Associate Director, Engineering Admissions

Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
July 8, 2019
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Full-time, Permanent

What is the Job?

The Associate Director, Engineering Admissions is responsible for managing Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s processes for qualification of applicants for registration as professional engineers and limited-scope engineering licensees, for a high-volume, critical operation and in an environment of continuous improvement of processes, operational efficiency, applicant and volunteer experience, and regulatory compliance. Engineers and Geoscientists BC is seeking someone who will rely on their excellent analytical, technical, planning, and management skills, combined with curiosity, an ability to adapt to ever-changing conditions, attention to detail, and hands-on team support, to balance strategic and tactical elements towards a best-in-class engineering admissions process.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Managing engineering admissions processes in accordance with the Engineers and Geoscientists Act and/or the Professional Governance Act, Regulations and associated Bylaws, other applicable legislation, and policies of Council;
  • Ensuring the effective provision, delivery, coordination, and review of an enhanced stakeholder experience for applicants and volunteers related to the admission of members;
  • Advising on and monitoring policy and process research, development, and modification related to professional engineering admissions requirements;
  • Managing, analyzing, and reporting on policy and process performance, and improvement with respect to intake, evaluation, and registration of applicants, including provision of data, and empirical analysis including performance against metrics-based KPIs to multiple stakeholders;
  • Developing and managing the engineering admissions budget;
  • Developing and maintaining web-based information, documents and training related to the engineering admissions process;
  • Managing engineering admissions staff including accountability for hiring, training, coaching, and performance management;
  • Providing volunteer support including recruitment, training, recognition, policy advice, and committee support; and
  • Applying Engineers and Geoscientists BC Privacy and Document/Record Management Policies in all aspects of the role’s responsibilities.

Who are We Looking For?

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. A degree in engineering, geoscience, business, science, law or public policy or another field related to the functional responsibilities of the role would be an asset;
  • Registration in a Canadian regulated profession would be an asset;
  • Experience working in a regulatory environment would be an asset;
  • A minimum of 7–10 years of related experience with:
    • database and office technology including a facility with web-based tools and applications, data and process performance analysis;
    • handling difficult or sensitive issues by using tact, diplomacy, and an understanding of organizational culture and climate;
    • Managing projects and administering programs using a client-centred approach, meeting and exceeding client expectations;
    • building diverse teams, setting priorities, managing and balancing workload, monitoring progress towards goals, tracking team performance, and evaluating processes and results;
    • monitoring and having accountability for budget management;
    • the principles and application of privacy requirements including document management and security protocols;
    • developing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research including establishment and monitoring of KPIs, and policy and policy analysis;
    • researching, project management, analyzing and applying legislation and policies, managing projects and budgets, leading diverse teams, and using web-based tools and applications;
  • Training in Administrative Law is an asset, as is conversancy with relevant BC legislation including the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The position will also require the person to demonstrate that they have:

  • Proven leadership, mentorship and coaching skills;
  • Proven ability to inspire trust, confidence and respect of staff, peers, leadership, volunteers, and clients;
  • Proven ability to exercise mature judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and to maintain confidentiality;
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills—including listening, written, and verbal communications;
  • Situational awareness and an ability to quickly assimilate and analyze key information and understand core issues towards actionable recommendations;
  • Proven motivation and curiosity to learn, research, and gain contextual awareness, including completing structured training where required;
  • Proven ability to demonstrate a commitment to client service and professionalism in consulting with stakeholders, identifying needs and facilitating solutions;
  • Proven focus on team support, relationship building and collaboration;
  • Proven ability to identify opportunities for continuous improvement based on sound research and analysis; and
  • The potential to thrive, learn and engage in a regulatory environment.

Who Are We?

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is responsible for the licensing and regulation of BC’s professional engineers and geoscientists. With over 39,000 registrants, licensees, trainees, and student members, we are the second largest regulatory body in the province. We offer a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, generous benefit program including a group health program, group retirement program, generous vacation allowances, and a Flex Day Program that offers compressed workweeks.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Human Resources at [email protected].
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