Application Process and Information
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is seeking qualified candidates with diverse experience, skills, and expertise to stand for election to Council in the Fall of 2021. We are seeking 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 Councillors and the complementary skills and experience that future Councillors could add to provide a balanced and well-rounded oversight body.
The Nomination Committee will seek to nominate at least one more than the number of vacancies per position.
Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to review the Council Terms of Reference and the Position Descriptions and Role Profiles, which outline Council’s role and responsibilities, key expectations, as well as desired attributes, experience and skills.
Council Terms of Reference Position Description and Role Profiles
- You must be a practising, non-practising, or retired professional engineer (P.Eng.), professional geoscientist (P.Geo.) or limited licensee (Eng.L. or Geo.L.) in good standing
- Candidates for the office of President must have served on Council for at least one year (as of October 2021) or have equivalent experience, as determined by the Nomination Committee
The President is elected for a one-year term although the President will serve a subsequent year on Council as the Immediate Past President. Councillor candidates are elected for a three-year term.
Service on Council requires a significant time commitment. Councillors should expect to spend a minimum of 100 hours per year for mandatory activities plus preparation time for meetings (approximately 50 hours per year). The President should expect to spend a minimum of 215 hours per year on Council work for mandatory activities, plus preparation time (approximately 65 hours).
Council meetings and Council 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. Councillors are also encouraged to participate in other council activities and may do so based on their availability. There are five full-day Council meetings per year. Council meeting dates for the 2021/2022 Council year are:
- October 30, 2021
- November 19, 2021
- February 4, 2022
- April 22, 2022
- June 17, 2022
- September 9, 2022
In addition to Council meetings, Councillors are required to attend:
- An orientation session (one day)
- 3–4 workshops (half-day or full-day prior to select Council 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. 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 begin by completing an online Prospective Nominee Form, which is due by 5:00 PM on April 5, 2021. 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 each skill/competency)
- Disclosure of duty, interest, or circumstances that might conflict or impact duty to Engineers and Geoscientists BC
- Names of three references, their email, phone number, and the nature of your relationship with each of them
- Your current CV/Resume (PDF)
To get a sense of what this form will ask of you, preview the full form that you will be completing.
Prospective Nominee Form
If you are interested in being considered by the Nomination Committee, but are unable to submit your application before the deadline, please contact [email protected]. The Nomination Committee reserves the right to extend the Call for Nominations.
For questions or additional information about the Council nomination and election process, contact Deesh Olychick, Director, Corporate Governance and Strategy, at [email protected].
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