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Manager Civil Engineering

Orlando, FL
May 17, 2020

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Kaushal Jha, P. Eng. M. Eng. PMP® CSM®

Email:; 1-587-***-**** (mobile); 1-281-***-**** (home) LinkedIn:

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Over 20 years of progressive experience in implementing Digital Transformation technologies, enterprise GIS systems, complex IT and engineering projects in energy, environment and infrastructure industries, Specializing in roles of Analyst, Lead, Project Manager/Scrum Master and Consultant level and recognized for passion towards problem-solving, client devotion and cross-functional leadership. Looking forward to joining a dynamic organization that focus on Energy, Environment, or Infrastructure industries.


● Business requirement analysis and solution (Digital transformation focused)

● Project planning and management

● Agile Scrum framework

● Management of complex digital (location analytics focused) project

● Design and management of spatial and non-spatial database Technologies

Project Management: MS Office suites, Azure Dev Ops, Team Foundation Server Programming Skills: Python, R, C, Unix shell script GIS/Mapping/Geomatics: ArcGIS Desktop & Server, ArcGIS online and portal, ExxonMobil custom built apps, AutoCAD, Erdas Imagine

Analytics: Exposure to software solution Arena, Analytics data Modelling Database: SQL, MS Access, Oracle, Synapse, Cosmos DB BI tools: Tableau, Power BI, JMP, SEEQ

Professional Experience

Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil (Worley secondee) 2009 – Present Digital Business Lead Analyst/Scrum Master 2017 - present As a core team member of the Upstream Digital Accelerator group in Imperial Oil, I have collected number of high value business use cases on Digital Foundation, Production Optimization, Reliability Improvement, Maintenance and operations effectiveness, and together with other key members solutioned (incubation and execution) using the big data cloud computing, advanced analytics, computer vision, IOT, Digital Twin. Some of the key points of my works are mentioned as below

● Implementing MS Azure Data Lake for unstructured, structured and time series data across plant, mine, and maintenance systems to enable self-serve analytics

● Developing and executing test plans and test cases to make sure that the modules built as part of the complete deliverables are of high quality

● Leading project through gated process to phased releases by prioritizing work with the business owners

● Facilitating user stories/scopes with the development team using the ceremonies of the Scrum Agile framework

● Co-ordinating with the IT developers to translate stakeholders’ requirements into IT solutions to ingest, curate and analyze various spatial and non-spatial high frequency data sources

● Working closely with the release manager for optimal resourcing and budgeting for the pilots in hand

● Authored risk assessment associated with the Data Lake implementation in the company as per ExxonMobil risk assessment guidelines

● Implementing Kearl Block Model Advanced Analytics data ingestion, modeling, and ML model migration in Azure Data Lake for bitumen recovery optimization

● Building 3D Digital twin of the Kearl plant and mine sites using cloud based Veerum platform as a single source of truth for reduced site visit, progress verification and quick decision making Kaushal Jha

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Principal Consultant/Technical Project Manager 2017 - 2020 Syncrude / Kearl Mine Survey System

● Provided end to end solution to Syncrude Canada for the system upgrade from existing Intergraph based Geospatial System to ESRI based Enterprise System and implemented new functionality based on the client need.

● Designed and optimized the workflow process to automate the business life cycle from request to final delivery of data publication of the custom-built web app

● Planned and successfully executed the product release including cutover plan for Go Live including User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

● Saved nearly 20% of the anticipated cost of project by optimizing the vendor engagement, utilizing the in-house development capabilities, and improving the process workflow

● Trained and mentored over 200 users from Syncrude operations to use system Team Lead (GIS) 2009 - 2017

● Led multi-disciplinary team, involving geospatial engineers, geomatics specialist, pipeline designers, and GIS developers, to provide custom built GIS solutions to the various business groups in the organization and the regulators

● Developed real-time information web map to the Incident Response team during the 2016 Fort McMurray fires

● Prepared and supported geospatial reports to comply with annual regulatory submissions related to Conservation and Reclamation, Mine Reclamation Plan, Tailings plans, Geotechnical earth structures performance reports

● Implemented ArcFM model for building fibre optic network, water/wastewater network on the plant site.

● Established new geospatial data and mapping standard, roadmap, and the sustainment plan for Imperial Upstream GIS operations.

● Spearheaded the Remote Sensing Program Management for the Kearl and Syncrude Oil Sands project for change detection, oil spill reporting, reclamation activities and a digital twin 3D model.

● Initiated planning and implementation of ESRI system on the azure cloud environment and data service from the Azure Data Lake to enable spatiotemporal use cases in the company

● Successfully introduced and implemented new technology solutions to improve the efficiency in the engineering operations and decision making by the managers at office and in the field

● Implemented ESRI collector app on mobile devices, collected geospatial information and integrated with other information management systems for Environment & Safety, Reclamation monitoring, corehole location management, pipeline right of way and field surveillance. Pictometry International

Project Manager 2008 – 2009

● Provided end to end solution to a Defense organization in Middle East with the custom built Pictometry Oblique photogrammetry products

● Lead technical advisor for Geospatial Information Systems, consulting on complicated and technical business problems

● Successfully managed a project team of 15 professionals to build and deliver Pictometry products to the various clients

● Provided the Training & worked towards professional Development of the project team Fugro Maps / Maps geosystems

Remote Sensing Head 2005 – 2008

● Set up department of 12 geomatics specialists and prioritized various satellite data projects

● Built the tool using GIS technology to accurately and efficiently do the census mapping of housing in Ethiopia and trained the government representative to use it

● Performed scope planning, project scheduling, cost management, resource allocation and levelling as functional manager in a matrix organization, to successfully complete major geospatial projects within time and budget Senior Image Analyst 2000 – 2005

● Subject Matter Expert for ESRI Image Server Product development which involved but not limited to algorithm development, building test plan and test cases, demonstrating training to the internal and external business users

● Successfully completed large and medium scale photogrammetric mapping projects of varying complexity covering Europe, Middle East, Africa regions

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Assistant Manager 1998 – 2000

● Planned and implemented Denmark Infrastructure development GIS solutions by large scale Digital Ortho mapping for expansion of Rail transport system in Denmark

● Customized in-house built software (Dangraf) for the various projects

● Built algorithm to generate highly accurate Digital Terrain Model for various types of terrain across the globe

● LiDAR data mapping and analysis for transmission cable sagging measurement due to ice deposition Education and Professional Development

Master’s in Engineering (Civil engineering. – Geomatics): Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India – 1998 Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) – Alberta Professional Engineer and Geoscientists Association (APEGA) Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) – PMI, USA – 2007 Certified Scrum Master (CSM®) – Scrum Alliance, USA – 2020 MicroMasters (Business Analytics) – Georgia Tech University, USA – 2019 Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Fundamental – Microsoft, USA - 2020 ESRI ArcGIS certifications – ArcGIS Desktop, Enterprise GIS system, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online and Portal, ArcGIS Pro – 2004 to 2017

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