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John Pavek

Burlington, NJ, USA

Burlington, NJ 08016 | (609) 502-8203 | | LinkedIn:

Project Manager & GIS Technologies Subject Matter Expert

Smart, accountable, punctual, enthusiastic and consistent team leader with ability to work autonomously using excellent judgment proactively adept at delivering complex initiatives with high impact. Engages with clients and stakeholders by applying a focused command of project management knowledge, business acumen and geospatial technology. Exceptional client service skills that exceed performance targets. Prepared for leadership role with many years’ managerial success.

 Technical consultant to managers and project participants practiced in coordination of end-to-end project activities.
 Develops, demonstrates and implement solutions to facilitate excellent customer experience and improve performance.
 Serve as an integral contributor to innovation while establishing high quality standards as the primary point of contact. Providing the necessary support indentifying risks with the excellent ability to solve problems.
 Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills that bridge communication gaps, boost transparency and instill trust.

Core Proficiencies
Project Planning | Geospatial Applications | Portfolio Management | Cross-Functional Team Management | Risk Management
Project Management | Change Management | Task Management | Ability To Multi-Task | Project Coordination | Adaptation
Verbal Communications Skill | Product Management | Presentation Skills | Interpersonal Communication Skills/EQ


SENIOR GIS SPECIALIST | Kaizen Technologies, Iselin, NJ | 1/2020 to Present
 Examine GIS operations and recommend possible improvements.
 Deliver GIS products to contracted client's customers at a senior level in their daily operations.
 Examine issues as related to customer interfaces and have recommended at minimum 8 major enhancements.
 Recommend operational improvements for future operations for contracted clients.
 Used both ArcGIS 10.X and ArcGIS Pro to publish mapservices for client use.
OWNER / PROJECT MANAGER / GIS TECHNICIAN | Spatial Design Consulting, Burlington, NJ | 8/2019 to 1/2020
 Deliver operational leadership and project management via self-directed entrepreneurship as a project team member.
 Pioneered the launch of this consulting firm dedicated to GIS operations and project implementation.

 Managed a variety of complex projects in a highly dynamic environment, coordinating cross functional teams, in the achievement of objectives to support business operations and ensure accuracy. Used Waterfall techniques to manage projects but used Agile and Lean methodologies occasionally.
 Maintained accountability until completion for defining the RFPs, project plan, project scope, schedule, specification, and budget aligned with the unique needs of each initiative, with the authority to allocate staff and budget resources.
 Worked closely in an environment of collaboration with IT divisions, as well as vendors/contractors, providing services encompassing database work, operations, technical support, property management, construction and engineering.
 Developed broad and deep expertise in the company’s electric and gas distribution connectivity model.
 Partnered with clients to navigate each project through the Product Development Life Cycle; assumed a hands-on role in managing the application through such items as writing specifications/requirements, implementation, metrics, governance, compliance, technical documentation, status reports, deployment plans and maintenance.
Key Success:
 Fulfilled a critical role as the GIS Lead leading up to a reorganization and new title as of March 2019.
 Serving as a project manager, led a major GIS upgrade, working with Schneider Electric as the lead vendor and two subcontractors; non-mobile and mobile applications; achieved milestones/deliverables on-time and within budget.

OWNER / PROJECT MANAGER / GIS TECHNICIAN | Spatial Design Consulting, Burlington, NJ | 2/2013 to 11/2013
 Deliver operational leadership and project management via self-directed entrepreneurship as a project team member.
 Pioneered the launch of this consulting firm dedicated to GIS operations and project implementation.

Wall, NJ | 6/2007 to 2/2013
 Served as GIS subject matter expert in the planning/management of GIS vision, project scopes, policies, schedule, and budget providing quality deliverables on time/budget. Lead at minimum 60 quality presentations to audiences.
 Planned and executed complex GIS projects coordinating multiple departments and agencies facilitating them to collaborate. Worked with Drafting Department in support and transition of their CAD operations.
 Directed a team up to six professionals while formulating GIS budgets, with individual project budgets of as high as $3.5M.
 Directed all GPS (Global Positioning Systems) activities including collection standards, equipment inventory, etc.
 Applied basic skillsets in many programming languages to build business applications aligned with end-user needs.
Key Successes:
 Recognized with a Customer Appreciation Award from Schneider Electric in 2012.
 Credited with introducing a series of process improvements and written communication that sparked substantial gains in operational efficiency and responsiveness, especially with respect to field crews and their safety.
 Defined new GIS procedures to take advantage of new and existing ArcGIS/ArcGIS Servers capabilities and digital media; these included the creation of various multimedia GIS learning solutions. Used standard software development and software releases protocols.


GIS Manager, T&M Associates, Middletown, NJ - assisted GIS/SPS services pre-sales, sales and revenue recognition.
Master of Arts Degree in Geography, Professional Planning (GIS Specialization)
State University of New York at Binghamton
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography, Pre-Professional Planning, Minor in Environmental Studies
State University of New York at Geneseo
GISP Certification
Certified AWS Cloud Practitioner
Agile Scrum Master Certification
National Member, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
Large Body of LinkedIn Courses (Agile methods, ArcGIS Products, Ms Project, Ms Excel, Ms Word & Python badges)


ESRI/Non-ESRI Programs
ArcGIS Software Pro & Enterprise (all versions (ArcView, Standard and Advanced), ArcGIS industry specific products, ArcGIS Online, ArcExplorer, ArcIMS, Web Application Builder, ArcSDE, Pathfinder Office/Terrasync, Remote Sensing Software
General Applications
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Adobe, Visio, Project Management Software (HPPM, MS Project, etc.), Autodesk Autocad, CAD, Intergraph, Visual Studio, SAP, XI, Windows Server, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat
Database Programs
Dbase, Info, Oracle, Sybase, SQL, PostgreSQL
Programming/Scripting Languages(competent to beginner-almost intermediate level)
Visual Basic/ VBA, SML, Python, .NET, Javascript

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