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Analyst Wayside Systems

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.



This position is responsible to manage the design, delivery, and support of CPKC’s wayside detectors. The role requires the individual to provide communications solutions and maintenance for all of CPKC’s detectors including Hot Bearing Detector (HBD), Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) detectors, Wheel Impact Load Detector (WILD), Trackside Acoustic Detection System (TADs), Wheel Profile Detector (WPD), and others. The position also supports trackside HVAC maintenance and contracts. As a level 5 position it presents a growth opportunity for the candidate to develop into a more advanced and skilled design and delivery role. 



  • Design HBD and AEI detectors as per CPKC standards and goals using CPKC tools and departmental processes
  • Support HBD and AEI Detector reliability and integrity of these devices and the data sent into CPKC’s back-office Equipment Health Management System (EHMS) and AEI application systems
  • Deliver HBD and AEI Detectors as per the target design and project objectives for each individual site as per CPKC’s construction and maintenance standards
  • Design and deliver communications solutions for detector sites and work with the Network Services team to maintain technology standards
  • Participate in security plan development and goals setting for continuous improvement of all detectors and system dataflows
  • Manage HVAC annual maintenance programs with CPKC vendors
  • Build and maintain inter-departmental relationships and communication



  • An Electronics, Engineering, Computing, or other technical degree is required
  • 3-7 years of field experience and/or experience with detectors in the railway industry. Other related experience may be considered
  • A strong general understanding of electronics and electronic systems is beneficial
  • Experience with networking technologies, TCP/IP, and communications concepts and technologies is valued
  • Experience with Data analytics and coordinating project delivery
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill with attention to detail and process-oriented



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



As an employer with North American 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 CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


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: 101906
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 5
  • Job Available to: Internal & External





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