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National Capital Region Top Employer award logoEngineers Canada exists to provide national support and leadership on behalf of engineering regulators in Canada to promote and maintain the integrity, honour, and interests of the profession. 

We foster a work environment that challenges and empowers employees, promotes learning, teamwork, and innovation, and recognizes achievement.  Employees aspire to a high-performance culture that is focused on results and represents the combination of collaboration and clear direction with scope for autonomy. 

We need great people, creative ideas, and effective management of our resources.  We require committed individuals who can exercise leadership at all levels in the organization. 

Current Career Opportunities

Engineers Canada fosters a work environment that challenges and empowers employees, promotes learning, teamwork, innovation and recognizes achievement. Employees aspire to a high-performance culture that is focused on results and combines collaboration and clear direction with scope for autonomy. 

Chief Executive Officer 

Engineers Canada is the national organization that supports the 12 engineering regulators who license Canada's 290,000 members of the profession. Working in concert with these regulators, Engineers Canada works to advance the profession in the public interest. Through a dedicated staff and committed national Board and volunteers, Engineers Canada ensures the continued quality of engineering education, professional qualifications, and professional practice in Canada.  More than ever, the prosperity of our country and the welfare of its citizens depend on the skilled application of applied science and engineering knowledge to protect the public and benefit our society.  It is within this exciting context that the organization is looking to recruit its next Chief Executive Officer. 

As CEO, you will lead a skilled team dedicated to the development of national policies, positions, and guidelines on behalf of the engineering profession.  You will passionately promote greater understanding of the nature, role, and contribution of professional engineers and engineering to society, and you will work with the regulators to help ensure that the highest professional standards are maintained in the licensing of all Canadian professional engineers.  You will support Engineers Canada’s national Board and provide team leadership to the staff while working with a multitude of provincial, territorial, and federal stakeholders.

As the ideal candidate, you are a strategic thinker and are able to identify opportunities, inspire action, and achieve results. You are a consummate professional, respected for your sensitive, engaging, and inclusive leadership style. You are an intuitive people-person, and are known for your ability to work with and manage diverse groups of stakeholders.  A confident and collegial leader, you harness the potential of gifted individuals to create dynamic and highly effective management teams. You are ideally a professional engineer (P.Eng. or ing.) or have experience working with or as a member of a regulated industry.  You are bilingual, and have experience serving a national Board of Directors. 

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Richard Rankin of Boyden at 613-742-3207. To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Governance Administrator (14 month contract)

Engineers Canada invites applications for the contract position of Governance Administrator. The Governance Administrator provides a high level of support to the Board, Board Committees and the Officers of the Board  and manages all aspects of policy governance. In addition, the Governance Administrator ensures readiness for Board meetings and acts as recording secretary.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provides support and serves as administrative liaison to the President, other Board Officers and Board members, including ensuring that the President is properly prepared to represent Engineers Canada at stakeholder meetings.
  • Manages all aspects of policy governance, including processing and tracking policy amendments, ensuring the Board Policy Manual is up-to-date, and providing guidance to staff regarding policy changes and implementation.
  • In collaboration with others, plans and organizes Board and Board committee meetings, assembles agenda books and acts as recording secretary. Assists in the preparation of documentation and follow up of action items.

Qualifications and Experience

Education: Relevant post-secondary education in governance, or equivalent experience.


  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working with a Board of Directors and/or board appointed committees, preferably in an association environment.
  • Knowledge of policy governance.
  • Proficiency in the MS Office suite of products; knowledge of Sharepoint.

Language: Proficiency in English and French is required.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by email, no later than September 30th, 2017 to

To recruitment agencies: Engineers Canada is not responsible for fees related to unsolicited resumes received from recruitment agencies.

For more information

For more information contact Vicki Kelly, Director, Human Resources at