Interior Projects Planning Lead (Closed)

Aug 08 2023 admin Comments Off on Interior Projects Planning Lead (Closed)
  • Full Time


Client / Project:                Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Project Execution
Salary Range:                     $126.0K to $148.8K annual base salary, depending upon experience
Number of positions:      One (1)


  • Responsible for leading all design phases for interior projects, establishes the vision on every project, leads the team, and has extensive interaction with various stakeholders.
  • Schedules and leading planning and coordination meetings with SOTU and other Facilities staff.
  • Translates, plans, and executes the instructional vision of District executive staff, Administrators and teachers and other end users.
  • Develops, maintains, and analyzes project database, space, and end user requirements to determine the most efficient use of space according to design.
  • Manages the work of interior designers and other SOTU staff by reviewing design and technical drawings to ensure compliance with design solutions as well as schedule and budget qualifications; provides balance between aesthetic features and existing structures, site and environment.
  • Reviews and finalizes space plans for projects with interior designers and lower-level staff; provide feedback on the work product.
  • Coordinate work schedules and project assignments for multiple sites of interior designers and other staff.
  • Recommends policies, procedures, guidelines, and product standards.
  • Conducts manufacturer, vendor, and product reviews to establish the criteria for their participation in the F&E program.
  • Provides expert advice on the selection and design of essential fixtures and finishes to use for projects; of equipment and furnishings to ensure maximum durability for longevity, instructional support, aesthetic value, life expectancy, functional space arrangements, flow plan, etc.
  • Presents briefings and issues updates regarding interior projects to Executive Facilities staff as required.
  • Prepares detailed reports on SOTU planning, procurement and logistics for Furniture and Equipment project planning.
  • Reviews and produces final cost estimates; manages overall design budget of interior projects and variances to the budget.


  • Must have a minimum of twelve (12) years of full-time paid professional experience in interior design and completion of interior projects.
  • Must have at least 5 years supervisory experience in leading a team involved in design development; planning, procurement and logistics for furniture/equipment projects.
  • Must have space planning experience.


  • Candidates shall excel at the ability to execute a project from concept design through execution documentation.
  • Concept, schematic, design development and materials specifications.
  • Extensive knowledge of design principles and aesthetics.
  • Extensive knowledge of space planning and methodology.
  • Extensive knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements as they relate to interior design.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage deliverables, schedules, logistics.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; extensive presentation and graphic communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff through direct authority and subject matter expertise.
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints.


  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in interior design, Interior Architecture or Architecture.
  • A master’s degree in business or public administration is preferred.


Deadline to submit resume:
Monday August 21, 2023 @ 9:00am (late submissions cannot be accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements: hr@paragon‐
Subject line: LAUSD Interior Projects Planning Lead

Approximate Processing Time:
SHORTLIST: Within 1 week after deadline to submit resume.
INTERVIEW: Within 2 weeks after deadline to submit resume.
SELECTION NOTIFICATION: Within 3 weeks after deadline to submit resume.
Recruitment No.: CM-IPPL- 0823-21

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