Climate Change Advisory Group (CCAG) Member

Location:
Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
November 29, 2022
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Status:
3-Year Term


Purpose

The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Climate Change Advisory Group is responsible for providing advice to the organization on relevant matters related to climate change-related issues in BC.

Reporting Structure

The members of the Advisory Group are appointed by the Director, Professional Practice, Standards and Development (PPSD). The Advisory Group reports directly to the Director, PPSD.

Duties and Expectations

CCAG members will contribute to CCAG’s main functions, which are:

  • Through information gathering and discussions, the CCAG will develop and recommend key messages to registrants, government, and communities on the subject of climate change for PPSD’s consideration.
  • Based on input from registrants and the public, consider climate change matters that would be appropriate for government policy development or policy improvement and make recommendations to PPSD in respect thereof.
  • Review new or updated Engineers and Geoscientists BC Practice Guidelines, or Practice Guidelines/Best Practices related to climate change from other organizations and make recommendations to PPSD.
  • Assess the need for additional Engineers and Geoscientists BC Practice Guidelines related to climate change and make recommendations to Council.
  • Provide recommendations on the Continuing Education Program to enhance registrants’ knowledge on climate change topics.
  • Provide recommendations to PPSD on external correspondence/communications, requests for Engineers and Geoscientists BC support and/or participation in events/activities related to climate change.
  • Provide input to activities related to the implementation of Engineers and Geoscientists BC Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP).

Skills and Qualifications

  • Preference for those who are actively engaged in the climate change-related field.
  • A registrant in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  • CCAG members will be selected to fill expertise gaps in the current roster.
  • Note: Based on the gap in the existing composition of members, the group is seeking professional geoscientists (P.Geo.) and those working in consulting or industry with expertise in the decarbonization and renewable energy fields.

Term of Office

  • Committee term is 3 years, renewable twice for a maximum of 9 consecutive years unless otherwise extended by the Director, PPSD.

Average Time Commitment

  • CCAG members should expect a minimum time commitment of 6 2-hour meetings per year requiring approximately 1-hour preparation per meeting.
  • Meetings typically occur every 4–6 weeks (typically excluding summer months) and are held either virtually or at the Engineers and Geoscientists BC office in Burnaby (if permitted under health guidelines).
  • In addition, CCAG members are expected to volunteer for subgroups to work on special projects as required.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to advance the profession by sharing your knowledge and experience;
  • Acquire new skills and expand your business network;
  • Contribute to your professional competency; and
  • Volunteer recognition.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive and affirming environment that values and respects diversity of culture and identity, both within our organization and in our larger community.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Human Resources at .