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GIS Specialist Functional Analyst

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 are seeking a dynamic and experienced Functional GIS Specialist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the comprehensive management of GIS-related tasks including data gathering, process analysis, solution execution, and documentation.



  • Develop and manage interactive GIS Enterprise Portal layers, maps, and apps, utilizing tools like Experience Builder for groundbreaking GIS application and data delivery
  • Craft presentation maps and leverage off-the-shelf builders to ensure efficient GIS app development
  • Manage spatial data in various data store environments, Hosted, SDE and File Geodatabases
  • Conduct thorough analysis of spatial and tabular rail data to support informed business decision-making processes
  • Forge strong business relationships and employ profound GIS knowledge to spearhead solution-driven organizational change
  • Articulate requirements and specifications to design, propose, and implement process improvements using ESRI Enterprise GIS stack along with other pertinent GIS software including Bentley and Safe Software
  • Design solutions across various technology platforms within the GIS domain, aimed at bolstering the organization's objectives
  • Utilize established industry standards to ensure the solutions are deployable, scalable, and maintainable within a growing organization
  • Oversee the maintenance and support of both existing and newly implemented solutions, ensuring operational excellence



  • 4 - 6 years of practical experience and knowledge of principles, concepts, practices, techniques and tools in the areas of GIS. Using ESRI as core software
  • Familiarity with GIS software like Bentley and Safe Software is an asset
  • Strong analytical skills with a track record of analyzing spatial and tabular data



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension and/or retirement plans
  • 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.


Drug Test Elements:

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  New hires may be required to undergo a drug screen.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CPKC safe and drug free. 


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:       


  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Driver’s License verification and/or last 3 years of driving history if a requirement of the position
  • Background checks that may included 7 years of employment history and Social Security number 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.


For our US applicants, CPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities . For Canadian applicants 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:
  • Req ID: 102931
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: None
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External






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