Call for Nominations

Interested in being considered as a Council nominee? Learn more about the role and the qualifications being sought by the Nominating Committee.

Role Of Council

Service on Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Council is a significant contribution to the public and the professions. Members who make this commitment do so with the understanding that this role’s primary function is to serve the public through the administration of the Engineers and Geoscientists Act and Bylaws, and also, the new Professional Governance Act and Regulations. Members of Council have a fiduciary duty to Engineers and Geoscientists BC and must carry out the duties prescribed to them in good faith, with objectivity and honesty, and without personal or corporate gain.

Council members are expected to adhere to the association’s Code of Ethics, Council governance policies, and are required to sign an Oath or Affirmation of Office to demonstrate that the requirements of the role and the commitment expected are understood.

Skills and Experience Sought by the Nominating Committee

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is a large, complex organization that holds legislated responsibilities to the public and to its members. Council sets the strategic direction for the organization, which is supported by more than 80 staff, 1,400 volunteers, and has a budget of over $18 million.

For Council to achieve its goals and meet its fiduciary responsibilities, Council has identified the need for diverse voices on Council, with a blend of the following skills and competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Financial Literacy
  • Risk Management
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy
  • Regulatory Understanding
  • Governance
  • Technical Proficiency

It is not necessary for each member of Council 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 would bring value to the next Council.

Candidates should also have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience and an interest in the full spectrum of Council issues.

Commitment

Service on Council requires a significant time commitment including attendance at the following meetings:

  • Five full day Council meetings a year
  • Three to four half to full day workshops
  • One 2-day planning session
  • Six to eight committee meetings a year (2–4 hours in length)
  • Attendance at the annual general meeting and conference

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 considered mandatory. Council members are also expected to attend a number of events and engagement activities with stakeholders throughout the year.

Council meeting dates for the 2019/2020 Council year are:

  • October 19, 2019
  • November 22, 2019
  • January 31, 2020
  • April 24, 2020
  • June 19, 2020
  • September 11, 2020

Eligibility

All nominees for Council must be members (professional engineers, professional geoscientists or limited licensees) in good standing.

Candidates for the office of President must have served on Council for at least 2 years (as of October 2019) and candidates for the office of Vice-President must have served on Council for 1 year (as of October 2019).

Terms of Office

Councillors are elected for a 2-year term. The President and Vice-President are elected for a 1-year term, although the President will serve a subsequent year on Council as the Past President.

How to Apply

The Nominating Committee is currently developing its list of nominees for the positions of President, Vice President, and Councillors and is actively seeking expressions of interest. All qualified professional members and limited licensees are encouraged to apply.

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