Sustainability Advisory Group Member
May 13, 2021
Open Until Filled
The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Sustainability Advisory Group is responsible for identifying, promoting, and facilitating sustainability in the practice of engineering and geoscience. Sustainability is the concept of utilizing physical, natural, and social resources to meet our needs and aspirations without compromising the well-being of ecosystems and future generations.
The advisory group reports directly to the Director, Professional Practice, Standards and Development.
Sustainability Advisory Group members get opportunities to engage and contribute in:
- Developing, preparing, maintaining, and providing input on guidelines, policies, and legislation for use by Engineers and Geoscientists BC (the “organization”) and its registrants which promote and enable sustainability;
- Responding to issues that are brought up by registrants and providing guidance for issues when an organization position is required;
- Identifying and making recommendations on transgenerational issues with respect to future work plans of the organization;
- Raising awareness and fostering knowledge and understanding of sustainability principles with registrants and the public;
- Identifying initiatives with key messages that warrant broad based communication to the public, registrants, and other BC associations or collaborative work with Engineers Canada or Geoscientists Canada;
- Actively engaging with other Engineers and Geoscientists BC Advisory Groups in areas of common interest that advance the practice of engineering and geoscience;
- Assisting the organization with the development of continuing education events related to sustainability; and
- Reviewing submissions and selecting winners for the organization’s annual Sustainability Awards.
- Registrant in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
- Membership is best suited to actively practising professionals familiar with the opportunities and challenges of sustainability and incorporating sustainable practice in professional engineering and geoscience.
- Appointments are 2 years in length, renewable twice for a maximum of 6 consecutive years, unless otherwise extended by the Director, Professional Practice, Standards and Development.
- Approximately 6 2-hour meetings per year requiring about 1 hour preparation per meeting.
- Meetings typically occur once every 6–8 weeks on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 PM–5:00 PM (meetings are usually suspended in August) and are held either virtually or at the Engineers and Geoscientists BC office in Burnaby (if permitted under health guidelines)
- In addition, advisory group members will be asked to volunteer for subgroups to work on guidelines, awards, and other projects as required. This would add approximately one additional hour per month.
- Opportunity to advance the profession by sharing your knowledge and experience;
- Acquire new knowledge and expand your business network;
- Contribute to your continued 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.