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Manager, Technical Training (Engineering)

  • Req ID: 98206
  • Department: Technical Training
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 20-30%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 3
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 09/27/2022


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 Technical Training – Engineering is responsible for the delivery of training for Engineering and managing the instructors to deliver to the plan.  They also are responsible for ensuring the design and implementation of training programs for Engineering is consistent. Manager responsibility includes developing and implementing yearly training plans, managing workforce to deliver to the plan and meeting regulatory and customer service requirements. The Manager Technical Training is accountable to the Director, Training and operates within the context and prescribed limits.



  • Accountable for the planning and delivery of training for their client group in support of the business strategies and performance improvement targets for Engineering;
  • Accountable for identifying yearly training requirements and providing an organization to deliver the training cost effectively that meets business strategies;
  • Manage the planning processes for the delivery of initial training, certification training, recurrent training skill upgrade of new hires and existing employees;
  • Accountable for budgets. Prepare Technical Training for their function for approval by senior management and manages budgets. Develop SMA requests for Engineering approval and manages approved SMA’s;
  • Accountable for the developing training plans with strategic partners and training providers;
  • Accountable to manage the entry of training records into training system for training provided to Engineering;
  • Accountable to ensure consistency in training design for Engineering;
  • Accountable to develop appropriate organization structure to meet Engineering’s training and implementation needs;
  • Accountable for improving training processes in Engineering;
  • Accountable for maintaining, facilitating, and leading the STI (Supervisor Track Inspection), LMT-E (Leadership Management Training - Engineering) programs, and other programs as necessary;
  • Accountable for building, maintaining, managing, and leading the LMT-E program; and
  • Instill and deliver a safe work environment by ensuring all government regulations affecting workplace health and safety are complied with.



  • High school with post-secondary education in Adult Education preferred;
  • Previous work experience in railroad Engineering;
  • Previous training experience is preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years of railroad field experience leading a team, with excellent safety record;
  • Hold a valid driver license;
  • In-depth experience in Engineering’s work activities;
  • Understanding of Adult Education Principles is preferred;
  • Leadership experience;
  • Understanding of Instructional Design process is preferred;
  • The ability to apply business acumen to area of accountability;
  • Planning, Consulting and Negotiation Skills;
  • Interpersonal skills with client groups and unions;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate with senior executives;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple schedules and hold people accountable;
  • Proven exceptional time management skills, detail oriented;
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines;
  • Have a high sense of urgency, ability to prioritize work, and make decisions in alignment with CP’s Values and 5 Foundations;
  • Highly organized and excellent working knowledge of MS Office products (Outlook, excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint);
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends and be available 24/7 to respond to operational requirements; and
  • Must be able to travel periodically.



  • 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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