Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Investigation Committee Member

Location: Burnaby, BC
Date Posted: June 20, 2023
Closing Date: Open until filled
Status 3-Year Term
Terms of Reference


The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Investigation Committee is an Independent Statutory Committee created by the Professional Governance Act, S.B.C. 2018, c. 47 (the "PGA"). The Investigation Committee investigates alleged breaches of the PGA, bylaws, and Code of Ethics by registrants of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

All qualified candidates will be considered. In particular, the Investigation Committee is interested in recruiting registrants with the following expertise:

  • Sewerage/Wastewater Engineer, and
  • Geotechnical Engineer or Geohazard Engineer.

Reporting Structure

Committee members report to the Chair of the Investigation Committee and to Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Duties and Expectations

  • Attendance in-person or by teleconference is required for investigation meetings.
  • Pursuant to its powers under section 66 of the PGA, the Investigation Committee may appoint an Investigation Subcommittee to work with staff Investigators in reviewing the available information and reporting back to the Investigation Committee in writing with respect to an appropriate disposition. Investigation Committee members will be required to participate on Investigation Subcommittees where the subject matter is an area of engineering in which they can provide technical expertise. As a member of the Investigation Subcommittee you will investigate the complaint further, including by attending an investigative interview with the registrant subject to the investigation and prepare a report on your findings and recommendations to the Investigation Committee.
  • Investigation Committee members are required to review file materials which can be voluminous in advance of each meeting so that they may participate in the constructive discussion and vote on motions to investigate a complaint, manage ongoing investigations and decide on the appropriate disposition after investigation.

Skills and Qualifications

To apply to the Investigation Committee, you must be a registrant with the ability to engage in Reserved Practice and be in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Protect confidential materials;
  • Be impartial;
  • Exercise good judgment and recognize the scope of their authority;
  • Effectively communicate with strong verbal and written skills, including the ability to participate in investigative interviews;
  • Exercise strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze and diagnose problems;
  • Pay attention to detail and ensure accuracy and completeness in reviewing investigation material; and
  • Work efficiently as part of a team.

Per amendments to the Professional Governance Act, a Board Member cannot be a member of a committee or panel of any other regulatory body that comes under the purview of the PGA. Applicants must declare any potential conflicts of interest to Engineers and Geoscientists BC when submitting their applications.

Term of Office

  • Appointments are 3 years normally, renewable twice unless otherwise extended by Council.

Average Time Commitment

  • The Committee meets 10 times per year. Each meeting is approximately 2 hours in length, and are held at Engineers and Geoscientists BC office, with lunch provided.
  • Time is required ahead of meetings to review the materials packages.
  • Reviewing materials and attending investigative interviews during the course of an investigation.

Measures of Success

The successful Investigation Committee volunteer will be engaged in the issues raised by the complaints and investigations and provide clear analysis to other Investigation Committee members within the realm of the volunteer’s experience.


  • Opportunity to advance the profession by sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • Consider and discuss interesting ethical and practical concerns arising from the complaint and investigation files.
  • Learn about new areas of engineering and geoscience.
  • Socialize and make new connections with other volunteer members.
  • Authorized travel expenses.
  • Earn credits for CE and Engineers and Geoscientists BC service awards.
  • Volunteer appreciation.
Applications for this role are reviewed on a seasonal basis depending on program needs and position availability. You will be contacted when the next application review takes place. We appreciate your interest and look forward to connecting with you.

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.