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Analyst, Remote Safety Inspection

  • Req ID: 97413
  • Department: Mechanical Car
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Management
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 5
  • Job Available to: Internal and External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/06/2022



Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.




The Analyst Mechanical Remote Safety Inspector performs mechanical and safety inspections using wayside technology in support of the mechanical car, safety and regulatory departments. Inspections performed by the employee are used to determine mechanical defects, safety issues and root causes for various trains during railway operations in compliance with government regulations. The results of these inspections may also be used to develop Equipment Health Monitoring System (EHMS) rules or to expand preventative technologies to improve safety, increase operational efficiency, and assist in asset repair management strategies. Determining more efficient ways for extracting and consolidating inspection data are also a responsibility of the employee to facilitate both internal requests and those from regulatory bodies such as Transport Canada, the Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Association (FRA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).




  • Perform mechanical safety and maintenance inspections using technology;
  • Perform image and car repair validations;
  • Gather statistics on system reliability and accuracy;
  • Support mechanical, safety and regulatory department requests for information;
  • Support business case developments for new technology purchases and/or process integrations based on inspection results to improve railway safety and efficiency;
  • Support continuous improvement of existing technology and further development of inspection processes;
  • Adhere to Canadian Pacific’s health and safety policy.




  • Ability to process large amounts of image data;
  • Ability to improve and support development of business rules, and/or incorporate new technologies to improve safety and operational efficiency;
  • Ability to record data and support calculations of accuracy and reliability statistics
  • Ability and drive to drill down to determine root causes of incidents;
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.



  • Must have a High School Diploma or General Equivalence Diploma;
  • Must meet Transport Canada and Canadian Pacific’s criteria for a certified Rail Car Apprentice or Mechanic;
  • Must be able to inspect rail cars and maintain detailed notes on findings;
  • Must be able to write clear and concise reports which will be distributed to high level management;
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in industry inspecting railcars OR demonstrate proficiency in railcar maintenance and repair;
  • Must be able to work shift work
  • Must hold a full stage Class 5 driver’s permit;
  • Must hold a Canadian Passport.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.



Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").  

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