Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Municipal Engineers Division

Divisions are no longer accepting new Division members, as Divisions will be coming to a stop at the end of 2023. A transition plan is underway to transfer Division activities to current or new advisory/working groups.


The Municipal Engineers Division promotes and encourages leadership in the delivery of municipal engineering services.

The Municipal Engineering Division is a long-standing division of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, originally formed in 1943. It is a public-service-oriented organization of professional engineers that provides a valuable forum for professional engineers and those with an interest in municipal engineering to meet, exchange ideas, debate issues, and be a catalyst for improvement, innovation, sustainability, and change in municipal engineering. Typical programs organized by us include:

  • Technical seminars on municipal engineering and local government issues;
  • Networking events and resources on relevant issues;
  • Development of common standards such as the Master Municipal Construction Documents; and
  • Involvement in the academic community to promote careers in municipal engineering.

The Municipal Engineers Division allows you to enhance your knowledge, expand your skills, foster networking, and help create a common voice to influence positive change in the public sector municipal engineering industry.

Current Division Executive

Listed below are the names, employers, and positions for the current Division Executive.

ChairRobert Hicks, P.Eng.City of Vancouver
Vice ChairJeff Miller, P.Eng.Municipality of North Cowichan
Past ChairJude Pillainayagam, P.Eng.City of Coquitlam
TreasurerPhillip Chow, P.Eng., FECCity of Vancouver
SecretaryGloria Kwong, P.Eng.City of Burnaby
Member at LargeMegan Pate, P.Eng.City of Vancouver
Member at LargeJesse Neufeld, P.Eng.City of Victoria
Member at LargeJeff Bernardy, P.L.Eng.City of Williams Lake


Previous Events

November 17, 2022MMCD-Municipal Engineers Division AGMs and Workshops
October 12, 2022Municipal Engineering Stream at Engineers and Geoscientists BC 2022 Annual Conference
  • Infiltration and Inflow in 2022: A Brave New World
  • Maintenance of Traffic: Innovation and Efficiency in High Density Areas

Recorded Webinars Available in the Knowledge Centre

Date of Live EventWebinar Title
November 16, 2021Webinar: Meeting Municipal Climate Targets – Valuing Collaboration
October 12, 2021Webinar: Social Procurement in Municipal Construction
September 28, 2021Webinar: BC Carbon Calculator for Trenchless Works
September 7, 2021Webinar: Digging Safely Near Pipelines – Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility
July 13, 2021Webinar: How to Achieve Continuous Improvement through Benchmarking – Canada's First National Transportation Benchmarking Initiative
June 22, 2021Webinar: District of Saanich Residential Default Speed Limit Reduction Pilot Project
May 27, 2021Webinar: Regulation of Firms for Local Governments



The Municipal Engineers Division sponsors multiple awards each year for civil engineering students that show an interest in the field of municipal engineering, excel scholastically, and participate in on-campus activities and organizations. Current awards are presented by the University of British Columbia in both their Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, as well as to the University of Victoria.


We would like to acknowledge our partners and sponsors who often collaborate on the events we deliver:

Association of Consulting Engineering Companies BC Association of Consulting Engineering Companies BC

Master Municipal Construction Documents Master Municipal Construction Documents

Asset Management BC Asset Management BC