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Field Manager, Geotechnical Engineering

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.


**We invite candidates from Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Kamloops, Toronto and Calgary to apply.  Relocation support will be offered.** 



The Field Manager - Geotechnical Engineering, provides expertise for the planning, inspection, design and execution of geotechnical and rock engineering related projects as well as for emergent response to service interruptions associated with geotechnical problems. The successful candidate will undertake inspections, investigations, analyses, designs and assessments for geotechnical engineering work related to the construction and maintenance of slopes (rock & soil), tunnels, and geo-hazard control structures across CPKC. This position ensures that geotechnical and geohazard issues relating to the construction and maintenance of the railway infrastructure are handled in a professional manner, consistent with safe railway operation practices and CPKC’s business strategies.



  • Coordinate the systematic evaluation and management of rock slope hazards on a system-wide basis, including assessment of safety risks, development of mitigation programs, management of the rock slope stabilization program, maintenance of  rock slope databases, and providing technical support in the development of program work
  • Provide real-time system-wide emergent response and support for incidents involving slope/roadbed failures, debris flow/washouts and other geohazard events by delivering engineered, practical based solutions to reinstate operations as necessary
  • Participate in periodic follow-up field inspections related to rock slope stabilization programs
  • Participate in the inspection of geohazard sites across CPKC to meet FRA and Transport Canada requirements by conducting site assessments,  evaluation of possible corrective actions, and preparation of findings
  • Co-ordinate and participate in system wide annual rock slope inspections and preparation of Annual inspection reports
  • Co-ordinate and participate in system wide tunnel inspections on a 5 year inspection schedule and preparation of reports
  • Co-ordinate and manage contracts for Geotechnical and Slope stabilization specialists as required for execution of the rock slope stabilization program
  • Develop processes for the management of slope hazards to meet Railway Safety Act requirements
  • Prepare and/or review geotechnical engineering designs, construction drawings, and estimates for geotechnical work as required
  • Participate in the development of standards, specifications and procedures for geotechnical matters relating to ballast source identification and quarry development
  • Participate in the development of single year and multi-year budget requests for management of rock slope and rock/soil tunnel hazards;  Perform inspections to to collect information and verify contractual requirements for Capital or Special Maintenance Authority (SMA) projects
  • Responsible for maintaining awareness and knowledge of current geo-hazard related regulations in both Canada and US pertaining to railway safety, workplace safety, and environmental regulations



  • University undergraduate degree with specialization in Geology, Geotechnical, Geological or Civil Engineering
  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical or Geological Engineering is preferred
  • Must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist in the Province of Alberta
  • At least 5 years of engineering experience in geotechnical or geological engineering or the design, construction and field supervision of geotechnical projects which should include at least 3 years of railway physical plant maintenance and construction experience and related progressive supervision experience
  • Computer literacy in the application of MS Word, MS Excel, SAP, Geo-slope and rock fall modelling and analysis 
  • Experience with tactically managing incident response work
  • Strong desire to solve problems and ability to use analytical techniques when required
  • Demonstrated ability to act and work  calmly under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication and leadership skills across multiple functions



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan (company matching)
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan (company matching)
  • 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
  • Education verification
  • Driver’s License Verification


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: 102337
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 50-60%

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