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Specialist, Resource and Capacity Planning

  • Req ID: 97325
  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 08/17/2022


Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, 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 Canadian Pacific.



The Specialist Resource and Capacity Planning develops, validates, supports and drives improvements to the integration of demand and resource plans, to provide a cohesive assessment of capacity and capability across all key resource and capacity planning groups, ensuring sufficient capacity exists to meet the expected demand.

The role develops, updates, improves and maintains models, creates simulations and multiple scenarios as well as generates strategic analyses of alternative operating methods and practices, articulating their relative merits and value.



  • Performs resource planning functions including the development and improvement of monthly, annual and multi-year forecasts for resource drivers such as train & people starts, workload metrics (car miles, train miles etc.), train productivity, train speed, locomotive productivity, fuel, car fleets and other key performance indicators. Assists with the integration and summation of the plans;
  • Develops variance reporting and scorecards against the corporate targets developed in #1 and the moving forecast. Collects, validates and improves data quality, analyzes the results and provides executive summaries to senior management and executive levels with any recommendations as required;
  • Analyzes key operations metrics based on forecasts and initiatives, and develops insights to inform the target setting process over the annual and multi-year time frames providing ranges and multiple scenarios;
  • Supports and leads the Resource and Capacity Planning process creating quarterly assessments of capability to meet the firm demand;
  • Develops improves and maintains models for the assessment of resource supply and constraints, in order to improve the Capacity planning process. This involves business leadership in the development or implementation of new technology and dashboards;
  • Works with cross functional stakeholders to ensure supply plans are in place and aligned with the required capacity, while strengthening relations with stakeholders and internal customers to integrate and consolidate processes.



  • University Degree in business, science, math or humanities;
  • 5+ years of work experience, railroad experience not mandatory, but preferred;
  • Working knowledge of forecasting demand and supply;
  • Computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, data base and project management);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary;  
  • Good problem solving abilities;
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods;
  • Working knowledge of data science;
  • Ability to provide advice, influence and persuade others.



  • 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 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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