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Signals & Communications Manager Construction

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.



Accountable for providing the guidance and managerial leadership of employees responsible for the installation and maintenance of signals & communications systems in accordance with S&C Standards and Regulatory requirements to permit the safe operation of trains on the territory.



  • Directs safety leadership and fosters continuous improvement in workplace safety
  • Monitors performance of the construction services delivered for safety/quality and initiates corrective action where appropriate; Implements policies, processes, and procedures to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Identifies and recommends innovative work methods, new processes, and best practices
  • Accountable for completion and requirements of S&C Construction RED Book and Recommended Practices for construction projects
  • Liaises with Regulatory agencies for compliance and new installations
  • Liaises with Third Party (State, Federal, Utility Commission, Municipalities, etc.)
  • Manage the work performed and within budgetary guidelines
  • Coach/mentor direct reports to improve their effectiveness, assess personal effectiveness and provide development opportunities
  • Provide input to modify the integrated plan according to adjustments in demand and schedule
  • Fully utilize the collective agreement for effective work management



  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Bachelor Science Electrical Engineering or Associate of Applied Science in Electronics - Preferred 
  • 5 Years of railroad signal Construction/Maintenance experience
  • Working knowledge about railroad signal principles and equipment
  • Knowledge and comprehension about collective bargaining agreements
  • Knowledgeable about signal standards
  • Knowledgeable about the Code of Federal Regulations Parts 234, 235, and 236
  • Knowledgeable about the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Demonstrated ability in Planning, Prioritizing and Execution to the plan
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook/Visio)
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written
  • Leadership and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be available for emergency situations
  • Sense of urgency
  • Significant travel and overnight stays
  • Demonstrated commitment to regulatory compliance
  • Proven dedication to leading safety initiatives
  • Dedicated to safe, on-time, on budget, quality construction
  • May be required to obtain a certification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.  


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • 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.


Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Driver’s License Verification


CPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


  • Req ID: 102839
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 70-80%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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