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Project Development Specialist - Calgary

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.



 As a Project Development Specialist you will provide early phase project support for all CPKC growth opportunities through the evaluation of all Technical, Commercial, Operational, Financial, Legal and Risk considerations. You will then be responsible for compiling this input from key stakeholders into a Project Charter, ensuring the project is progressed in a manner that maximizes overall return to CP and identifies all major strategic considerations associated with investment projects. This role forms a key foundation for CPKC growth projects by defining project requirements, baselining project expectations and establishing the benchmark for measuring final opportunity performance.



  • Lead the strategic evaluation of growth projects
  • Create Project Charters that are a key input to the funding decision process
  • Provide insight into strategic impacts and project risks and make recommendations on the path forward
  • Develop recommended strategies and initiatives as a result of market studies for various stakeholder groups
  • Undertake high-level and complex economic, financial, cost and/or business analysis to support departmental strategies and corporate initiatives
  • Assist with the preparation of briefs on key market developments to support net new builds, expansions to extend CPKC’s network reach
  • Stay abreast on industry and commodity trends
  • Liaise with all key stakeholder groups to develop wholesome, factual project charters with consideration for current customers and commodities, operations and service design, as well as technical, legal and property impacts
  • Provide expertise to support large contract analysis and review for capital projects



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Understand key drivers relating to revenues and expenses
  • Able to independently navigate ambiguity and successfully create results
  • Ability to translate business needs into logistic solutions
  • Knowledge and application of financial investment returns, operating incomes
  • Consistent delivery of high-quality, polished work products
  • Strong verbal communication and influence skills
  • Building and fostering stakeholder relationships though teamwork and collaboration
  • Project Management experience is not required but is considered an asset



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension 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.


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 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 employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”. 


  • Req ID: 101798
  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External






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