Sustainability Committee Member
August 23, 2017
Open Until Filled
The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Sustainability Committee is responsible for identifying, promoting, and facilitating sustainability in the practice of engineering and geoscience. Sustainability is the concept of utilizing physical, natural and social resources to meet our needs and aspirations without compromising the well-being of ecosystems and future generations.
The committee is advisory to Engineers and Geoscientists BC Council.
Sustainability Committee members get opportunities to engage and contribute in:
- Developing, preparing, maintaining and providing input on guidelines, policies and legislation for use by Engineers and Geoscientists BC (the “association”) and its members which promote and enable sustainability;
- Responding to issues that are brought up by association members and providing guidance for issues when an association position is required;
- Identifying and making recommendations on transgenerational issues in regards to future work plans of the association;
- Raising awareness and fostering knowledge and understanding of sustainability principles with association members and the public;
- Identifying initiatives with key messages that warrant broad-based communication to the public, members and other BC associations or collaborative work with Engineers Canada or Geoscientists Canada;
- Actively engaging with other Engineers and Geoscientists BC Committees in areas of common interest that advance the practice of engineering and geoscience;
- Assisting the association with the development of continuing professional development courses related to sustainability;
- Reviewing submissions and selecting winners for the association’s annual Sustainability Awards.
- Providing Council with annual reports on achievements, work plans, and resource requirements; and
- Committee succession planning.
Skills and Qualifications
- Members are required to be a registered member in good standing with the association.
- Membership is best suited to actively practicing professionals familiar with the opportunities and challenges of sustainability and incorporating sustainable practice in professional engineering and geoscience.
- Professionals working as Sustainability Specialists or Advisors as well as those with Structural, Chemical and Mechanical engineering backgrounds, can complement the existing committee in continuing with the initiatives and significant progress made in the last few years.
Term of Office
- Committee terms are 2 years.
Average Time Commitment
- Six two-hour meetings per year requiring approximately 1 hour preparation per meeting.
- Meetings typically occur once a month on Thursday mornings, from 8:00 am – 10:00 am (meetings are usually suspended in August) and take place at the Engineers and Geoscientists BC office in Burnaby.
- In addition, committee members volunteer for subcommittees to work on guidelines, awards, and other special projects as required.
- Opportunity to advance the profession by sharing your knowledge and experience;
- Expand your business network and engaging other Engineers and Geoscientists BC committees and Council;
- Earn credits for CPD, Engineers and Geoscientists BC service awards, and professional designations such as Fellow of Engineers Canada and Fellow of Geoscientists Canada; 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.