Municipal Engineers Division

About

The Municipal Engineers Division promotes and encourages leadership in the delivery of municipal engineering services.

The Municipal Engineering Division is a long-standing division of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, originally formed in 1943. It is a public-service-oriented organization of professional engineers that provides a valuable forum for professional engineers and those with an interest in municipal engineering to meet, exchange ideas, debate issues, and be a catalyst for improvement, innovation, sustainability, and change in municipal engineering. Typical programs organized by us include:

  • Technical seminars on municipal engineering and local government issues;
  • Networking events and resources on relevant issues;
  • Development of common standards such as the Master Municipal Construction Documents; and
  • Involvement in the academic community to promote careers in municipal engineering.

The Municipal Engineers Division allows you to enhance your knowledge, expand your skills, foster networking, and help create a common voice to influence positive change in the public sector municipal engineering industry.

Learn how to Become a Member of the Municipal Engineers Division
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Current Division Executive

Listed below are the names, employers, and positions for the current Division Executive.

Position Name Employer
Chair Robert Hicks, P.Eng. City of Vancouver
Vice Chair Jeff Miller, P.Eng. Municipality of North Cowichan
Past Chair Jude Pillainayagam, P.Eng. City of Coquitlam
Treasurer Phillip Chow, P.Eng., FEC City of Port Moody
Secretary Gloria Kwong, P.Eng. City of Burnaby
Member at Large Megan Pate, P.Eng. City of Vancouver
Member at Large Jesse Neufeld, P.Eng. City of Victoria
Member at Large Jeff Bernardy, P.L.Eng. City of Williams Lake

Become a Member

Both registrants and non-registrants of Engineers and Geoscientists BC with an interest in the municipal engineering field are welcome to join the Municipal Engineers Division.

Membership Fees:

What Amount
Division Members: Professional registrants (P.Eng., P.Geo., P.L.Eng., P.L.Geo.) of Engineers and Geoscientists BC who are employed in a BC municipality, regional district or board, municipal regional body or First Nation. Free (for 2023 only, typically $26.25)
Division Associate Members (Professionals): Professional registrants (P.Eng., P.Geo., P.L.Eng., P.L.Geo.) of Engineers and Geoscientists BC who are not employed in a BC municipality, regional district or board, or municipal regional body (e.g., those employed in provincial or federal government positions).  Free (for 2023 only, typically $26.25)
Division Associate Members (Other): Engineers and Geoscientists BC trainees (EIT, GIT), students, and applicants with an interest in municipal engineering. Free (for 2023 only, typically $10.50)
Division Affiliate Members: Registrants of another professional body outside of Engineers and Geoscientists BC with an interest in municipal engineering. Free (for 2023 only, typically $26.25)

Only division members may vote or hold executive positions. All members receive discounts on division-sponsored events.

How to Register:

To register, please visit Municipal Engineers Division Registration (you will be prompted to login with your 6-digit user ID and password).

Non-registrants of Engineers and Geoscientists BC can create a new non-registrant account.

Events

The Municipal Engineers Division hosts several events and tours throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
TBD No upcoming events

Previous Events

Date Event
November 17, 2022 MMCD-Municipal Engineers Division AGMs and Workshops
October 12, 2022 Municipal Engineering Stream at Engineers and Geoscientists BC 2022 Annual Conference
  • Infiltration and Inflow in 2022: A Brave New World
  • Maintenance of Traffic: Innovation and Efficiency in High Density Areas

Recorded Webinars Available in the Knowledge Centre

Date of Live Event Webinar Title
November 16, 2021 Webinar: Meeting Municipal Climate Targets – Valuing Collaboration
October 12, 2021 Webinar: Social Procurement in Municipal Construction
September 28, 2021 Webinar: BC Carbon Calculator for Trenchless Works
September 7, 2021 Webinar: Digging Safely Near Pipelines – Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility
July 13, 2021 Webinar: How to Achieve Continuous Improvement through Benchmarking – Canada's First National Transportation Benchmarking Initiative
June 22, 2021 Webinar: District of Saanich Residential Default Speed Limit Reduction Pilot Project
May 27, 2021 Webinar: Regulation of Firms for Local Governments

Resources

Awards

The Municipal Engineers Division sponsors multiple awards each year for civil engineering students that show an interest in the field of municipal engineering, excel scholastically, and participate in on-campus activities and organizations. Current awards are presented by the University of British Columbia in both their Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, as well as to the University of Victoria.

Partners

We would like to acknowledge our partners and sponsors who often collaborate on the events we deliver:

Association of Consulting Engineering Companies BC Association of Consulting Engineering Companies BC
 

Master Municipal Construction Documents Master Municipal Construction Documents

Asset Management BC Asset Management BC

Contact

Please contact us at: [email protected]