The position of Legal Counsel, Policy & Regulation of Firms (“LCPR”), is a 2-year, full time, contract position. Reporting to the Director, Legislation, Ethics and Compliance, the LCPR is responsible for creating and implementing the policy and procedures associated with the upcoming requirement of Engineers and Geoscientists BC to regulate firms employing engineers and geoscientists.
The LCPR will learn and assess the current regulatory processes associated with the regulation of individuals and guide the transition to the regulation of firms pursuant to the new Professional Governance Act. The LCPR will research and draft bylaws, policy, and procedures in advance of regulating firms and will continue after implementation to guide the new related investigation, discipline, and enforcement procedures. The LCPR will continually refine policy and procedures as necessary and generally manage the impact of the regulation of firms on Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
This is a 2-year contract.
The responsibilities of the LCPR include the following:
- Learn and assess the current regulatory processes associated with the regulation of individuals and guide the transition to the regulation of firms pursuant to the new Professional Governance Act.
- Research and draft bylaws, policy, and procedures in advance of regulating firms and continue after implementation to guide the new related investigation, discipline, and enforcement procedures.
- Continually refine policy and procedures as necessary and generally manage the impact of the regulation of firms on Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
- Develop and implement the necessary bylaws, policy, and procedures related to the introduction of mandatory continuing education requirements for firms.
- Create the policy and procedure related to firms that fail to take the steps to register and become regulated.
- Consider whether associated changes to legislation or government regulation are required with respect to use of titles by firms.
- Manage the legal impact on Engineers and Geoscientists BC as a result of the regulation of firms.
- The LCPR will manage related legal research and policy and implementation tasks as they arise.
The successful applicant will possess the following:
- A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) degree;
- A member of the Law Society of BC (or eligible for membership);
- A minimum of 5–7 years of experience in a law firm, government, or professional regulatory body;
- A minimum of 5–7 years of relevant legal experience from a litigation background, government, or in the practice of administrative law;
- A minimum of 5–7 years of experience in legislative drafting (bylaws, procedures, policy) is preferred; and
- Experience with Microsoft Office Products: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel (basic use only).
Engineers and Geoscientists BC regulates and governs the professions of engineering and geoscience under the authority of Engineers and Geoscientists Act.
The association is charged with protecting the public interest by setting and maintaining high academic, experience, and professional practice standards for over 37,000 registrants. Individuals licensed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC are the only persons permitted by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering and geoscience projects in BC.
We are a not-for-profit organization governed by a council of elected members, licensees, and government appointees. Council is accountable to the public through the Ministry of the Attorney General, under the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance, for both the governance and management of the association.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC offers contract employees a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, 8% of wages as pay-in-lieu of group benefits, and a flex day program for full time employees that offers compressed work weeks.