Assistant Roadmaster - Glenwood, MN

  • Req ID: 75638
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Glenwood, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 70-80%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: Level 5
  • Compensation Rate:
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 08/28/2019


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


  • Leadership accountability for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity and financial metrics;
  • Support the Roadmaster to ensure safe, reliable track infrastructure and cost effective engineering services on the geographic territory to permit the safe and efficient train operations;
  • Provide professional oversight and deliver regulatory compliance for respective geographic territory as required under regulation to ensure safe, compliant infrastructure is maintained.



  • Assist the Roadmaster in ensuring the application of CP safety practices, policies and procedures by all direct reports;
  • Assist the Roadmaster with the delivery of specified safety, compliance, service, and financial outputs/results expected within their geographic territory, and implements work processes changes that achieve continuous improvement;
  • Directs, coordinates, and/or implements emergency response to service interruptions for geographical territory and maintains/executes seasonal plans related to winter, spring/flood, and fire;
  • Assists Roadmaster with the management of employees within the Terms of the Collective Agreement and assists in handling disputes and grievances;
  • Establishes/maintains cross functional relationships within their geographic territory and ensures clear cross functional working relationships between all direct reports;
  • Assists Roadmaster with current year execution and assists with gathering information for annual/multiyear capital planning priorities;
  • Monitors quality assurance of TP&E projects.



  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues;
  • High school graduation or (GED) General Equivalency Diploma is required; post-secondary education and training an asset;
  • Knowledge of Collective Agreement language;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Engineering Department as Foreman and/or Supervisory experience is preferred;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written;
  • Demonstrated capability to apply relevant knowledge and technical skills to monitor adherence to CP policies and standards as well as regulatory requirements;
  • Capability to develop and manage a project plan/schedule;
  • A functional understanding that includes, but is not limited to:
    • Red Book of Track Requirements
    • General Code of Operating Rules
    • Roadway Worker Protection
    • Safety Rules and Recommended Practices for ES employees
    • FRA Part 213
  • Basic computer use ( Word and Excel);
  • People leadership;
  • Ability to influence peers, cross functional co-managers and leadership team.



  • 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 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.

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