Christopher Tonkin


GIS Geomatics Specialist


Results-oriented senior GISGeomatics professional with complimentary GPS (Mapping Grade and Handheld) and GIS skillset that can add robust technical value to your project or business goals. Recognized for uniqueness in streamlined project delivery excellence, along with a reputation for easily building rapport and engagement internally and externally to achieve goals at levels.
✓ Extensive experience in the coordinated, enterprise first, implementing Geomatics Standards, GIS systems, GPS Data collection systems in different hands-on positions and environments.
✓ Inspired and led Geomatics Teams in a Goal Zero HSSE Environment in a megaproject construction environment.
✓ Successful Geomatics and Spatial Data Project Management experience in varied sectors and jurisdictions.
✓ Proficient with ArcGIS 10.2 tools and extensions, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS 3d Analyst, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, ArcGIS Survey Analyst, BM Geographic Calculator, FME , Global Energy Mapper, AutoCadGIS data migration.
✓ Developed and used Remote Sensing (LIDAR,Satellite Imagery) Tabletop planning sessions to realise Project savings of 500k and reduce HSSE Exposure.
✓ Demonstrated adherence to HSSE Standards and workplace safety.
✓ Skilled at developing and producing high quality cartographic display maps and presentations.
✓ Skilled in the operation of hand held and mapping grade GPS systems.
✓ Skilled at Cadastral/Control/Geodetic/Construction/Topo/Site Layout/Asbuilt Surveys
✓ Reputation for positive and enthusiastic leadership, attitude, and communication that easily engages teams to achieve goals and increase efficiency through teamwork and collaboration.
✓ Excels at training and mentoring other users by simplifying the complex.
✓ Voluntary contributor to compiling the First Nations Traditional Land Use Atlas NE Alberta.
GISGeomatics Specialist
Provide all GIS services to a team of Environmental Professionals engaged in Energy site assessment and reclamation and remediation.
Geo-Information Analyst 2014 – 2015
Advised and supported two Emerging Assets Teams to Access, Visualise and Analyse Geo-Information. Populated and maintained Urban Planning Data Models(SDE) with data received from Survey operations to insure an accurate and current database of all Planned and As-Built facilities, used siting and NTR constraints analysis through design to as-built phases.
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 Ensured daily maintenance of geo-spatial databases related to NE BC and NW Alberta.
 Collaborated with Project Teams in delivery of wells and facilities.
 Produced all cartographic products for utilization by Project Teams in a dynamic planning environment
 Contributed to enterprise GIS goals by maintain Corporate Enterprise GIS standards.
 Trained, mentored, and supported GIS users in Project teams to ensure efficient workflows.
 Communicated with Project Leads with respect to developing GIS products and processes that fully supported and met the broader team goals.
Operations Surveyor 2011 – 2014
Onsite and Offsite geomatics support to engineering team in exploration drilling programs, Winter Drilling Project (120 Well Pads and Access) ensuring timely and cost effective topographical field services. Reviewed engineering and site survey projects SOW. Selected, managed and supervised survey contractor activities, approved proposals, supervised operations, QC, and final results.
 Planned 120 well pad locations and access roads network maps using ArcGIS tools for regulatory submittals and approvals.
 During Drilling season attended onsite to ensure HSSE Compliance and support of Geomatics Contractors and problem solve timing issues related to well pad delivery to construction team.
 Effective liaison with construction and operations staff in a dynamic mega project environment.
 Planned and executed day to day survey operations and capture data to ingest within drilling project management and control software dashboard for project consumption.
 Monitored costs and contractor timesheets to maintain accuracy and efficiency.
 Reduced HSSE Exposure and cost ($0.5M) with LIDAR based scouting tabletop sessions.
ExcavationGIS Coordinator
Key Contributor to Engineering and construction at Shell Albian Sands construction and expansion.
 Surveyed, compiled and issued all Excavation Authorizations ensuring correct infrastructure ID.
 Drive safety performance during excavation by detailing and enforcing excavation construction compliance practices with Site standards and procedures.
 Monitored contractor Geomatics teams engaged in Civil Engineering and mining surveys in an oilsands mine/plant environment and interfaced with multiple projects teams for execution of engineering and tailings projects to ensure safe, timely and cost effective geomatics delivery.
 Used ArcGIS cartographic quality mapping GPS to record and logically organize disturbance areas, drive coordinated site management planning and comply with regulatory reporting.
 Trained field staff in handheld GPS to record road hazard features, clearance areas and hydrological setbacks for forestry activity.
OTHER GEOMATICS Various Civil Engineering Technician/GIS Specialist Roles 1990-2007
Diploma St Clair College Chatham Ontario Autocad 1 and 2
Shell HSSE Leadership Incident Command System 100,200,300 Shell America Response Team Emergency Response, Planning Section Display Processor(2) First Aid, H2S Alive, Proactive Driver Training, Bear Awareness Onshore Wells Worksite Expectations Advanced Pipe and Cable Locating Seminar Shell Spatial Analyst for Petroleum/Making Better Maps/Intermediate GIS Concepts Shell Geodesy Training CBL SOU Shell Geomatics Conference 2006,2008,2015
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ESRI PUG Houston: 2006 Presenter, 2015 Attendee GE Smallworld GIS Analysis of Logical and Physical Work Processes FME GIS Feature Manipulation Seminars in LIDAR and UAV Remote Sensing Seminars
Professional Memberships: Geographic Information Technology Association (GITA) Canadian Institute of Geomatics

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