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Engineering Internship

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



As an Intern in CPKC’s engineering group, you will be supporting the work within the Track Evaluation Car department. You will gain exposure to various engineering field experiences and learn various aspects of the railway business. You will be part of an engineering team that operates and monitors the track recording devices and other instruments during assigned periods, while the Track Evaluation cars are in operation across the country, to ensure established quality control procedures are followed. Ideally the Candidate would be seeking an 8 month term starting in September 2024.



  • Primary emphasis on quality assurance and controls
  • Ensure through monitoring and verification that accepted organization standards are implemented
  • Use computerized systems and interfaces; data transport preparation and archiving
  • Extensive use of information technologies in all aspects of the work (computer programming not required)
  • Perform preventive maintenance and running repairs of all Track Evaluation car electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and optical equipment. Inspect and maintain all mechanical components of the Track Evaluation cars during testing operations
  • Elaboration and implementation of preventive maintenance programs for all aspects to the mechanical systems
  • Recommend procedures for various mechanical assemblies for current and developmental systems
  • Perform maintenance and data processing functions on board the cars



  • Currently enrolled in Bachelors of Engineering degree within Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering discipline
  • Strong problem solving skills and decision making skills
  • Strong data analysis experience required
  • Must be proficient with MS Office, experience with SAP would be an asset
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and technical skills
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Extensive traveling (100%) is required for this position; Full expenses are covered including flights, meals, hotels and rental cars
  • Canadian or US Citizen and able to travel/work in both Canada and the US


Medical Requirements:
Operating safely is a core foundation of CPKC. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate, the environment and our assets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace. CPKC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments.  All new hires for a safety sensitive position will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessment. Pre-employment qualification drug test(s) are also required. This includes candidates participating in the Trainee Program who will also be required to pass a drug test during the training process before receiving final qualification for the position.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:       

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Education verification
  • Driver’s License Verification


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act “(PIPEDA)”. 


  • Req ID: 102967
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Co-op
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 90-100%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade:
  • Job Available to: Internal & External



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