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Manager Signals & Communications 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.



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



  • Direct safety leadership and fosters continuous improvement in workplace safety and ensures execution of all safety plan activities
  • Monitor performance of the services delivered and initiates corrective action where appropriate
  • Provide feedback to the Division Engineering Manager/Division Engineer, Superintendent S&C on Process Management improvement opportunities (Identifies and recommends innovative work methods, new processes and best practices)
  • Ensure compliance with and implements policies, processes and procedures to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Achieve appropriate KPI’s set out for area of responsibility
  • Provide timely completion and documentation of regulatory testing
  • Coordinate inspections and liaises with Regulatory agencies and outside organizations for compliance and new installations
  • Manage the work performed and within approved budgetary guidelines
  • Provide recommendation on short and long-term capital and expense plans, assists in development of S&C estimates and provides project justification, as required
  • Coach/mentor direct reports to improve their effectiveness, assess personal effectiveness and provide development opportunities
  • Provide timely and effective initial Engineering response to emergent conditions
  • Provide management of engineering materials on territory and proper inventory



  • Minimum High School diploma and an Electronics Diploma an asset
  • 5 yrs + Maintenance and/or Construction experience
  • Thorough knowledge and comprehension of collective agreements
  • Thorough knowledge of S&C Principles and equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of S&C Standards and Regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated ability in Planning, Prioritizing and Execution to the plan
  • Good computer skills (word, excel, PP, SAP, CAM’s)
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be on call 24/7 and may be required to respond to incidents on other territories



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive company pension plan

  • Employee Share Purchase

  • Performance Incentive Program

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy




Medical Requirements: 
CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety sensitive 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
  • Driver’s License Verification
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service
  • Social Security number verification


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


  • Req ID: 101808
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Lacrosse, Wisconsin
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 70-80%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External


Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona

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