Municipal Engineers Division


The Municipal Engineers Division promotes and encourages leadership in the delivery of municipal engineering services.

The Municipal Engineering Division is a long-standing division of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, originally formed in 1943. It is a public-service-oriented organization of professional engineers that provides a valuable forum for professional engineers and those with an interest in municipal engineering to meet, exchange ideas, debate issues, and be a catalyst for improvement, innovation, sustainability, and change in municipal engineering. Typical programs organized by us include:

  • Technical seminars on municipal engineering and local government issues,
  • Network and resources on relevant issues and current events,
  • Development of common standards such as the Master Municipal Construction Documents, and
  • Involvement in the academic community to promote careers in municipal engineering.

The Municipal Engineers Division allows you to enhance your knowledge, expand your skills, foster networking, and help create a common voice to influence positive change in the public sector municipal engineering industry.

Learn how to Become a Member of the Municipal Engineers Division
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Current Division Executive

Name, employer, and position information for the current Division Executive.

Name Employer Position
Kimberley Wong, P.Eng. City of Burnaby Chair
Amer Nawaz, P.Eng. Metro Vancouver Vice Chair
James Chandler, P.Eng. Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Past Chair
Alan Newcombe, P.Eng. City of Kelowna Secretary
Michelle Mahovlich, P.Eng./P.Geo. City of Langford Treasurer
Scott Neuman, P.Eng. City of Surrey Member at Large
Chalys Joseph, P.Eng., LEED AP ND City of Vancouver Member at Large
Robert Hicks, P.Eng. Metro Vancouver Member at Large
Harley Machielse, P.Eng. District of Saanich Member at Large
Jude Pillainayagam, P.Eng. City of Coquitlam Member at Large
Kam So, P.Eng.  Town of Lake Cowichan Member at Large
Phillip Chow, P.Eng. City of Port Moody Member at Large

Become a Member

Both members and non-members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC with an interest in the municipal engineering field are welcome to join the Municipal Engineers Division.

Membership TYPES and Fees:

What Amount
Division Members: Registered members (P.Eng., P.Geo.) and licensees (Eng.L., Geo.L.) of Engineers and Geoscientists BC who are employed in a BC municipality, regional district or board, or municipal regional body. $26.25
Division Associate Members (Professionals): Registered members (P.Eng., P.Geo.) and licensees (Eng.L., Geo.L.) of Engineers and Geoscientists BC who are not employed in a BC municipality, regional district or board, or municipal regional body.  $26.25
Division Associate Members (Other): EITs, GITs, students, applicants, and provisional members with an interest in municipal engineering. $10.50
Division Affiliate Members: Members of another professional association outside of Engineers and Geoscientists BC with an interest in municipal engineering. $26.25

Only division members may vote or hold executive positions. All members receive discounts on division-sponsored events.

How to Register:

To register, please visit Municipal Engineers Division Registration (you will be prompted to login with your 6-digit user ID and password).

Non-members of the association can create an account for online registration or can register using the Membership Form.


The Municipal Engineers Division hosts several events and tours throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
TBD No upcoming events

Previous Events

Click below to access copies of presentation materials, photos, and other event related information.

Date Event
November 21, 2019 City of Surrey Facilities Tour and Networking
November 22, 2019 MMCD–Municipal Engineers Division Joint Annual General Meeting and Workshop
October 17, 2019 Municipal Engineering Stream at the 2019 Engineers and Geoscientists BC Annual Conference
  • Strategic Energy Management for Municipalities
  • Assessment and Risk Management Techniques for Municipal Infrastructure
  • The Evolving Role of the Owners Engineer Team on Major Projects
  • Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned Working with Local Governments
July 30, 2019 Municipal Engineers Division Tour and Networking Event



The Municipal Engineers Division sponsors two awards each year for civil engineering students that show an interest in the field of municipal engineering, excel scholastically, and participate in on-campus activities and organizations. Current awards are presented by the University of British Columbia in both their Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, as well as to the University of Victoria.


We would like to acknowledge our partners and sponsors who often collaborate on the events we deliver:

Association of Consulting Engineering Companies BC Association of Consulting Engineering Companies BC

Master Municipal Construction Documents Master Municipal Construction Documents

Asset Management BC Asset Management BC


Please contact us at: [email protected]