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Locomotive Expense and Capital Specialist

Req ID: 79847

Department: Mechanical Loco

Job Type: Full-Time

Position Type: Non-Union

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Country: Canada

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# of Positions: 1

Job Available to: Internal & External

Deadline to apply: 09/25/2020


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides 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.



To develop and direct comprehensive and cost effective maintenance programs and scheduling for CPR locomotives, both leased and owned, to ensure locomotive availability is maximized within budgetary and regulatory requirements to meet Integrated Operating Plan (IOP) requirements.



  • Provides goodness of function support for the Locomotive maintenance and servicing processes which are executed under LRC’s and field operations;
  • Provides operational recommendations from a financial perspective;
  • Monitors outsourced locomotive maintenance agreements involving:  assist with negotiating changes to contracts, ensuring the OEM fleet meets locomotive contractual requirements and that controls are in place for the effective cross-billing of charges related to the locomotive contracts;
  • Retrieves, compiles and analyzes contract information and data for the effective administration of the Warranty Service Agreements;
  • Processing and/or validate invoicing associated with the Warranty Service Agreements;
  • Supports the annual preparation and monthly outlook for the budgets associated with Locomotive maintenance and Servicing;
  • Supports the capital planning requirements as related to the warranty service agreements and as required for Locomotive Maintenance and servicing;
  • Supports Improvements in operational effectiveness through lean continuous improvement, system and standard setting, performance scorecards, and leveraging process management;
  • Supports the justification of equipment modifications and/or changes to maintenance procedures.
  • Participates in locomotive long-term planning teams


  • A University or College Degree with a concentration in finance;
  • Strong financial acumen;
  • 5 plus years’ experience in locomotives or heavy equipment industries;
  • Experience in Contract Management;
  • Strong Technical Skills such as analytical/statistical, risk evaluation, financial analysis and Social Process skills;
  • Facilitation skills at an intergroup level, which may involve group on group observation and feedback:
  • Ability to influence;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Results focused, applying oneself to support 24x7 operations.



  • 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.


Medical Requirements:

Operating safely is a core foundation of CP. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate the environment and our assets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace. CP’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments.   All new hires for a safety sensitive position will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol and drug audit assessment. Pre-employment qualification drug test(s) are also required.


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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