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Leadership Management Trainee - Engineering - System Wide - CA


  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Western Canada, Western Canada
  • Country: Canada
  • # of Positions: 4
  • Deadline to apply: 11/30/2022


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 Canadian Pacific (CP) Leadership Management Trainee Program may be a great next step for you and your career.


We are looking for highly motivated individuals willing to learn and develop their leadership skills and to lead and develop a highly effective Engineering team. 


This is a front-line leadership role at CP; aligned with CP’s foundations, values, company goals and vision. The successful management trainee will lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments, drive continuous improvement and balance the operational requirements with team and employee development. 


You must have the ability to relocate within the CP network in Canada upon start and/or during career progression or based on business needs or requirements.



This intensive 7 month training program begins with a one week introduction to CP where the Leadership Management Trainees will receive an in-depth company overview. You will be exposed to CP’s core business by completing an 11 week Manager Conductor Training course, and up to 16 week manager specific training package for engineering leaders. Throughout your training, you will be given the theoretical railway knowledge, practical hands on experience, a sound understanding of CP’s best practices, and CP’s leadership training. This training is specifically designed to give a new front-line Engineering employee the skills and tools necessary to succeed in your new role. Upon graduation of the LMT-E program you will be placed within CP's network as a Supervisor, Production in our Engineering Department.


As a Supervisor, Production, you will ensure safe and efficient leadership of production crews assigned to capital work projects for Track Renewal programs and Infrastructure improvements.



  • Develop leadership skills to engage employees in the management of Engineering Operations across CP’s Network;
  • Available to participate, successfully complete, and pass the training program with all course material completed on time;
  • Attend training at various CP locations which will require you to be away from home;
  • Must complete and pass train conductor certification and be able to participate in the Management Conductor Program;
  • Lead employees with clear direction, and provide coaching or guidance as necessary;
  • Safely execute and manage scope of work for CP’s Track Renewal program and repairs (replacing rails, ties, switches, and ballast);
  • Set work priorities and objectives daily and make recommendations to the General Roadmaster;
  • Ensure that all maintenance performed on assigned territory complies with current standards, and validate track is safe for authorized train speeds or is protected accordingly;
  • Organize and supervise selective renewal of various track components in a productive manner;
  • Communicate with respect and professionalism to all internal and external stakeholders to ensure high level of productivity and customer service;
  • Build trust and credibility through relationships of your team and with union representation;
  • Execute work in a manner consistent with labour agreement for Production Crews.



  • Must be willing to relocate within the CP network upon start, and/or during career progression, or to meet business needs;
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent;
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma is preferred;
  • Technical Trade education or certification considered an asset;
  • Previous supervisory experience in an industrial environment (Railway, transportation, construction, logistics, supply chain management, military, airlines, mining, manufacturing, etc.);
  • Previous supervisory experience leading a unionized workforce considered an asset;
  • Past railway experience and proven record in track work capacity (Basic Track Maintenance, Foreman, Machine Operator positions) would be a benefit;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate CP policies, procedures, project plans, safety guidelines etc;
  • Demonstrated ability to actively manage several tasks simultaneously, and prioritize as necessary;
  • Ownership and accountability of tasks or issues throughout end to end process with minimal supervision;
  • Capability to understand and apply safety practices such as Railway Track Safety Rules (RTSR), and Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR), Efficiency testing etc;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and work situations;
  • Ability to work various shiftwork schedule(s) in the field with mobility to travel, work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays to support 24/7 operation;
  • Must have valid Driver’s License.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Graduation Rewards package
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy 


Program Location:

The majority of training will take place in Calgary; however some on the job training will be required in the field within various provinces or territories throughout CP’s network.



Future relocation may be required at time of final placement in a front line managerial position for the successful management trainee. The candidate can be relocated to any location across the CP system.


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 critical 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. This includes candidates participating in the Trainee Program who will also be required to pass a drug test during the training process before receiving final qualification for the position.


Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check 
  • Driver’s License Verification


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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