Manager Signals & Communications Maintenance - St. Paul, MN ** Signing Bonus**


  • Req ID: 75537
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 09/30/2019


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


**A $35,000.00 signing bonus is being offered for this position.**


Accountable for providing the guidance and managerial leadership of employees for controlling the on-going maintenance of signals & communications systems in accordance with S&C Standards and Regulatory requirements to permit the safe operation of trains on the territory. 



  • Direct safety leadership and fosters continuous improvement in workplace safety and ensures execution of all safety plan activities;
  • Monitor performance of the services delivered and initiates corrective action where appropriate;
  • Provide feedback to the Division Engineering Manager/Division Engineer, Superintendent S&C on Process Management improvement opportunities (Identifies and recommends innovative work methods, new processes and best practices);
  • Ensure compliance with and implements policies, processes and procedures to improve productivity and efficiency;
  • Achieve appropriate KPI’s set out for area of responsibility;
  • Provide timely completion and documentation of regulatory testing;
  • Coordinate inspections and liaises with Regulatory agencies and outside organizations for compliance and new installations;
  • Manage the work performed and within approved budgetary guidelines;
  • Provide recommendation on short and long-term capital and expense plans, assists in development of S&C estimates and provides project justification, as required;
  • Coach/mentor direct reports to improve their effectiveness, assess personal effectiveness and provide development opportunities;
  • Provide timely and effective initial Engineering response to emergent conditions;
  • Provide management of engineering materials on territory and proper inventory;
  • Manage and oversee railroad electronic component repair facility;
  • Manage and oversee the signal operation of a railroad hump yard facility.



  • Minimum High School diploma and an Electronics Diploma an asset;
  • 5 yrs + Maintenance and/or Construction experience;
  • Thorough knowledge and comprehension of collective agreements;
  • Thorough knowledge of S&C Principles and equipment;
  • Thorough knowledge of S&C Standards and Regulatory requirements;
  • Demonstrated ability in Planning, Prioritizing and Execution to the plan;
  • Good computer skills (word, excel, PP, SAP, CAM’s);
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written;
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to be on call 24/7 and may be required to respond to incidents on other territories.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive company pension plan

  • Employee Share Purchase

  • 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:

CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety critical/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

  • Reference check

  • Last 3 years of driving history

  • Last 7 years of employment verification

  • 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.