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Specialist, Environmental Remediation

  • Req ID: 100575

  • Department: Corporate Risk

  • Position Type: Non-Union

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN

  • Country: United States

  • % of Travel: 30-40%

  • # of Positions: 1

  • Job Available to: Internal & External


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit



*CP is honoured to be included in S&P Global’s Sustainability Yearbook for the third time based on our leadership in environmental, social, governance and economic dimensions.

To be listed in the Yearbook, companies must score within the top 15 percent of their industry and must achieve an S&P Global Sustainability Score within 30 percent of their industry’s top-performing company.



The Specialist, Environmental Remediation is responsible for the management of a portfolio of sites in the Remediation (Environmental Accrual) Program that identifies, defines and reports environmental risks and assists with the development and growth of the Environmental Remediation program and services at CP. The selected candidate will design and implement remedial measures for environmental remediation sites, included within the 10-year strategic plan. The Specialist, Environmental Remediation supports environmental risk evaluation and remediation for internal customers relating to negotiation, litigation and land transactions, and has leadership accountability for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity and financial metrics.



  • Manages a portfolio of sites in the Environmental Remediation Program and directs the design and implementation of remedial measures for various sites included in the 10-year strategic plan;

  • Leads the environmental risk evaluation process for various internal customers including developing remediation strategies for land transactions and assessing environmental components of projects as they relate to negotiation/litigation and land monetization activities. (cross-functional);

  • Supports and develops the environmental risk evaluation process for various internal customers including developing remediation strategies for land transactions and assessing environmental components of projects as they relate to negotiation/litigation and land monetization activities;

  • Manages environmental consultants and contractors to attain goals of the remediation program by providing direction and oversight;

  • Supports, develops and maintains a reporting framework of key metrics that clearly communicates critical environmental information to senior management and stakeholders;

  • Manages implementation of the Environmental Accrual Accounting Policy as it applies to CP sites, to maintain Finance and SOX compliance.  This includes recommendations to Finance for booking charges to the balance sheet for particular projects and development and implementation of the yearly remediation plan.  Reports monthly the Environmental Reserves balance sheet coordinating with Finance. Collects and presents the environmental data for internal customers;

  • Represents CP and exercises judgment in discussions and negotiations with regulatory authorities regarding environmental issues;

  • Negotiates service agreements with specialized consultants to deliver cost-effective services.  Responsible for contract management and administration (cross-functional);



  • University degree in engineering, science and/or environmental studies;

  • Advanced degree or professional registration in related field preferred;

  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and concepts and SOX issues is necessary;

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in environmental science;

  • Computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, data base and project management);

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary;  

  • Good decision making and problem solving abilities;

  • Ability to work both independently and support a team environment and demonstrate leadership with a strong customer focus;

  • Flexibility and the ability to assess situations quickly; develop solutions and take corrective action is critical; 

  • Influence and persuasion skills;

  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues;

  • Bilingualism (English/French)  preferred.



  • 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 national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

Drug Test Elements:

CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CP safe and drug free.   

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

  • 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 CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.

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


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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