NCEES announces search for chief executive officer

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying has begun the search process for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Jerry Carter will retire on September 30, 2018. The NCEES board of directors has formed a five-member CEO Search Committee, chaired by NCEES President Patrick Tami, P.L.S. The committee will accept applications from qualified candidates until April 30, 2018.

“Under CEO Carter’s leadership, NCEES has become one of the most respected organizations in the engineering and surveying professions. He has greatly improved our ability to achieve NCEES’ mission by bringing about a significant evolution of the Council’s services and governance,” Tami says. “Thanks to him, our new CEO will be able to continue our mission with a dedicated staff and strong financial footing.”

NCEES helps its member licensing boards carry out their duties to regulate the professions of engineering and surveying. It develops best-practice models for state licensure laws and regulations and promotes uniformity among the states. It develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the country. It also provides services to help licensed engineers and surveyors practice their professions in other U.S. states and territories.

Candidates for the position should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and have at least five years of executive-level leadership or management experience. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with strong financial experience in leading an organization, preferably in an engineering or surveying community. He or she will have an understanding of organizational governance and its structure and be a strong collaborative leader of NCEES leadership, staff, members, and volunteers. Previous experience at an executive level is preferred.

Application information

The following information about the search is available at

  1. About NCEES
  2. About the position
  3. Qualifications
  4. Timeline
  5. Contact information

Download the news release and position summary (PDF).