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Roadmaster - River Sub

  • Req ID: 79968
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 50-60%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 09/28/2020


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



  • Ensure safe, regularly inspected, reliable track infrastructure (including defects identified, protected and corrected) and cost-effective engineering services on the geographic territory to permit the safe and efficient execution of CP’s train operations;
  • Directly provide or ensure oversight and compliance with corporate policy and regulatory/engineering standards;
  • Leadership accountability for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity and financial metrics.



  • Provide oversight and deliver regulatory compliance for respective geographic territory as required under regulation to ensure safe, compliant infrastructure is maintained;
  • Ensures the application of CP safety practices, policies and procedures by all direct reports;
  • Delivers specified safety, compliance, service, and financial outputs/results expected within their geographic territory, and implements work processes changes that achieve continuous improvement;
  • Directs, coordinates, and/or implements emergency response to service interruptions for geographical territory and maintains/executes seasonal plans related to winter, spring/flood, and fire;
  • Manages employees within the Terms of the Collective Agreement and assists in handling discipline, disputes and grievances;
  • Establishes/maintains cross-functional relationships within their geographic territory and ensures clear cross-functional working relationships between all direct reports;
  • Accountable for current year execution and provides information, recommendations, and validation for scope of work documents, annual/multi-year capital planning priorities;
  • Coach direct reports to improve their effectiveness, invoke performance improvement plans, assess personal effectiveness and provide development opportunities, and promote individual career development plans;
  • Provide timely and effective initial Engineering response to emergent conditions;
  • Provide management of engineering materials on territory and proper inventory.



  • 5 years’ experience in the maintenance railway physical plant. Good understanding of track maintenance & track renewal;
  • 2 years’ experience leading Track Renewal crews such as Rail, Tie crews;
  • Complete understanding of Railway Track Safety Rules;
  • Knowledge and full comprehension of Collective Agreement language;
  • Demonstrated capability to apply relevant knowledge and technical skills to monitor adherence to CP policies and standards as well regulatory requirements;
  • Proven success/ ability in Planning, Prioritizing and Goal Setting, problem resolutions while communicating effectively both verbally and written;
  • Ability to simultaneously manage priorities and ensure delivery of key performance metrics during emergency and non-emergency operations;
  • People leadership;
  • Ability to influence peers, cross-functional co-managers and Executive leadership team;
  • On-call 24 hours/7 days per week and may be required to respond to incidents on other territories;
  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive 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:

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


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