Application Process and Information


Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Nominating Committee is seeking qualified candidates with diverse experience, skills, and expertise to stand for election to Council in the Fall of 2020. We are seeking candidates with a blend of competencies, including:

  • Leadership;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Risk management;
  • Human resources;
  • Strategy;
  • Regulatory understanding;
  • Governance; and
  • Technical proficiency.
Please note that it is not necessary to have experience in each area; as part of its process, the Nominating 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.


Qualified candidates:

  • Are practising, non-practising, or retired professional engineers (P.Eng.), professional geoscientists (P.Geo.) or Limited Licensees (Eng.L. or Geo.L.) in good standing;
  • Have at least five years of professional experience;
  • Are committed to serving the public, upholding fiduciary duties to Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and acting in good faith, with objectivity and honesty, and without personal or corporate gain;
  • Can commit to the time and travel demands of the role; and
  • Can commit to serving a term length of between one and three years.
Candidates for the office of President must have served on Council for at least two years (as of October 2020) and candidates for the office of Vice-President must have served on Council for one year (as of October 2020), provided that in each case, such members or licensees are available.

Time Commitment

Service on Council requires a significant time commitment of approximately 100 hours per year for mandatory activities plus preparation time for meetings.

Council meetings and committee meetings are held in the Lower Mainland and travel time to attend meetings should be considered. Councillors are also encouraged to participate in other events and engagement activities and may do so based on their availability.

There are five full-day Council meetings per year. Council meeting dates for the 2020/2021 Council year are:

  • October 17, 2020
  • November 20, 2020
  • February 5, 2021
  • April 23, 2021
  • June 18, 2021
  • September 10, 2021

In addition to Council meetings, Councillors are required to attend:

  • An orientation session (one day)
  • Three to four workshops (half day or full day prior to select Council meetings)
  • One 2-day planning session
  • Six to eight committee meetings (2–4 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.

Nominating Committee

The nomination process is run by Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Nominating Committee, comprising fourteen professional members or licensees appointed by Council and its regional branches. The committee evaluates all candidates to ensure the final slate of nominees represents strong, balanced leadership for Engineers and Geoscientists BC.


Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon)

Members Appointed by Council

Caroline Andrewes, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon)
Ollie Bonham, P.Geo., FGC
John Clague, P.Geo, FGC, FEC (Hon)
Cheryl Nelms, P.Eng.
Bob Stewart, P.Eng. FEC, FGC (Hon)

Members Appointed by Branches

Syed Ali, P.Eng.
Jillian Cooke, P.Eng.
Tom de Groot, P.Eng.
Deyanira Dominguez, P.Eng.
Brent Lyon, P.Eng.
Larry Neufeld, P.Eng.
Stephen O’Leary, P.Eng.
Keith Recsky, P.Eng.

Merit-Based Selection Process

The Nominating Committee uses the following merit-based selection process:

  1. Confirm criteria and desired skills and competencies for Council positions, and the number of openings available for each position.
  2. Conduct a gap analysis to prioritize desired skills, competencies, and experience for the upcoming year, including diversity considerations.
  3. Assess the qualifications of potential nominees using a rating matrix based on the desired skills and competencies, as well as interviews and reference checks, to confirm experience and competences.
  4. Finalize list of nominees to stand for election.

The Nominating Committee will seek to nominate at least one more than the number of vacancies per position.

To Apply

To apply,  submit a Prospective Nominee Form, along with your CV and references, to [email protected] by 5:00 PM on March 9, 2020.

Prospective Nominee Form

If you are interested in being considered by the Nominating Committee, but are unable to submit your application before the deadline, please contact [email protected].

The Nominating Committee reserves the right to extend the Call for Nominations.

Important: Learn about the transitional requirements under the Professional Governance Act


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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