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Signals & Communications Manager

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.



Assure the safe and proper functioning of Signals and Communications equipment, St Paul Radio shop employees and the Classification Yard control systems, which in-turn provide for the safe and efficient movement of trains and equipment. This includes performing electrical and mechanical testing of S&C equipment, inspecting and commissioning new installations and revisions to existing S&C installations, and providing the data required for the submission of affidavits.



  • Participate in analyses of reported wrong side signal failures to permit proper actions to lower possibility of recurrence;
  • Assures that the safety of S&C systems meet acceptable standards;
  • Approves the entry into service of new or modified S&C systems (e.g.  crossings);
  • Maintains comprehensive, up-to-date records of S&C equipment, installations and the testing and revisions performed on them;
  • Coordinates activities to coincide with those of the maintenance and construction work force in order to maximize the overall productivity and efficiency;
  • Coaches junior S&C employees on technical aspects of their job as required;
  • Distributes S&C Alerts and updates Alerts database with field action taken.



  • High school diploma is required;
  • Electronics training is an asset;
  • At least two (2) years railway or other relevant experience is preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability in Planning, Prioritizing and Execution to the plan;
  • Knowledgeable on S&C Standards and Regulatory requirements;
  • Working knowledge on S&C equipment & Signals Principals;
  • Good computer skills (word, excel, PP, SAP, CAM’s);
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written;
  • Must posses a valid drivers license.



  • 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.


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.


  • Req ID: 100572
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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