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Assistant Director - Engineering Works

  • Req ID: 84565
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 05/17/2021


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 Assistant Director – Engineering Works will be responsible for managing the Engineering Support teams related to timekeeping and the Bid / Award job processes.  This position will work closely with Field personnel in coordinating workforce planning to enable a right sized labour force while dealing with demographic challenges and craft specific requirements, along with ensuring that Step 2 grievances are appropriately addressed in a timely manner. The successful candidate will also work closely with their team to ensure time and material transactions are entered appropriately.  This will involve further developing process, training and feedback mechanisms to both unionized and non-unionized staff.



  • Provides bulletin services and Bid/Award process management for S&C, Track Maintenance, Structures and Track Programs;
  • Identifies demographic issues/opportunities for Engineering Services;
  • Manages ESDC overtime permitting for Canadian Pacific (Engineering and others);
  • Provide appropriate responses to Step 2 – Grievances, ensuring the correct interpretation of the collective agreement;
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement, working with the team to challenge the status quo and improve systems and processes;
  • Provides leadership to the Manager Workforce Planning and Manager Engineering Support, developing talent using CP’s leadership framework;
  • Provides education and training on Engineering Works processes to various Engineering groups, including production crews, STI’s and LMT-E’s;
  • Provide reporting related to processes and regulatory requirements, along with ad-hoc analysis as required;
  • Ad Hoc project development and implementation to meet Engineering needs;



  • Post Secondary degree preferred;
  • Minimum 5 years related experience;
  • Computer skills: SAP, Microsoft Office;
  • Experience in operations, maintenance and construction projects considered an asset;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required;
  • Solid understanding of collective agreements;
  • Thorough understanding of ES Field Operations and Track Programs;



  • 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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