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Assistant Roadmaster

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.



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 CPKC 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 CPKC 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 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
  • Education verification
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military
  • 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: 102352
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Laredo, Texas
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 70-80%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: Level 5
  • Job Available to: Internal & External



Nearest Major Market: San Antonio
Nearest Secondary Market: San Antonio

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