Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Board Nomination Application Process

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is seeking qualified candidates with diverse experience, skills, and expertise to stand for election to the Board for the 2024/2025 Board year. We are seeking Board member candidates with a blend of competencies, including:

  • Leadership;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Risk management;
  • Human resources;
  • Strategy;
  • Regulatory understanding;
  • Governance; and
  • Technical proficiency. 

Candidates do not necessarily need to have experience in each area. As part of its merit-based selection process, the Nomination Committee conducts a gap analysis to identify the skills and experience of continuing Board members and the complementary skills and experience that future Board members could add to provide a balanced and well-rounded oversight body. For more detail on how the desired competencies are assessed, please see our Merit-Based Candidate Selection Framework.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to review the Board Terms of Reference and the Position Description and Role Profile, which outline the Board’s role and responsibilities, key expectations, as well as desired attributes, experience and skills:

Board Terms of ReferencePosition Description and Role Profile

Eligibility

  • You must be a practising, non-practising, or retired professional engineer (P.Eng.), professional geoscientist (P.Geo.) or professional licensee (P.L.Eng. or P.L.Geo.), in good standing and registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Terms of Office

Board members are elected for a 3-year term.

Time Commitment

Service on the Board requires a significant time commitment. Board members should expect to spend a minimum of 100 hours per year on mandatory activities, plus preparation time for meetings (approximately 50 hours per year). Engineers and Geoscientists BC acknowledges the time Board members dedicate to their service. We recognize this commitment through a remuneration policy for Board members. Additionally, Board members receive full reimbursement for their travel costs associated with meetings.

Board meetings are held in the Lower Mainland and travel time to attend meetings should be considered. Board sub-committee meetings are generally held virtually. Board members are also encouraged to participate in other Board activities and may do so based on their availability. There are five full-day Board meetings per year. Tentative Board meeting dates for the 2024/2025 Board year are:

  • November 29, 2024
  • February 21, 2025
  • April 25, 2025
  • June 20, 2025
  • September 19, 2025

In addition to Board meetings, Board members are required to attend:

  • An orientation session and governance training (1 day)
  • 3–4 workshops (half-day or full-day prior to select Board meetings)
  • One 2-day planning session
  • 4–6 sub-committee meetings (usually 2 hours in length)
  • The annual general meeting (1 day)

Meetings are held during business hours and Board members are reimbursed for all travel costs to attend. Candidates should confirm with their employers that they can take time away from the office to undertake these duties, as attendance at these meetings is mandatory.

To Apply

Prospective candidates may indicate their interest by completing an online Prospective Nominee Form which is due by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 11, 2024. The online form is administered by a third-party, Watson Advisors. You will be asked to create a user account with an email address and password to begin your application. *Please note that, even if you have applied in past years, for security, you are still required to re-register to access the form. It is recommended that you set aside 60 minutes to complete the form and have the following information at hand:

  • Volunteer or employment background with Engineers and Geoscientists BC
  • Volunteer service with other professional, community, or civic organizations
  • Expression of interest (~250 words)
  • Description of your experience in the listed skills and competencies (~100 words per skill/competency)
  • Disclosure of duty, interest, or circumstances that might conflict or impact duty to Engineers and Geoscientists BC
  • Names of 3 references, their email, phone number, and the nature of your relationship with each of them
  • Your current CV/Resume (PDF)

To understand what information is required, you may preview the full form that you will be completing.

If you have any questions or issues accessing the application, please contact Ros Seibert, Senior Policy and Governance Analyst, at [email protected]. The Nomination Committee reserves the right to extend the call for nominations.

Important Dates*

Monday, March 11, 2024Deadline to submit Prospective Nominee Form (by 5 PM Pacific Time)
By Tuesday April 30, 2024Prospective nominees shortlisted by Nomination Committee
May 2 and 3, 2024Candidate Interviews conducted by Nomination Committee Panel
By Friday, May 31, 2024Final candidates for election confirmed by Nomination Committee
By Friday, June 28, 2024List of candidates published

*Dates subject to change

Additional Information

Contact

For questions or additional information about the Board nomination and election process, contact Ros Seibert, Senior Policy and Governance Analyst, at [email protected].

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