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Senior Project Manager

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



  • Project Initiation
    • Work with technical and business leaders to define project investment opportunities, including scope, schedule, budget, and benefits
    • Identify and negotiate project resource requirements with delivery organizations (internal & external), set delivery expectations, and evaluate delivery performance;
  • Project Delivery
    • Direct accountability for planning and executing one or more Agile or Waterfall projects as solution scope requires to project performance criteria (on time, within scope, on budget, and meeting quality standards) as defined in the project statement(s);
    • Develop project estimate basis using Agile software development estimation techniques
    • Advanced project management practical expertise across knowledge areas: scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk and procurement and integration management;
    • Work with Product and resource owners to identify internal and external stakeholders, and then lead stakeholders management activities throughout the project life cycle;
    • Own the development and review of project requirements with Product Owners, Solution Architects, and Technical Leads to ensure project will deliver to the planned benefits
    • Facilitate interactions between Technical Leads, Project Delivery Staff, and QE Leads to ensure that project delivery and testing completion are aligned
    • Facilitate cross-departmental project delivery activities, and gain commitment for delivery while managing competing demands, to ensure that project delivery dates are not compromised
    • Plan project implementations, facilitate implementation dry runs, and lead Go live activities to ensure production implementations do not adversely impact the production environment
    • Escalate material issues and risks to leadership in a timely fashion
    • Ensure that Organizational Change Management activities are completed to drive product adoption
    • Ensure that Transition to Support is planned for, completed, and approved  so that the support organization can support all new or modified systems
  • Project Controls
    • Follow IS PMO processes regarding deliverables, stage gates, and controls in accordance with SOX and management controls compliance;
    • Create and maintain project financials across project cost budget managed in SAP, PPM and Excel; provide accurate and timely project financial submissions;
    • Develop, monitor and control all aspects of project delivery in accordance with CPKC IS PMO and project management best practices
    • Develop, and support the development, of presentations to senior management regarding project scope, schedule, budget, and current status updates.
  • Team Leadership
    • Provide project leadership:  set clear goals, engage team members, resolve conflict and recognize team member contributions appropriately;
    • Conduct regular lessons learned sessions to ensure continuous improvement of project teams.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, multitasking, problem solving and negotiating skills;
    • Appreciating and understanding how to deal with different cultural values and sensitivities;
    • Ability to rapidly adapt, set priorities and respond to changes in fast-paced environment;
    • Self-starter, the successful candidate demonstrates strong accountability and pride of ownership to deliver quality solutions;



  • Significant experience leading large, multi-stakeholder information systems projects;
  • Post-secondary education (University, College), in Commerce/Business, Engineering, Technology or Computer Science;
  • Demonstrated expertise of project management planning tools (MS Project preferred) and associated MS Office products (such as; Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Experience / successful track record, working in a team-oriented environment (demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships);
  • Managed Software and Technology Development, and/or Application Integration projects using primary Iterative, Agile or Waterfall Project methodologies;
  • Decision and problem solving at the root cause and complexity level;
  • Experience in understanding business / technical strategies and communicating these needs to the governing bodies, to ensure programs / projects and services are delivered as agreed.
  • Lead statement of work (SOW) development, participate in contract negotiations, and manage Vendors and materials delivery;



  • Project Management Professional certificate (PMP);
  • Rapidly learn new business processes and operating practices, and apply this knowledge to improve project planning and delivery;




  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



As an employer with North American 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 CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”.





  • Req ID: 101216
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 4
  • Job Grade: 3
  • Job Available to: Internal & External








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