November 19, 2020
Engineers and Geoscientists BC regulates and governs these professions under the authority of the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, which will transition to the new Professional Governance Act (PGA) when it comes into effect in 2021. The organization is charged with protecting the public interest by setting and maintaining high academic, experience, and professional practice standards for over 38,000 registrants. Individuals licensed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC are the only persons permitted by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering and geoscience projects in the province.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), under the authority of Council, serves as its singular official link to the operating organization and is responsible for the execution of the Strategic Service Plan and the Council Work Plan. Inspiring, coaching and guiding staff (100) and volunteers, the CEO oversees Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s programs, services and operations in a fiscally responsible manner.
Working collaboratively with Council, government, stakeholders and other regulators, the CEO is tasked with establishing a clear and confident direction within the province and will take a prominent leadership role on the national stage for the evolvement of professional regulation and protection of the public. In addition, the CEO will be focused on nurturing organizational culture, while pursuing progressive and efficient day-to-day operations, prudent financial management, effective government and media relations, comprehensive risk management and succession management of the organization.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic and inspirational leader with excellent business acumen, change management expertise and senior leadership experience in a complex, multi-stakeholder organization. Besides being a natural leader of people, the CEO brings outstanding strategic thinking, board governance best practices, communications, government and media relations, networking, mentoring and execution skills. As the ideal candidate, you are a person of your word, whom others would agree takes accountability for your actions and inspires the same in others. Your past experience demonstrates that you encourage innovative practices, and that you are motivated as a leader to create a constructive, dynamic atmosphere to support new ideas. This position also requires genuine collaboration, keen diplomacy and the proven ability to build and maintain relationships across a large and diverse registrant group. Experience within a professional regulator or highly regulated industry sector, familiarity working with boards, and a proven track record of organization-wide transformation are essential.