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Senior Manager Track

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.



The Senior Manager Track will ensure safe, reliable infrastructure and cost-effective engineering services for all Track and Structures assets on the geographic territory to permit the safe and efficient train operations. The successful candidate will directly provide or ensure professional oversight and compliance with corporate policy and regulatory/engineering standards.



  • Provide professional oversight and deliver regulatory compliance for respective geographic territory as required under regulation to ensure safe, compliant infrastructure is maintained
  • Ensure the application of CPKC safety practices, policies and procedures by all direct reports
  • Deliver specified safety, compliance, service, and financial outputs/results expected within their geographic territory, and implements work processes changes that achieve continuous improvement
  • Develop and execute annual safety plans
  • Direct, coordinate, and/or implement emergency response to service interruptions for geographical territory and maintains/executes seasonal plans related to winter, spring/flood, and fire
  • Execute work in a manner consistent with labour agreements
  • Establish/maintain 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 for annual/multiyear 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 for each direct report
  • Accountable for the investigation of train accidents in main track and sidings, including the timely filing of cause.  Ensures infrastructure damage costs are determined and reported consistent with FRA regulations for all train accidents



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (will consider sufficient experience and demonstrated performance in railroad engineering)
  • 5 years’ experience in the maintenance railway physical plant, and good understanding of track maintenance, track renewal & structures maintenance
  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and financial statement
  • Demonstrated capability to apply relevant knowledge and technical skills to monitor adherence to CPKC policies and standards as well regulatory requirements
  • Capability to develop and manage a project plan/schedule
  • Ability to simultaneously manage priorities and ensure delivery of key performance metrics during emergency and non-emergency operations
  • Previous leadership experience in an operational setting
  • Ability to influence peers, cross functional stakeholders and executive leadership team
  • Ability to work with people, with integrity



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • 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.


Medical Requirements:
Operating safely is a core foundation of CPKC. 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. CPKC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments.   All new hires for a safety sensitive 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
  • Driver’s License Verification


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: 103139
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 50-60%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External




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