Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Audit and Practice Review Committee Member

Location: Remotely
Date Posted: September 26, 2023
Closing Date: Gathering applicants for next vacancy
Status 3-Year Term
Terms of Reference


The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Audit and Practice Review Committee is a statutory committee created by the Professional Governance Act (PGA) and reporting to the Board. Its mandate is to assess registrant compliance with regulatory requirements and to administer remedial measures where necessary to protect the public interest. The Committee meets this mandate through the administration of the Audit and Practice Review Programs as detailed in the PGA, the Bylaws, and Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s policies and procedures.

Reporting Structure

Committee members report to the Board.

Duties and Expectations

Audit program for individual and firm registrants, including:

  • Annually review and approve risk criteria for random selection process for individual and firm registrants
  • Make decisions on audit deferrals and exemptions for individual and firm registrants
  • Adjudicate audit files

Practice review program for individual and firm registrants, including:

  • Adjudicate practice review files.

Firm registrations, including:

  • Make decisions regarding admission, reinstatement, cancellation, categorization and error for contentious or difficult applications
  • Make decisions regarding Permit to Practice applicability reviews

Continuing Education, including:

  • Make decisions on exemption requests for reasons other than parental, medical or compassionate leave
  • Make decisions regarding suspensions and late fees due to failure to complete CE requirements

Other responsibilities, including:

  • Delegate powers granted by the Board to the Registrar and other Officers
  • Reprimand or remedial action by consent

Once appointed to the committee, members will be required to sign off on a Statutory Committee Member Oath of Office.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A registrant with Engineers and Geoscientists BC with the authority to engage in the reserved practice
  • A professional engineer or geoscientist with a minimum of 7 years’ experience is preferred.
    • The following areas of practice are a priority: building code consulting, building enclosure, high-technology, manufacturing, natural resources, and hazards.
  • Note: A registrant who is serving on the Board of a regulatory body under the PGA cannot serve on a statutory committee of another PGA regulator.

All applications, regardless of practice area, will be considered based on Committee needs.

Term of Office

  • Three-year term, renewable to a nine-year maximum unless otherwise extended by the Board.

Average Time Commitment

  • Meetings last up to three hours and are held approximately ten times per year, virtually or if appropriate, in-person.
  • Meetings require considerable preparation work as members must review meeting agenda materials and be prepared for discussion.


  • Opportunity to advance the professions by sharing your knowledge and experience;
  • Contribute to your continued professional competency; and
  • Volunteer recognition.
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.