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Managing Director Safety

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.



Provides oversight and direction to ensure the proper design, implementation, and administration of CPKC Operating safety programs, policies, and procedures to support CPKC Safety Culture objectives.



  • Uses extensive knowledge of railroad operations to assess the level of compliance with all CPKC and FRA safety rules and regulations
  • Provides guidance to a diversified Operations leadership team on both strategic and tactical efforts to improve safety incident reduction
  • Conducts regular risk assessments, incident drill downs, root cause analysis, audits to monitor and validate compliance with all safety initiatives
  • Participates as a member of the joint operational testing teams
  • Assists all Department leaders research, analysis, development of actions plans as necessary and incident response when necessary
  • Conducts thorough incident reviews, reenactments to determine the root-cause, corrective actions necessary for sustained improvements and perform operational efficiency testing
  • Exemplifies CPKC Vision, Core Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders
  • Interface with internal and external stakeholders in promoting and leading an increased level of safety accident prevention and regulatory compliance
  • Provide expertise/guidance in the development of specific functional safety programs
  • Actively participate in the investigation of serious safety incidents
  • Coordinate safety communication strategy
  • Audit safety performance of the functions
  • Ability to analyze safety data and use knowledge to guide actions



  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant operations experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is preferred
  • Post-secondary education, preferably in the safety field
  • Ability to capture change improvement opportunities and incorporate into policies and programs
  • Practical knowledge of internal and external programs and regulations, US and Canada
  • Strong multi-functional operations and safety background
  • Ability to analyze data, identify trends, and develop solutions
  • Ability to earn credibility across respective functions
  • Strong leadership in sponsoring of policies/programs
  • Strong Administrative
  • Influence functional superintendents to ensure sustainability
  • Articulate best practices with other Class 1 railroads



  • 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:

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.


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; 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: 102350
  • Department: Operations Central Division
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 80-90%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External




Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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