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Road Foreman

  • Req ID: 100743
  • Department: Operations Pacific Division
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 70-80%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 06/14/2023



Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing 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



As the Rules Instructor/Road Foreman you will educate, promote and monitor the safe work practices of operating crews for a given territory and enhance operating ability of Locomotive Engineers, ensuring effective and efficient application of CP’s operating rules, practices, safety policies and procedures which improve safety, prevent serious accidents, raise awareness and promote compliance.  



  • Perform locomotive engineer train crew field evaluations;
  • Plan and execute remedial training activities for those found deficient through field evaluation and rules violations;
  • Coordinate and delivery/facilitate  all conductor new hire training including oversight of field level on the job training
  • Coordinate and oversee of triennial recertification training for conductors and locomotive engineers in the area of responsibility;
  • Perform field efficiency testing;
  • Provide input to training course content in identified problem areas as observed in field evaluations and proficiency testing for educational purposes;
  • Deliver any skills training required for conductor and locomotive engineers in the area of responsibility;
  • Respond to and provide expert analysis of download for train handling exceptions, incidents and derailments and implement corrective training when determined required;
  • Availability as required 24/7



  • Must have a minimum of two years of experience or as required by regulations as a qualified and practicing railway locomotive engineer;
  • Strong working knowledge of railroad operating rules and regulations including special or dimensional handling, TIH, hours of work and locomotive standards;
  • Strong working knowledge of railway operations;
  • Maintained CROR Rules qualification;
  • Working knowledge of the relevant Collective Agreement and its application to locomotive engineers and conductors;
  • Management/supervisory experience is an asset;
  • Effective communication skills and ability to relay effective instruction to conductors and locomotive engineers as it relates to effective train handling and application of safety rules, practices, policies and procedures
  • Experience and strong facilitation skills;
  • Ability and skill to coach and mentor train locomotive engineers, conductors and students.



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



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


Medical Requirements:

Operating safely is a core foundation of CP. 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. CP’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments.   All new hires for a safety critical 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.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


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.



Relocation assistance will be provided as per the CP relocation policy.


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").

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