I am a hard working, dynamic, team player person who thrives in motivating employees to exceed their common performance levels and replace it with exceptional work. I have superior communication experience and great negotiation skills. I am able to evaluate operational requirements and implement strategies that increase productivity, enhance quality and improve cost efficiency.
My expertise is mainly in managing design and construction of highly technical buildings including classified clean rooms for micro-electronics/semi conductor or QC/ R&D Lab for bio-tech clients. My priority is to ensure each one of my projects reflects my clients culture and market, adapts to their current and future needs and inspires their employees' and customers' creativity. By adopting clients' goals and applying strong project management skills and tools, I maximize my clients' opportunities appropriate to each project. My experience includes business development, contract negotiation, documentation quality assurance, managing Cities and consultants.
I have worked for the client by providing services for them such as strategic planning, specifically in technology department. Overseeing the development of all department strategic goal plans and managing/ developing department staff to create these plans. Overseeing management's staff report and providing opportunity for professional development. Evaluate, select and oversee the contract services to manage the ongoing projects. Prepare proposals and client interaction for upcoming projects.
While on the client side, I was responsible for managing engineering operations for most project activities throughout the US. My responsibilities included planning and implementation of strategic space planning, overseeing preparation of capital expenditure projects. managed and reviewed the projects base of design, project plan, and construction documentation package. Developed strategies to manage the organizations operation with establishing goals, objective and missions. Developed, executed and managed annual budget utilizing the company guidance and sales forecast.
I have significant basis of knowledge regarding Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Microelectronics facilities up to class 10 clean room , Bulk Chemical, and GMP Production Plants. My expertise comprise of FDA validated facilities designed for BSL 1, 2 and 3 infectious agents, DEA controlled substances, highly potent and toxic compounds and other drug/device delivery technologies.
I am currently seeking a position that my experience will create a positive contribution to a profiting business. To further acquaint you with my background I have enclosed my resume which includes a detailed list of projects in which I have been an integral participant.
I look forward to meeting with you and discussing my qualifications in more detail. I appreciate your time and consideration.
Stephania Armani, Ph.D.
To participate and be an integral part of a company that allows me to utilize my leadership skills. To be able to evaluate operational requirements and implement strategies that increase companys productivity, enhance quality and improve cost efficiency.
WARE MALCOMB ARCHITECTS, Irvine, CA
February 2008 to April 2010
Director of Technology
Directing the technology department for pharmaceutical/ microelectronic/ biotech projects including Business Development, Client Maintenance Relationship, Office Management, Staffing, Evaluation, Training and Mentoring, Contracts Documents agreements and Consultant Contracts, Project Management and Procedures in addition to design and planning of projects thru schematic phase of project, Overseeing Projects thru DD, CD and Permitting Process, City Interaction and Construction Administration. Develop strategies to manage departments operation with establishing goals, objectives and missions. Ensuring alignment of consulting services with overall goal of the company. Passion for customer service, strong leadership capabilities and management skills, excellent planning and organization skills including ability to organize own projects and concurrently monitor direct and indirect reports tasks/ assignments.
WATSON PHARMACEUTICAL, Corona, CA
June 2002 to January 2008
Associate Director of Corporate Facilities Engineering
Manages and oversees, in conjunction with Engineering Operations all facilities project activity for Corporate. Direct and implement strategic and tactical space planning and move management. Responsible for multi-year strategic space plan to facilitate the appropriate lease, acquisition and expansion of real estate to support the growth of overall company. Develop, execute and mange annual budget utilizing the company guidance and sales forecast. Oversee the development of all department strategic staffing plans. Includes managing and developing department staff responsible for creating these plans. Provide structure and advice to operating units and establish effective communication throughout organization. Overseeing Preparation of Capital Expenditure Projects (CER), Coordination and Review of RPF for various types of projects, Review of Bid Packages and the Selection of Bidders for all the active sites. Manage and Review Base of Design (BOD), Project Plan, and Construction Documentation Package. Oversee the Facilities Construction, Client Interface, Consultant/Customer Coordination and Supervising the Completion of Commissioning and Qualification/Validation of projects. Directing activities of staff and their coordination with other departments including IT, Qualification, Security and EHS during all phases of projects. (Projects located in United States, China and Sweden)
HMC ARCHITECTS, Ontario, CA
March 1999 May 2002
Sr. Project Manager/ Project Designer
Preparation, Budget and Schedule Set-up, City and Client Interface, Preparation of Space Planning, Design Development, Construction Document and Specification Preparation.
DOWLER -GRUMAN ARCHITECTS, Mountain View, CA
February 1997 - February 1999
Project Manager/ Project Leader
Proposal Preparation, Budget and Schedule Set-up, City and Client Interfacing, Space Planning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents Coordination, Specification Preparation & Site Observation.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CORPORATION, San Jose, CA
September 1994 - January 1997
Project Leader/ Project Designer
City and Client Interfacing, Programming, Design Development, Construction Documents, Site Observation and Project coordinator.
EHRLICH-ROMINGER ARCHITECTS, Los Altos, CA
April 1989 - August 1994
Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Interior Design and CADD.
KLAUS PETER NENTWIG AND ASSOCIATES, Chattanooga, TN
June 1985 - March 1989
Planning, schematic design, design development and Construction Documents & Specification,.
Ph.D. in Architecture from Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan, Italy
September 1977 - December 1984
La citta e segni Published 1984 in Milan, Italy
Subject: Museum of Polytechnic Art in Milan
ISPE- LA Chapter and SD Chapter.
SoCalBio- Orange County/ Los Angeles
Available upon request.