Investigation Committee Member

Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
November 23, 2015
Closing Date:
Open until filled
2-Year Term


The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Investigation Committee is an Independent Statutory Committee created by the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c.116, s. 30 (the “Act”). The Investigation Committee investigates alleged breaches of the Act, bylaws, and Code of Ethics by members and licensees of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

All qualified candidates will be considered. In particular, the Investigation Committee is interested in recruiting members with the following expertise:

  • Sewerage/Wastewater Engineer, and
  • Geotechnical Engineer or Geohazard Engineer.

Reporting Structure

Committee members report to the Chair of the Investigation Committee and to Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Duties and Expectations

  • Attendance in-person or by teleconference is required for investigation meetings.
  • Pursuant to its powers under section 30(4) of the Act, the Investigation Committee may appoint a subcommittee to review the available information and report back to the Committee in writing with respect to an appropriate disposition. Investigation Committee members will be required to participate on subcommittees where the subject matter is an area of engineering in which they can provide technical expertise. As a member of the subcommittee you will investigate the complaint further and prepare a report on your findings and recommendations to the Investigation Committee.
  • Investigation Committee members are required to review file materials which can be voluminous in advance of each meeting so that they may participate in the constructive discussion and vote on motions to investigate a complaint, manage ongoing investigations and decide on the appropriate disposition after investigation.

Skills and Qualifications

The successful candidate must:

  • Be a registered member of the appropriate discipline in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  • Exercise good judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Have the ability to protect confidential materials.
  • Have both verbal and written communication skills—writing clearly, succinctly and understandably, and have the ability to conduct interviews.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills—anticipating, analyzing and diagnosing problems, and
  • Work effectively and productively with others.

Term of Office

  • Appointments are 2 years normally, renewable twice unless otherwise extended by Council.

Average Time Commitment

  • Normally the Committee meets 10–12 times per year.
  • Each meeting is approximately 2 hours in length, and
  • Meetings are held at Engineers and Geoscientists BC and lunch is provided.

Measures of Success

The successful Investigation Committee volunteer will be engaged in the issues raised by the complaints and investigations and provide clear analysis to other Committee members within the realm of the volunteer’s experience.


  • Opportunity to advance the profession by sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • Consider and discuss interesting ethical and practical concerns arising from the complaint and investigation files.
  • Learn about new areas of engineering and geoscience.
  • Socialize and make new connections with other volunteer members.
  • Authorized travel expenses.
  • Earn credits for CPD and Engineers and Geoscientists BCservice awards, and
  • Volunteer appreciation.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that values and respects diversity, 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 .