City of Vancouver Urban Design Panel: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Representative

Vancouver, BC
Date Posted:
November 15, 2018
Closing Date:
Open until filled
2-Year Term


The City of Vancouver’s Urban Design Panel (UDP) advises Vancouver City Council and staff about development proposals or policies, including major development applications, rezoning applications, and other projects of public interest.

As well, the panel helps the Planning Department and City Council create urban design policy, including the design and interrelationship of all physical components of the City of Vancouver.

The panel reviews all civic building projects, including bridges, roads, parks, beautification projects, transit systems, civic buildings, and design competitions.

The UDP does not approve or refuse projects or make policy decisions.

For more information, please visit the City of Vancouver’s Urban Design Panel webpage.

Approval Process:

Applications for this position will be reviewed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC and nominations will be forwarded to the Vancouver City Council for approval.

The UDP representative for Engineers and Geoscientists BC will provide a summary of their activities to the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Professional Practice Committee on a semi-annual basis.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Professional engineer with a minimum of 10 years of experience practising in a civil or municipal engineering field.

Term of Office:

  • Appointments are two years in length.

Average Time Commitment:

  • Meetings are held every 2 weeks, normally on Wednesdays at 4:00 PM at the Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue.
  • Panel members may not miss more than four consecutive meetings without obtaining leave of absence from the panel.
  • Before each meeting, panel members are required to review agenda items and be prepared for discussion.


  • Opportunity to advance the profession by sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • Socialize and make new connections with other volunteer members.
  • Learn about new areas of engineering and geoscience.
  • Authorized travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Earn credits for CPD and Engineers and Geoscientists BC service awards. and
  • Volunteer appreciation.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that values and respects diversity, both within our organization and in our larger community.

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