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Engineering Foreman

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.



The Engineering Foreman is responsible for inspecting track structures and roadbed for conditions that might endanger or delay trains; ensure compliance with maintenance standards; ensure compliance with regulatory standards; and where warranted, facilitate and/or supervise maintenance and repair of defective conditions.



  • Delivers regulatory compliance for respective geographic territory as required under regulation to ensure safe, compliant infrastructure is maintained
  • Inspects track at required intervals and maintains proper records of the inspections; notes and tracks corrective actions for exceptions
  • Sets work priorities and objectives daily and makes recommendations to the Roadmaster
  • Ensures that all maintenance performed on the assigned territory aligns with current standards
  • Confirms that track is safe for authorized train speeds or protected accordingly
  • Organizes and supervises the selective renewal of various track components
  • Manages safe and efficient work conditions
  • Plans work and allocate resources to ensure timely accomplishment of tasks
  • Applies performance management and interpersonal skills to ensure timely feedback and coaching as required to maintain discipline and improve performance
  • Conducts engineering activities at major derailments and natural disasters




  • Valid Class B CDL with an acceptable driving record
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • One-year prior experience in track construction, track restoration, & FRA 213 required
  • Able to work in a team environment and possess verbal and written communication skills sufficient to coordinate work and relate track conditions to co-workers, typically via telephone and radio
  • Must have requisite color vision acuity
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
  • Able to work in conditions that include loud noise
  • Work on and around heavy machinery, bend, lift, walk, stand and sit in confined spaces for extended periods of time and use hand and power tools
  • Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner




  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



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.



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
  • 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. 




With Job Requisition Fields

  • Req ID: 102891
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Meridian, Mississippi
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 50-60%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade:
  • Job Available to: Internal & External


Nearest Major Market: Meridian

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