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Manager Production - Davenport, IA

  • Req ID: 83265
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Davenport, Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 80-90%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: Level 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 03/07/2021


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides 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. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit



Provide the required leadership to safely execute assigned Production projects. Manage the daily operation of Production projects. Provide leadership accountability for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity and financial metrics.



  • Ensure regulatory compliance for respective project assignments;
  • Ensures the application of CP policies, safety practices, and procedures by all direct reports;
  • Delivers specified safety, service, and financial outputs/results expected within assigned projects;
  • Investigate failures of CP policies, safety practices and procedures;
  • Participate in the development of and Implement work processes/changes that achieve continuous improvement;
  • Delivers expected quality to the approved scope of work;
  • Executes work in a manner consistent with labor agreements;
  • Maintains cross functional relationships and ensures clear cross functional working relationships between all direct reports;
  • Coach direct reports to improve their effectiveness;
  • Reviews planned capital work, confirms material and execution requirements, advises internal customers on work execution requirements.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • 5 years of progressive Supervisory experience in Track Renewal/Maintenance;
  • Working knowledge of Red Book, SPC,s GEI, GCOR(US);
  • Demonstrated capability to apply relevant knowledge and technical skills to monitor and direct assigned project work;
  • Capability to manage a project plan/schedule;
  • Ability to manage priorities and ensure delivery of planned/expected key performance metrics;
  • People leadership skills;
  • Ability to influence peers, cross functional co-managers and leadership team;
  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues;
  • Knowledge of computer systems.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement 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.


Medical Requirements:

CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety critical/sensitive position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol and drug audit assessments. Qualification drug test(s) are also required.


Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history
  • Social Security number verification


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/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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