All engineering and geoscience professionals are expected to practice in a manner that meets their obligations under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, bylaws, and Code of Ethics. To assist our members with meeting their obligations, the association has a team dedicated to developing practice resources and advice. This session will provide an overview of the various tools and resources available to members through the association’s Professional Practice, Standards and Development Department.
Associate Director, Professional Practice, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
As Associate Director of Professional Practice, Lindsay Steele is responsible for the development and management of the association's professional practice and quality management guidelines, practice advice services, and the OQM Program. In addition, Ms. Steele oversees the association’s professional practice committees and working groups.
Ms. Steele is a registered professional geoscientist with extensive experience in mining and mineral exploration. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Advanced Major in Earth Sciences from St. Francis Xavier University. Her past roles include Project Geologist and General Manager of Geotechnical Services for a mineral exploration company, as well as Junior Mine Geologist for the Rabbit Lake uranium mine in Saskatchewan. Since joining the association in 2015, Ms. Steele has achieved certification as an ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor, which has enabled her to take on a primary role in audits and training carried out under Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Organizational Management Program.
Practice Advisor, Professional Practice, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
As a Practice Advisor in the Professional Practice Department, Amy is responsible for assisting members with professional practice related issues. This includes practice advice services, practice guideline development, practice committee support, and external stakeholder engagement regarding practice issues that affect members.
Ms. Fernandes is a registered professional engineer with experience in various fields related to civil engineering. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. She spent over 15 years as a consulting engineer performing roles related to structural engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, and quality management before joining the association in 2017. Her background in consulting gives her a solid understanding of many practice issues facing members and allows her to bring an efficient and constructive approach to the work she does.