Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Nominating Committee Member

Location: Burnaby, BC/ Remote
Date Posted: November 02, 2023
Closing Date: Open until filled
Status 3-Year Term
Terms of Reference


The mandate of the Nominating Committee is to seek and select a list of candidates for election to the Board that they believe best demonstrate the qualities needed for strong leadership of the organization and is diverse and reflective of the organization’s membership.

Reporting Structure

The Committee reports to the Board of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. 

Duties and Expectations

The Nominating Committee, in accordance with the Act and bylaws, is delegated the Board’s power and authority to:

  • Confirm the desired skills and competencies for potential Board positions;
  • Conduct a gap analysis, prioritize the desired skills, competencies, and experience for the upcoming year, including consideration of equity, diversity, and inclusion;
  • Directly engage with potential candidates and encourage candidates that align with the desired skills matrix to apply;
  • Evaluate potential nominees using a rating matrix based on the desired skills and competencies;
  • Identify candidates to be shortlisted for interviews;
  • Finalize the list of candidates for election and confirm acceptance of the nomination, and advise the Board of its nominees; and
  • Deliver to the CEO and Registrar the final list of nominees for election. 

Skills and Qualifications

The Nominating Committee plays an integral role in supporting the leadership succession of Engineers and Geoscientists BC and to be able to carry out the duties of the Committee, members who serve on the Committee need to be knowledgeable about:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s mission, vision, and values;
  • Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s governing structure and policies;
  • The role and specific responsibilities attached to the different positions within the Board;
  • The organization’s strategic direction and associated leadership requirements;
  • It is also preferable for Committee Members to have knowledge of the principles of effective governance;
  • Be prepared and well-informed on relevant issues (through pre-read materials or otherwise). Committee meetings may require substantial preparation work;
  • Contribute their own experience, wisdom, and judgment on issues;
  • Interact with fellow Committee members and staff in a respectful and constructive manner;
  • Listen to, and exercise tolerance for, others’ perspectives;
  • Have confidence in contributing to Committee discussions and decisions;
  • Demonstrate analytical skills—anticipating, analyzing, and diagnosing problems and synthesizing large amounts of information;
  • Devote the necessary time and attention to be able to make informed decisions on issues that come before the Committee; and
  • Once Committee decisions are made, support those decisions in a positive manner.

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.

Terms of Office

Appointments are 3 years in length, which may be renewed in accordance with the Committee Member Term Length Policy.

Average Time Committment

  • The Committee meets approximately six times per year but has authority to convene additional meetings as required
  • Meetings are held virtually and are approximately one to two hours in length
  • An additional two full business days will be required for the Board Candidate interview panel
  • Meetings will also require preparation work