The association issued a Notice of Inquiry in January 2019, alleging that Mr. Jatana failed to report unethical behavior of a fellow professional engineer, specifically the signing and sealing of documents using Mr. Jatana’s seal and signature. Instead of proceeding to a disciplinary inquiry, Mr. Jatana agreed to a Consent Order in which he is will undergo a practice review, complete the Professional Practice Examination, complete the Professional Engineering and Geoscience Practice in BC Online Seminar, and pay legal and investigative costs in the amount of $3,500.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC issued a Notice of Inquiry to Karamjeet (Gary) S. Jatana, P.Eng., in January 2019 regarding his failure to report unethical behavior of a fellow professional engineer in relation to the signing and sealing of electrical engineering documents. Instead of proceeding to a disciplinary inquiry, Mr. Jatana agreed to a Consent Order dated February 11, 2019.
In the Consent Order, Mr. Jatana admitted he demonstrated unprofessional conduct or negligence by failing to report to the association that Avinder Singh, P.Eng., affixed Mr. Jatana’s seal, and forged Mr. Jatana’s signature on a Schedule B: Assurance of Professional Design and Commitment for Filed Review in March 2016 for a project related to an industrial property in Surrey, BC. Mr. Jatana admitted his conduct was contrary to Principle 9 of the Code of Ethics, which requires that members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC report to their association or other appropriate agencies any hazardous, illegal or unethical professional decisions or practices by members, licensees, or others.
As part of the Consent Order, Mr. Jatana agreed that, within 9 months from the date of the Consent Order, he will:
- Undergo a General Practice Review, at his expense,
- Complete and pass the Professional Practice Examination, and
- Complete the Professional Engineering and Geoscience Practice in BC Online Seminar.
Mr. Jatana also agreed to pay $3,500 towards the association’s legal and investigative costs within 30 days of the date of the Consent Order. If Mr. Jatana fails to comply with any of the terms of the Consent Order, his membership with Engineers and Geoscientists BC will be suspended until he does.
The full text of the Consent Order can be found in the Disciplinary Notices section of our website.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s website contains information on the complaint, investigation, and discipline processes. You can contact us at 604.558.6647 or toll-free at 1.888.430.8035 ext. 6647, or by email at [email protected].