support legal teams and practice groups with the delivery of legal services for complex, high profile client engagements employing project management methods and tools.Assist the LPM Team as they provide project management oversight, principles, methodologies and tools as defined by legal teams and practice groups for internal and client-facing projects with limited complexity.Provide support to the LPM Team as they manage assigned projects and associated activities to ensure resources are channeled to produce planned deliverables on time and within scope and budget.Support efforts by the LPM Team to monitor the project scope management process to ensure key stakeholders are apprised of scope change requests and impact to project.Collaborate with team resources to participate in the planning for custom solutions and support the LPM Team in the oversight of the design, plan and implementation for client-facing technical or process solutions.Manage and support small or less complex projects/engagements under the guidance of the LPM team.Mange and support firm secondment monitoring and tracking under the guidance of the LPM team.Follow policies, procedures and documentation created for the Pricing and Legal Project Management departments.Support multiple projects concurrently.Travel:This position may require travel.Required Skills:Computer proficient with advanced skills in MS Office required. Capacity to learn new technology, tools and platforms.Aptitude to make difficult and complex independent decisions.Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills, including record keeping, data collection and system information. Ability to compile and analyze data, and furnish concise, detailed information in written report format.Preferred Skills:SharePoint, Visio and MS Project knowledge preferred.Education & Experience:Experience in a similar role at either a professional services company or in a legal environment. Understanding of project estimation and management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle. Minimum 3-5 years law firm or legal operations experience required.Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.