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Supervisor, Bid Awards

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Pursuant to the Government of Canada's mandate that all federally-regulated employers require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, CP requires all prospective employees to confirm their vaccination status, as part of the hiring process and as a condition of continued employment.


  • Req ID: 95184
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1 
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 05/27/2022


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 Supervisor Bid Award will support the Engineering union staffing needs in the field through the Engineering Bid Award process, including maintenance of seniority lists, emergency/urgent call-outs, and conduct labour research as needed.



  • Manage the bid award process/application;
  • Prepare job bulletins of positions requested and approved by field managers for posting;
  • Collect/organize bids;
  • Prepare awards and obtain approvals from field managers for posting;
  • Adhere to by the bid award schedule for all stakeholders;
  • Report on data errors as they arise and help identify process improvements;
  • Maintain/update seniority lists;
  • Execute the layoff and recall process as required for seasonal/temporary employees;
  • Coordinate/perform callouts for emergency and non-emergency workforce needs;
  • Retrieve, organize, validate and summarize labour data (seniority, training, return to work, seat stability, mileage allowances, etc.);
  • Establish constructive relationships with field managers, unionized employees and union leadership;
  • Other related duties as required.



  • High school diploma or GED Equivalent required; post-secondary diploma is an asset;
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in the advanced use of Microsoft Office applications, particularly MS Excel;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of SAP applications;
  • Ability to pay attention to detail;
  • Ability to understand and process information from various groups;
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people from the front line-employee to senior management with courtesy and integrity;
  • Ability to work with established processes and to develop new processes;
  • Proven ability to work well with others on an individual, team and project basis;
  • Ability to exhibit exceptional patience, balance with strong, proactive approach to get things done and continuous improvement of CP core principles;
  • Understanding of railway field operations is an asset;
  • Understanding of collective agreements is an asset.



  • 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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