Professional Practice Committee Member

Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
July 31, 2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
2-Year Term


The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Professional Practice Committee is an Advisory Committee reporting to Council. Its mandate is to advise Council on quality management issues impacting the practice of professional engineering and professional geoscience, oversee the Professional Education, Enhancement and Renewal (PEER) Program, to oversee the organizational professional risk management and quality assurance program, and to act or advise on matters as directed by Council from time to time.

Reporting Structure:

Committee members report to the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Council.

Duties and Expectations:

Committee members are responsible:

  • To liaise with other Engineers and Geoscientists BC professional practice-related committees and their support staff, as required.
  • To assess the consultation process undertaken in the preparation of Professional Practice Guidelines and Quality Management Guidelines prior to submission to Council.
  • To review all recommendations going to Council from the various practice/building related committees, task forces, working groups and other Council approved entities and confirm to Council a satisfactory consultation process was followed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Should be a professional engineer or professional geoscientist registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and have a minimum of 10 years of professional practice experience; however representatives from other regulated professions who regularly interact with engineers and geoscientists will be considered.
  • Should have previous volunteering experience with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  • Experience in one of the following areas:
    • Environmental science,
    • Emerging fields of engineering or geoscience,
    • Government Ministry, and
    • Authority Having Jurisdiction.

Term of Office:

  • Appointments are 2 years in length, renewable twice for a maximum of 6 consecutive years, unless otherwise extended by Council.

Average Time Commitment:

  • Meetings are held approximately 5 times per year at the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Burnaby office; lunch is provided,
  • The committee may meet in person or by telephone conference, where all members may simultaneously hear each other and participate during the meeting, and
  • Before each meeting, 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 .