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Project Manager - Innovation Programs


  • Department: Strategic Planning
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 10-20%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/30/2020


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. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit



As part of the Innovation and transformation team, the Project Manager will be responsible for leading Innovation lab experimentation and innovation council activities along with medium scale business transformation projects.



  • Create MYP planning and Technology Portfolio planning and execution;
  • Work with Business Transformation Partners to lead organizational planning, re-engineering and transformation initiatives (benefits management, program stakeholder management and program governance) for medium scaled business transformation initiatives;
  • Monitor the delivery of chosen/approved projects for cross-functional clients and ensures the solution delivered meets the business specification and enables benefits realization;
  • Lead Innovation council/ innovation experimentation projects working closely with MD- EA & Innovation lab;
  • Monitor and audit IS projects that will directly impact/influence business processes and provide inputs to Director Portfolio to call out risks/issues/impacts within steering committees/stage gates;
  • Provide regular cadence and status updates of projects in flights. Manage risk management initiatives including risk planning, execution and response development;
  • Manage and foster communication and collaboration between Business and IS, where necessary.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Computer Science or Engineering is a definite asset;
  • Project management (PMP or Scrum master certification is a must);
  • Prior railway experience is desirable;
  • 4 years or more of Project management with experience in AGILE and Waterfall methodologies;
  • Experience in leading innovation projects, design thinking labs and business projects;
  • Roadmap development, Innovation lab experience is preferred;
  • Account/customer relationship management;
  • Ability to work with the interface between IS and the business;
  • Ability to work with and communicate to any level of the organization;
  • Collaborative leadership;
  • Self-motivated and managed;
  • Strong oral, listening, and written communication skills;
  • Influence and persuasion.




  • 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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