Standing Awards Committee Member

Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
January 15, 2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
2 Year Term


The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Standing Awards Committee is responsible for overseeing the association's awards program. The committee reviews nominations for association awards and recommends appropriate candidates to Council, as well as recommending nominees for the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia, national awards through Engineers Canada and the Geoscientists Canada, and other external awards as appropriate. The committee also proposes candidates for Honorary Life Membership with the association as appropriate.

Reporting Structure

The committee is advisory to Engineers and Geoscientists BC Council.

Duties and Expectations

  • To receive and review nominations for the association's President's Awards, and to recommend appropriate award recipients to Council.
  • To approve all Engineers and Geoscientists BC Division and Committee award recipients.
  • To review the terms of reference and assessment criteria for all association awards, as required.
  • To recommend nominees for external awards for engineering or geoscience achievement such as the Engineers Canada awards and the Geoscientists Canada award.
  • To recommend British Columbia nominees for the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia, as appropriate, and
  • To seek out and nominate candidates for Honorary Life Membership in the association, as appropriate.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Committee members must be a P.Eng., P.Geo., Eng.L. or Geo.L. in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  • Membership in the Standing Awards Committee is best suited to experienced professionals with strong business networks.
  • In order to ensure diverse committee representation that reflects the association membership, candidates may be selected based on their industry or area of expertise.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who have previous experience adjudicating awards or have previously served on an awards panel or committee.

Term of Office

  • 2 year term of service, and
  • Members are eligible for reappointment for an additional two terms, for a maximum of 6 years of service.

Average Time Commitment

  • 4–5 meetings per year; usually in January, May, September, and November.
  • Meetings are usually held in person, with members outside of the Lower Mainland joining via teleconference. Meetings are approximately two hours in length, and
  • The May meeting is three hours in length, and is dedicated to association award nomination review and candidate selection. All members are requested to attend this meeting in person.

Committee members should expect a time commitment of approximately ½ hour preparation in advance of each meeting. Award nomination review and scoring requires a time commitment of approximately 10–15 hours per year, in advance of the May meeting.

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 .