Who We Are
The Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) — formerly the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland (APEGN) — is an organization whose mandate is regulating these professions in the public interest, as promulgated in the Engineers & Geoscientists Act 2008 of Newfoundland and Labrador. PEGNL has approximately 5,000 members and is accountable to the public through the provincial Department of Service NL.
Almost 200 members volunteer in support of PEGNL activities by working on committees and boards, and nine permanent staff members work for the organization.
Mission, Vision, and Values
Mission: Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) exists for the protection of the public interest with regard to the practices of engineering and geoscience in a manner worth the resources expended.
Vision: Competent and ethical engineers and geoscientists safeguarding a better future for the people, environment and economy of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Honesty- truthful, of moral character, virtuous, straightforward, sincere
- Trust- faithful, place confidence in, avoidance of conflicts of interest, dependable, loyal
- Public Welfare- hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and the protection and stewardship of the environment
- Fairness- justice, equity, procedural objectiveness, consistency, non- prejudice
- Accountability- liable, assumption of responsibility and servant-leader role
- Openness- accommodating diversity and different opinions, liberal mindedness, receptive to new ideas, cultures and peoples
- Integrity- righteousness, honorable, careful, diligent, morally consistent, reliable
- Competence- knowledgeable and skillful, ability to do good work, sufficient qualifications and expertise
How We are Governed
PEGNL is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors whose Ends (or goals) address the competent and ethical practice of engineering and geoscience, and public confidence in these professions.
The Board is governed by a set of policies in accordance with the Policy Governance Model®. The Ends direct the organization’s activities of licensure; regulation of the professions; and non-regulatory functions in support of the profession, for example diversity and inclusion stewardship, promotion of the professions as viable careers, public awareness and interaction with organizations such as Memorial University’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Department of Earth Sciences.
In all Canadian provinces and territories, engineers must be licensed in order to practice, and most require licensure of geoscientists.
Professional Engineers use the designation P. Eng. and Professional Geoscientists generally use P. Geo.