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Manager Signals & Communications Maintenance- Chapleau ON

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.



As the Manager Signals & Communications Maintenance you are accountable for providing the guidance and managerial leadership of employees for controlling the on-going maintenance of Signals & Communications (S&C) systems in accordance with S&C Standards and Regulatory requirements to permit the safe operation of trains on the territory



  • Direct safety leadership and fosters continuous improvement in workplace safety and ensures execution of all safety plan activities
  • Monitor performance of the services delivered and initiates corrective action where appropriate
  • Provide feedback to the Assistant GM S&C Operations, Director/Asst Director S&C Operations on Process Management improvement opportunities (Identifies and recommends innovative work methods, new processes and best practices)
  • Ensure compliance with and implements policies, processes and procedures to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Achieve appropriate KPI’s set out for area of responsibility
  • Provide timely completion and documentation of regulatory testing
  • Coordinate inspections and liaises with Regulatory agencies and outside organizations for compliance and new installations
  • Manage the work performed and within approved budgetary guidelines
  • Provide recommendation on short and long term capital and expense plans, assists in development of S&C estimates and provides project justification, as required
  • Coach/mentor direct reports to improve their effectiveness, assess personal effectiveness and provide development opportunities
  • Provide timely and effective initial Engineering response to emergent conditions
  • Provide management of engineering materials on territory and proper inventory
  • Manage and Provide Emergency Response for Systems within S&C control at  Alyth Switching Yard



  • High school diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Post-secondary electronics diploma would be considered an asset
  • Must have minimum of 5 years’ Maintenance and/or Construction experience
  • Knowledge of S&C Principles and equipment
  • Knowledge of S&C Standards and Regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge and comprehension of collective agreements
  • Demonstrated ability in Planning, Prioritizing and Execution to the plan
  • Good computer skills (word, excel, PP, SAP, CAM’s)
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Ability to be on call 24/7 and may be required to respond to incidents on other territories



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • 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.


Medical Requirements:
Operating safely is a core foundation of CPKC. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate, the environment and our assets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace. CPKC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments.   All new hires for a safety sensitive position will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessment. Pre-employment qualification drug test(s) are also required. This includes candidates participating in the Trainee Program who will also be required to pass a drug test during the training process before receiving final qualification for the position.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Education verification
  • Driver’s License Verification


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: 102256
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Chapleau, Ontario
  • Country: Canada
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External


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