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Engineer - Locomotive Testing and Commissioning

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.



The Engineer In Training – Locomotive Testing and Commissioning is responsible for all tasks related to ensuring zero-emission hydrogen locomotives are fit for service. This position is responsible for testing and commissioning converted locomotives at customer sites.

The Engineer In Training must ensure all issues are resolved and escalated to design teams for consideration in new designs. The Engineer In Training must also ensure maintenance, troubleshooting support, operating procedures, and training documents are created and maintained for various locomotive designs,  components, and subsystems.



  • Internal and External customer troubleshooting support
  • Field testing and commissioning of zero-emission locomotives
  • Documentation development for maintenance, troubleshooting, operating procedures, and training for the zero-emission locomotives
  • Coordination of locomotive delivery and setup for external customers; and
  • Adhere to CPKC’s health and safety policy.



  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Software Engineering or similar discipline is required
  • Must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with APEGA
  • An experience designing and implementing technology from a prototype to production system is required
  • Must have experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and developing procedures and manuals,
  • Strong industry experience performing analysis and drilldowns using available data is required
  • Knowledge of software design protocols and documentation an asset
  • Must be proficient with MS Office (specifically Word and Excel)
  • Other practical hands-on experience (automotive repair, robotics, furniture) an asset
  • Ability to travel mostly to domestic locations and respond to calls occasionally after hours and on weekends
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 driver’s driver’s license
  • Valid passport, ability to travel to United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia without restrictions. 



  • 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 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: 101532
  • Department: Chief Engineer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 30-40%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External




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