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Manager Bridge Maintenance

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.



You will be responsible for ensuring the inspection, maintenance and construction of bridges, culverts, retaining walls and other railway structures including buildings and other facilities in accordance with the requirements of CP’s standards and any other applicable regulating/governing organizations.  You will oversee a staff of unionized employees to ensure safety and productivity in full compliance with standards, policies, regulations and operating rules.  In addition, you will provide leadership to help ensure the safe, reliable and cost-effective operation of the railway as it relates to the Structures Department.



  • Inspect bridges, culverts, retaining walls, Structures and Facilities in accordance with all applicable Regulatory and CPKC Policies and procedures
  • Heavily involved in the development and execution of multi-year construction and maintenance plans for assigned territory
  • Develop and execute Safety Programs to ensure that employees work in a safe and approved manner (compliance with Policies, SPC’s, Work practices)
  • Ensure that work is carried out in a manner that complies with applicable collective bargaining agreements
  • Supervise and lead staff to ensure the safe and effective execution of work
  • Responsible for cost-effective management and delivery of Capital, Programmed Expense and Operating budgets
  • Liaise and coordinate with regulatory agencies, third parties and other CPKC departments to ensure the timely execution of Structures maintenance and project work
  • Work interdependently with other CPKC operating departments and internal customers.



  • Previous experience in Engineering (Engineer/Technologist) is considered an asset
  • Previous experience in construction an asset
  • Must be or become a qualified bridge inspector
  • Effective communication skills, written/oral and understanding of computer systems
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal and mentoring skills



  • 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 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.



Medical Requirements:
CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety 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.


Drug Test Elements:

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CPKC safe and drug free. 


Background Investigation:

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


  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Driver’s License Verification
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service
  • 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 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 equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.



  • Req ID: 102816
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Marquette, Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 70-80%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: Level 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External




Nearest Major Market: Dubuque

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