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Manager, Environmental Operations - Calgary

  • Req ID: 81564
  • Department: Corporate Risk
  • 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
  • Deadline to apply: 11/26/2020


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




The Manager, Environmental Operations will lead a group of four environmental professionals in both Canada and US while overseeing and influencing environmental operations at CP.  Areas of control include facility environmental compliance, waste management, and environmental audits.  In addition the Manager Environmental Operations will participate in emergency preparedness and oversee environmental remediation and restoration projects associated with derailments and spills resulting from CP operations.  This position has system-wide responsibilities in both Canada and United States.




  • Provide direction to Environmental Officers by assigning work, advising on technical problems and reviewing work for technical accuracy and adequacy;
  • Oversees environmental operations budget and provides regular updates on progress and spend;
  • Ensures consistency in the application of Environmental Operations programs and policies;
  • Interprets Environmental Regulations and ensures conformance with applicable environmental regulations over multiple jurisdictions.  Identifies and communicates relevant environmental regulatory changes and updates;
  • Manages the corporate environmental audit program to assess compliance with regulatory requirements and conformance with corporate requirements.  Leads and reports on Audit corrective action planning and execution process;
  • Investigates and interprets environmental compliance including waste management, pollution prevention and abatement equipment as well as
  • Oversee the overall development, implementation and maintenance of tools for tracking environmental risks and values throughout the CP network (i.e. Environmental Risk GIS systems);
  • Has the ability to be called on to assist CP’s 24 hour operations in managing spills or other environmental incidents, including derailments, that require immediate attention;
  • Oversees the response, remediation and restoration of sites impacted by spills or large incidents (i.e. derailments);
  • Ensures that all specific jurisdictional regulatory process, including reporting requirements and milestones, are met and documented for each incident;
  • Manages process to track costs and measure effectiveness of environmental casualty accrual program.
  • Accepts delegated authority and is accountable to sign various permits and documents allowing the company to operate in compliance with regulatory guidelines. These may include Canada Tank permits, Spill Reports (Federal and Provincial), reclamation and remediation plans for spill mitigation due to derailments, letters of closure for previously impacted sites, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (United States Code of Federal Regulation (US CFR)), Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (US CFR), and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits (US CFR);
  • Provide direction, guidance and interpretations to internal stakeholders on environmental management matters;
  • Manages emergent special environmental issues as required;
  • Provides direction, guidance and interpretations to internal stakeholders on environmental regulatory matters;
  • Represents CP in the utmost professional manner while working with internal and external clients;





  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or Environmental Science;
  • Understanding of railway operations is an asset;
  • Professional designation in P.Eng. or P.Geo. is an asset;
  • Project Management experience;
  • Emergency and spill response experience is an asset;
  • 10 to 15 years environmental management experience;
  • Excellent working knowledge of current MS Office programs;
  • Excellent Oral & written communication with internal & external stakeholders;
  • Ability to influence and apply critical thinking;
  • Ability to build relationships internally with our operations team & with external clients/contractors.





  • 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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