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Engineer In Training - Signal Design

  • Req ID: 98368
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 5
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/22/2022


***This position is a 6-12 month contract with a possibiliy of extention***


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.



As an Engineer in Training you will be expected to provide CP with effective design and implientation of internally and externally funded railway projects; including wayside signal and train control, highway crossing design, automation and electronic design for IoT related technologies, asset management functions, processor based controllers and application software for embedded controllers or other related projects. The successful candidate will conduct feasibility studies, site reconnaissance, site surveying and conceptual and detailed engineering design. The individual will also be responsible to with assigned projects ensuring completion within targeted budget and finish dates. This is a development role with opportunities for near term advancement. 



  • Directly manage the execution of assigned projects and deliver projects within defined scope, on time and on budget;
  • Oversee design and permitting of assigned projects;
  • Provide direction and oversight to engineering consultants working on CP projects;
  • Prepare cost estimates, memos, technical reports and external correspondence;
  • Provide conceptual design alternatives for internal business case reviews;
  • Coordinate work activities with internal and external departments and customers to ensure the safe, cost-effective and responsive execution of projects and programs;
  • Represent CP at meetings with Public Agencies where coordination/approval is required for project execution;
  • Provide timely and responsive service to Business Development for 3rd party customer projects;
  • Review 3rd party customer and/or external projects to ensure CP Standards are met and CP operations are not impacted;
  • Provide safety leadership through efficiency testing and job site safety audits;
  • Provide on-call support and response on a rotating cycle for incidents and emergencies to support CP’s 24/7 operation;
  • Requires travel when necessary to visit project sites and manage on site work.



  • Bachelors degree in Engineering – Electrical;
  • Must be P.Eng eligible;
  • Must have valid driver’s license;
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience (co-op experience considered);
  • Knowledge of industrial electronics or microprocessors would be an asset;
  • 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.



  • 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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