Nomination Application Process and Information
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is seeking qualified candidates with diverse experience, skills, and expertise to stand for election to the Board (previously Council). We are seeking Board member candidates with a blend of competencies, including:
- Financial literacy;
- Risk management;
- Human resources;
- Regulatory understanding;
- Governance; and
- Technical proficiency.
Please note that it is not necessary to have experience in each area. As part of its merit-based selection process, the Nomination Committee
conducts a gap analysis to identify the skills and experience of continuing Board members and the complementary skills and experience that future Board members could add to provide a balanced and well-rounded oversight body.
Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to review the Board Terms of Reference and the Position Description and Role Profile, which outline the Board’s role and responsibilities, key expectations, as well as desired attributes, experience and skills:
Board Terms of Reference Position Description and Role Profile
- You must be a practising, non-practising, or retired professional engineer (P.Eng.), professional geoscientist (P.Geo.) or limited licensee (P.L.Eng. or P.L.Geo.), in good standing and registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Board members are elected for a 3-year term.
Service on the Board requires a significant time commitment. Board members should expect to spend a minimum of 100 hours per year on mandatory activities, plus preparation time for meetings (approximately 50 hours per year). Engineers and Geoscientists BC acknowledges the time Board members dedicate to their service. We now recognize this commitment through a remuneration policy for Board members. Additionally, Board members receive full reimbursement for their travel costs associated with meetings.
Board meetings and Board sub-committee meetings are held in the Lower Mainland. Although some sub-committee meetings may have a virtual attendance option, travel time to attend meetings should be considered. Board members are also encouraged to participate in other Board activities and may do so based on their availability. There are five full-day Board meetings per year. Tentative Board meeting dates for the 2023/2024 Board year are:
- October 28, 2023
- November 17, 2023
- February 16, 2024
- April 19, 2024
- June 21, 2024
- September 20, 2024
In addition to Board meetings, Board members are required to attend:
- An orientation session and governance training (one day)
- 3–4 workshops (half-day or full-day prior to select Board meetings)
- One 2-day planning session
- 4–6 sub-committee meetings (usually 2 hours in length)
- The annual general meeting (one day)
Meetings are held during business hours and Board members are reimbursed for all travel costs to attend. Candidates should confirm with their employers that they can take time away from the office to undertake these duties, as attendance at these meetings is mandatory.
Prospective candidates may indicate their interest by completing an online Prospective Nominee Form which is due by 5:00 PM on March 13, 2023. The online form is administered by a third-party, Watson Advisors. You will be asked to create a user account with an email address and password to begin your application. It is recommended that you set aside 60 minutes to complete the form and have the following information at hand:
- Volunteer or employment background with Engineers and Geoscientists BC
- Volunteer service with other professional, community, or civic organizations
- Expression of interest (~250 words)
- Description of your experience in the listed skills and competencies (~100 words per skill/competency)
- Disclosure of duty, interest, or circumstances that might conflict or impact duty to Engineers and Geoscientists BC
- Names of 3 references, their email, phone number, and the nature of your relationship with each of them
- Your current CV/Resume (PDF)
To understand what information is required, you may preview the full form
that you will be completing.
If you are interested in being considered by the Nomination Committee
, but are unable to submit your application before the deadline, please contact Ros Seibert, Senior Policy and Governance Analyst, at [email protected]
. The Nomination Committee reserves the right to extend the call for nominations.
|Monday, March 13, 2023
||Deadline to submit Prospective Nomitee Form (by 5:00pm PST)
|By Tuesday, April 30, 2023
||Prospective nominees shortlisted by Nomination Committee
|May 11 & 12, 2023
||Candidate Interviews conducted by Nomination Committee Panel
|By Friday, May 31, 2023
||Final candidates for election confirmed by Nomination Committee
|By Friday, June 30, 2023
||List of candidates published
*Dates subject to change
For questions or additional information about the Board nomination and election process, contact Ros Seibert, Senior Policy and Governance Analyst, at [email protected].
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