Gandhar Wazalwar

Gandhar Wazalwar

Mobile:  +1-647-946-8238

Email:  [email protected]


Professional Profile
A dynamic professional with over 8 years of experience as GIS Specialist and a successful background in the project management, geospatial information systems analysis and development, data collection, needs analysis, software and database development, spearheading several high-profile projects in the USA.

Currently searching for next great opportunity in GIS analysis, project management or software development, after working in the USA for last 7 years moving to Canada as a permanent resident following the expiration of h1-b visa. Would be willing to relocate should a suitable position arise.

Areas of Expertise
·       GIS Design and Analysis
·       Spatial Analysis
·       Strong foundation of GIS concepts and best practices
·       Geospatial Data Collection, Conversion & Management
·       GIS Project Management
·       Training and Development
·       Client Relationship Management
·       Team Management and Leadership
·       Bulk Data Mining
·       Senior GIS Management and Decision making
·       GIS Applications Design, Development, Implementation and Testing
·       GPS Data Collection, field planning, post-processing and configuration

Master of Science
Civil Engineering, UTEP, USA
Bachelor Degree
Engineering, R.T.M. University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Technical Skills
·       GIS:  ESRI ArcGIS 9.1 through 10.4, ArcGIS Pro, ArcSDE, Google Earth, ArcGIS Explorer

·       Programming Languages:  VB.NET, C#.NET, VBA, Python, XAML

·       Software:  Primavera, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, TerraSync, ArcPad, GPS Pathfinder Office, Trimble Geomatics Office, MS Office suite, Office 365, Visual Studio 2008-2015, Microsoft Expression

·       Technology:  WPF, .Net development, WCF, Azure app services, Silverlight, ArcObjects, ArcGIS API for WPF/Silverlight, ArcGIS SDK for ArcGIS Explorer

·       DBMS:  SQL Server 2014, Microsoft Azure, MS Access

Career Summary
Sep 2016 – Sep 2017
GIS SPECIALIST – Self-Employed
·       Provided on-call project management, GIS analysis and development consulting service to client in USA, while working on improving my GIS, software development skills, training for PMP certification and processing my Canadian Permanent Resident visa.


Feb 2010 – Sep 2016
Frank X Spencer & Associates Inc., El Paso, Texas
·       Head of GIS department, following a series of promotions from GIS Analyst, Team Leader, Project Manager and GIS Director

·       Planned and designed the company’s GIS to enable internal and external mapping requirements

·       Worked closely with surveying and engineering departments to determine the information and tools required and how best to present it, compiling geographic data from a variety of sources

·       Performed Quality Control on the data and processes. Consulted with clients and end-users for needs assessment.

·       Prepared technical documentation for deliverable cartographic and data products

·       Utilized various datasets and designed map templates, add-ins for ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Explorer, delivering training to familiarise employees with their use

·       Maintained, updated and developed various datasets and SQL databases on a regular basis

·       Formulated data dictionaries for standardized data collection

·       Coordinated with the business development department to identify GIS prospects, conducting presentations with clients to generate new projects and recommend GIS for the region

·       Established a rapport with clients, conducting needs analysis to develop their GIS platform

·       Collaborated with Project Manager to determine project needs, including cost estimates methods for field data collection, survey duration and to maximise data accuracy

·       Managed and designed GIS projects for high profile clients including US Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Census Bureau, local government, energy, oil and gas companies

·       Educated and trained co-workers and new employees on GIS and it’s applications for our business and use of custom made software as well as ESRI GIS products.



·       Played a vital role in streamlining project management by designing and developing an enterprise level standalone software application for internal use

·       Demonstrated excellence in devising many GIS based add-ins and extensions to reduce processing time and increase process automation

·       Successfully added new revenue streams by offering new GIS deliverables for oil and gas clients

·       Received thanks, positive reviews and appreciation from client and subcontractors including BLM for the execution of Route Inventory project

·       Applied multi-disciplinary expertise to accomplish new projects such as “Sierra Blanca to Fabens Research Project” which included research and analysis of terrain, ground water, accessibility and ownership data

·       Overcame key challenges mapping complex land survey records, conflict detection, data resolution and improvement of elevation datasets to provide final solution with potential potable groundwater sources for local water utilities authority

·       Planned, introduced and implemented many innovative solutions to various projects for on time delivery and within budget

·       Successfully handled issues such as inter-departmental communication, technological training for employees, regional GIS awareness, improvement of data collection techniques and procedures for efficient delivery of final products

·       Consistently met project deadlines, received high reviews and promotions from employer as a result of dedication and sincere efforts resulting in improved business and streamlined workflows


Mar 2010 – Jul 2010
Jan 2008 – Dec 2010
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA (UTEP)
Projects included:

·       Development of GIS Based Fiber Optics Asset Management System for the City of El Paso

·       Technical and Training Support for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Pavement Management

·       Enhancements to the City of El Paso’s GIS-Based Infrastructure Management System


Aug 2007 – Dec 2007
·       Delivered classes, training students to use GPS, Total Station and dumpy levels, conducting lab sessions and marking examination sheets for the Engineering Measurements course


·       Engineer-in-Training (EIT) 43320, Texas Board of Professional Engineers


Language Proficiency
·       IELTS: (February 2017) Overall Score 8.0


References available on request
Visa Status: Canadian Permanent Resident (Landing in Toronto on October 9th)


  • .NET
  • ArcGIS
  • ArcObjects
  • Database Development
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • GIS
  • GPS
  • Land Surveying
  • Software Development
  • SQL Server
  • VB.NET
  • WCF development
  • WPF Development
  • Updated 4 years ago

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