Discipline Committee Member
February 16, 2018
Open Until Filled
The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Discipline Committee is an independent Statutory Committee created by the Engineers and Geoscientists Act. The members of the committee are “judges” at disciplinary hearings, that is, the members of the committee adjudicate disciplinary inquiries into alleged breaches of the Act, Bylaws, and Code of Ethics by members and licensees. The Discipline Committee typically has the benefit of an independent lawyer to assist the committee at a disciplinary hearing.
In addition, members of the Disciplinary Committee often participate in the attempt to resolve disciplinary matters prior to hearings by proposing Consent Orders in the public interest. Members may also participate in mediations.
The Discipline Committee members are appointed by Council and are assisted by the staff of Legislative, Ethics and Compliance Department of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
- Attendance in-person is required for disciplinary hearings, and
- Attendance in-person or by teleconference is required to discuss the resolution of disciplinary matters.
- All members of the committee must be a registered professional in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
- Committee members should have sufficient experience in the professions to be in a position to evaluate alleged breaches of professional standards.
- Committee members must be unbiased, receptive to legal argument, and comfortable in adversarial hearings, and
- Committee members need analytical skills to consider arguments and communication skills to write clearly and succinctly.
- Appointments are two years normally, renewable twice unless otherwise extended by Council.
- An administrative meeting is held at least once per year.
- Committee members are typically called on approximately 2–3 times per year to sit on a disciplinary hearing panel, and 3–4 times per year to sit on disciplinary review panels to resolve disciplinary matters prior to hearing.
- A disciplinary hearing typically lasts for one full day, although on occasion disciplinary hearings span multiple days.
- Disciplinary hearings are either held at the Engineers and Geoscientists BC office or in a boardroom offsite, and
- Food is provided.
The successful Discipline Committee volunteer will be engaged in the issues raised by the investigation process and will use sound judgment in deciding on the outcome. The committee members will provide clear analysis to the public by means of written decisions.
- Service to the profession
- Consider and discuss interesting ethical and practical concerns arising from the investigation process
- Authorized travel expenses
- Earn credits for CPD and Engineers and Geoscientists BC service awards
- Volunteer appreciation