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Specialist - S&C Operations

  • Req ID: 81729
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Western Canada, Western Canada
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 70-80%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 12/04/2020


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



The Specialist – S&C Operations will be responsible for special projects as required throughout Canada. The successful candidate will also be involved with training and development of S&C employees.



  • Manage and oversee select capital project(s) as required throughout Canada;
  • Includes but not limited to; Project Coordination, Project Oversite, Field Safety Audits, Timeline, Budgets Controls and Monitoring
  • Coordinate new hire scheduling with the training group throughout the apprenticeship program;
  • Handle the S&C workload model, including asset and staff updates, and running workload analyses as required; Adapts the S&C workload model to estimate the effects of proposed workforce changes;
  • Responsible for the Electronic Test and Inspection Reporting System account
  • Provide updates to the service provider of staffing and organizational changes
  • Performs periodic audits of asset configurations to ensure all assets are properly configured in the system
  • Evaluates new service offerings from the service providers to assess the cost and benefit to CP of such services and makes appropriate recommendations
  • Evaluates service enhancements requested by Division staff and obtains cost and schedule estimates from service providers of those suggestions that appear to have merit
  • Monitor regulatory compliance for S&C tests and inspections and Configuration Management compliance, producing regular status reports;
  • Issue semi-monthly Canadian S&C bulletins and awards positions for those bulletins;
  • Send S&C Operational and Safety alerts/flashes as required;
  • Work with Regulators and other government agencies regarding information enquiries;
  • Assist TR&E support Western Canada when required due to vacation and or temporary vacancy.



  • High school diploma or GED Equivalent;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Signals & Communications with minimum of 5 years’ in a supervisory role;
  • Post-Secondary technical training is considered an asset;
  • Proficiency with Excel and other MS Office programs required;
  • Effective problem solving;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to execute and manage end to end project work;
  • Relationship building & Interpersonal skills;
  • Bilingual (English & French) is desirable.




  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive 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:
Operating safely is a core foundation of CP. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate, the environment and ouassets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace. CP’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. 


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 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 employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").




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