Local recruitment: Intern, Guideline Development (Water System Risk Management Planning)

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia

Burnaby, BC, Canada 🇨🇦


Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Professional Practice, Standards and Development Department is hiring an engineering/geoscience student on contract for four months starting in May 2023.  

Reporting to the Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Initiatives (a professional engineer), this position will provide strategic support for the development of Professional Practice Guidelines (PPG) on Water System Risk Management which would provide the duties and obligations of registrants who contribute to, coordinate and manage water system risks. This position would also provide support for actions around providing advanced education and developing practice resources under the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Climate Change Action Plan. 

The student hired through this opportunity would participate in the advisory group meetings and benefit from learning about steering complex projects and initiatives through collective decision-making. The student will work with the staff in organizing events and stakeholder engagement in relation to this project. The student will work in a hybrid work environment and will be exposed to the regulatory functions carried out by Engineers and Geoscientists BC. The intern will be required to engage in creative and critical thinking, technical analysis, and strategic problem-solving.  


The Intern, Guideline Development (Water System Risk Management Planning) will assist the Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability, and the steering committee with the outreach and consultation regarding the development of Professional Practice Guidelines on Water System Risk Management Planning. During their term, the Intern will provide support for all aspects related to developing these guidelines, including: 

  • assembling, analyzing and interpreting data in relation to climate resiliency and enterprise risk management as it relates to the water sector,   
  • working with the steering committee and preparing project updates for PPG, and 
  • supporting outreach and consultation related to guideline development. 

Further assignments will be provided to work on other areas of Climate Change Action Plan Implementation and in support of their career goals.  


  • 3rd or 4th-year student enrolled in a four-year college or university engineering or geoscience degree program at UBC, UVIC, SFU, or UNBC
  • Eligibility for registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC upon graduation

Preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of climate science as it relates to the practice of professional engineering and professional geoscience.  


Each member of our team enables us to deliver on our vision of “modern regulation for a resilient world”. We serve the public as an inclusive, progressive, and future-focused regulator. At Engineers and Geoscientists BC we are committed to demonstrating our values of collaboration, excellence, integrity, and innovation. 

We have a flexible work environment and are committed to employee development. We offer our full-time contract employees a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, generous vacation allowances, and a flex day program that offers compressed workweeks.

EGBC offers employees a hybrid work model with an assigned schedule confirming days worked remotely and days worked in-office. Most roles will be expected to work in-office a minimum of two days per week during regular business operations. We provide the required tools and equipment for employees to work remotely. 


Engineers and Geoscientists BC is proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers. 

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia is the business name of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia. Engineers and Geoscientists BC regulates and governs these professions under the authority of the Professional Governance Act. 

We are charged with protecting the public interest by setting and maintaining high academic, experience, and professional practice standards for over 40,000 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 BC. 

We are a not-for-profit organization governed by a council of elected registrants and government appointees. Council is accountable to the public through the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills under the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance, for both the governance and management of the organization.

To learn more about our work please visit us at https://www.egbc.ca.  

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and transcript in one PDF file.



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