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Manager, System Environmental Assessment

  • Req ID: 100668
  • Department: Corporate Risk
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 20-30%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 04/30/2023


*This posting is subject to CP actually taking control*


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



CP is seeking a mid-career, experienced professional to develop and lead our growing natural environment permitting team in the US. This leader will apply their experience in environmental permitting and relationship building to help ensure CP’s proposed projects move forward in a timely manner.



  • Lead the team responsible for conducting Environmental Assessments and securing environmental permits and approvals in the US while seeking ways to reduce consultant costs; 
  • Develop and lead the implementation of strategies to reduce CP’s environmental permitting requirements and costs;
  • Develop and lead the building of relationships with key environmental regulators including the US Army Corp of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Surface Transportation Board Office of Environmental Analysis and the Environmental Protection Agency;
  • Analysis and the Environmental Protection Agency;.
  • Engage and lead technical consultants so that projects (necessary to ensuring safe railway operations and keeping our commitments to customers) remain on schedule and budget;
  • Interact with internal Project Managers and Project Sponsors during project planning to ensure that environmental requirements and timelines are captured during early project phases and commitments to customers and other stakeholders can be maintained;
  • Represent CP and exercise judgement in discussions and negotiations with regulatory authorities regarding railroad environmental issues;
  • Lead the evaluation process for environmental risks associated with CP projects as well as third party projects on CP property;
  • Direct environmental consultants engaged to complete technical studies on behalf of CP and ensure that their work meets CP technical requirements as well as schedule and budget requirements.
  • Develop the technical and leadership skillsets of the members of the US environmental assessment team.



  • University degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences or a related discipline;
  • Excellent knowledge of environmental regulatory requirements as they apply to federally regulated railroads;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and concepts;
  • Good decision making and problem solving abilities;
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of Applications;
  • Ability to lead and direct a team of professionals and technical consultants;
  • Flexibility and the ability to assess situations quickly, develop solutions and take corrective action is critical;
  • Influence and persuasion skills;
  • Ability to see an issue from another party’s point of view and suggest outcomes which will be mutually beneficial;
  • Bilingual (English / Spanish) considered an asset



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program
  • Flexible Work Environment



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Drug Test Elements:

CP 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 CP 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 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: Kansas City

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