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Operations Dispatching Manager

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 Operations Dispatching Manager is responsible for the safe, efficient, and timely movement of all trains.  Supervising forces employed in handling track warrants.

This position will be relocating down to Kansas City, MO in summer of 2024.



  • Dispatch train and engineering movements on the railroad in a safe and efficient manner
  • Issues necessary track authorities to safely move trains across the railroad
  • Issues necessary track authorities for protection of engineering personnel
  • Records information as required by the railroad and the federal government
  • Informs Director Dispatching of the overall operations of trains and any delays
  • Issues necessary Track Bulletins to protect trains and engineering personnel
  • Provides for the prompt movement of cars when billed, reporting any delayed car movement to the Director Dispatching
  • Assists in the investigations of train accidents and personal injuries, when required
  • Complies with all rules, office procedures, and requirements of Transportation Health and Safety Plan
  • Skilled communication with individuals at all levels of the organization.



  • High School Graduate or equivalent required
  • One to three years’ experience in Transportation or Train Operations preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of General Code of Operating Rules, Timetables, Operations Supervisor Manuals, and Notices including passing of required exams
  • Pervious Train Dispatcher or comparable experience preferred
  • Must be able to become familiar with train operations and associated rules
  • Must be able to form a good understanding of physical characteristics of the railroad
  • Must possess ability to analyze rapidly and be capable of making quick decisions
  • Must be computer literate and possess the ability to master computerized train control applications
  • Requires shift work as assigned , including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Good communication skills
  • Good color vision required



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



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 critical 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: 101689
  • Department: Operations Southern Division
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External










Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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