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Specialist Regulatory Affairs - Calgary AB

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.



The successful candidate will provide subject matter expertise and interpretation on Canadian and US safety and security regulatory requirements related to railway operations so that CPKC can meet regulatory compliance while mitigating impacts to Operations.  This will include actively working with all internal departments, including operations managers and field personnel, as well as representing CPKC with various regulatory agencies in Canada and the US to respond to regulatory inquiries and oversight. 



  • Liaise between various CPKC internal departments and federal government/regulatory agencies in Canada and the US to respond to regulatory matters, including accident investigations and regulatory findings such as violations, safety advisories and letters of non-compliance from regulatory agencies within deadlines
  • Work with internal departments to develop appropriate responses related to the safety and security of all Operations functions (Train Operations & Dispatching; Engineering; Mechanical), including obtaining relevant sign-offs and filing responses within required timelines to requests from government / regulatory agencies
  • Manage assigned regulatory responses so that filing; deadlines and retention requirements are met
  • Perform scheduled and adhoc regulatory analysis and reporting for the Board of Directors, CPKC External Reporting (e.g. Regulatory & Public/Investor), CPKC Senior Management and other CPKC internal stakeholders
  • Manage and improve internal regulatory affairs’ processes and documentation management to ensure efficiency and consistency
  • Provide regulatory support; subject expertise and interpretations to internal stakeholders on existing, new and emerging safety and security regulations in Canada and the US including:
    • US: 49 CFR Transportation (Sections 200-299 Federal Railroad Administration; 800-899 National Transportation Safety Board; 1500-1699 Transportation Security Administration); OSHA
    • Canada: Regulations and rules under the Railway Safety Act, Transportation Safety Board Act and Part II of the Canada Labour Code
  • Prepare and coordinate formal applications with regulatory agencies for relief from regulatory requirements (e.g. waivers, exemptions, petitions) to overcome regulatory hurdles / barriers that impede operational efficiency
  • Represent CPKC in various regulatory forums and industry committees in Canada and the US to understand and influence emerging regulatory requirements related to safety, security and operations
  • Represent CPKC with federal regulatory agencies (e.g. TC; ESDC; TSB; DOT/FRA; OSHA; DHS/TSA; USCG) and industry associations/committees



  • Must possess a University degree
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, planning and process skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access
  • Ability to influence without having positional authority
  • Ability to deal with and resolve conflict appropriately
  • Must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external parties
  • Able to act strategically to balance big-picture concerns with day-to-day activities and stay informed about regulatory changes, industry practices and new developments relative to CPKC’s mission and strategies
  • Able to build support by leveraging contacts, giving compelling reasons and responding effectively to the positions and reactions of others
  • Adaptable and responds resourcefully to new demands and challenges
  • Strong knowledge of US & Canadian safety, security and operating federal regulatory and reporting requirements
  • Experience working with regulatory processes, operations and/or analysis
  • Regulatory/Political process knowledge
  • Railway operations knowledge
  • Must be able to travel cross border



  • 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: 102664
  • Department: Law
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External





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