Municipal Engineers Division


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 Jude Pillainayagam, P.Eng. City of Coquitlam
Vice Chair Robert Hicks, P.Eng. City of Vancouver
Past Chair Amer Nawaz, P.Eng. Metro Vancouver
Treasurer Phillip Chow, P.Eng., FEC City of Port Moody
Secretary Harley Machielse, P.Eng. District of Saanich
Member at Large Matthew Holm, P.Eng. City of North Vancouver
Member at Large Chalys Joseph, P.Eng., LEED AP ND City of Vancouver

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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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.


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

Upcoming Events

Date Event
TBD No upcoming events

Previous Events

Access copies of presentation materials, photos, and other event-related information by viewing the previous events listed below.

Date Event
November 26, 2021 MMCD-Municipal Engineers Division AGM and Workshops
November 16, 2021 Webinar: Meeting Municipal Climate Targets – Valuing Collaboration
October 27, 2021 Municipal Engineering Stream at Engineers and Geoscientists BC 2021 Annual Conference
  • Light Rail Transit - Safeguarding Against Pandemic
  • Design Guidelines for Drinking Water Systems in BC
October 12, 2021 Webinar: Social Procurement in Municipal Construction (Recording available)
September 28, 2021 Webinar: BC Carbon Calculator for Trenchless Works (Recording available)
September 7, 2021 Webinar: Digging Safely Near Pipelines – Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility (Recording available)
August 10, 2021 Webinar: Requirements of Blasting Near FortisBC Gas Pipelines
July 13, 2021 Webinar: How to Achieve Continuous Improvement through Benchmarking – Canada's First National Transportation Benchmarking Initiative (Recording available)
June 22, 2021 Webinar: Residential Default Speed Limit Reduction Pilot Project – District of Saanich (Recording avaiable)
May 27, 2021 Webinar: Regulation of Firms for Local Governments (Recording available)



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.


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


Please contact us at: [email protected]