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Specialist, Network Operations - LAN/WAN - Winnipeg

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Pursuant to the Government of Canada's mandate that all federally-regulated employers require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, CP requires all prospective employees to confirm their vaccination status, as part of the hiring process and as a condition of continued employment.


  • Req ID: 90444
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 40-50%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 05/27/2022


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing 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.



The successful candidate will be a leader/service owner in a team responsible for the support, implementation, monitoring, and configuration of CP’s Local Area (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), Software Define Wide Area Networks (SDWAN) and Internet Services.  



  • Provide engineering, deployment and operational support for LAN, WAN, SDWAN, Trackside and Internet Services;
  • Provide engineering, deployment and operational support of Wired and Wireless network infrastructure;
  • Provide oversight of vendor provided Network Services and Software defined WAN (SDWAN) services;
  • Travel to various CP locations and perform installation and cabling support;
  • Provide technical expertise on Network Security and Policy Manager (Aruba Clearpass/ Cisco ISE);
  • Perform Asset Management of Network assets;
  • Provide 7X24 operational on-call support on rotation for CP’s LAN, WAN, Trackside and Internet environments;
  • Respond to service LAN/WAN/Internet service outages with timely corrective actions as required and take overall responsibility for service restoration of LAN/WAN and network related Severity 1/major business impacting outages;
  • Consult with Network Design team,  and Project teams as required in order to resolve issues in a timely manner;
  • Guide/engage selected telecommunications vendors, as requried to ensure and/or restore LAN/WAN/Internet services;
  • Develop and maintain a consistent process to ensure timely maintenance of CP’s LAN/WAN/Internet networks;
  • Analyze and evaluate LAN/WAN/Internet service outages for identification of root cause and preventative measures to avoid future occurrence;
  • Collaborate with other internal/external service stakeholders, as required, on service related issues;
  • Support the business by suggesting LAN/WAN/Internet solutions to business problems;
  • Engage with the Network Design team, and Project teams to propose standard service solutions to address business requirements;  Develop operational models, processes, and documentation to manage all aspects of CP’s LAN/WAN/Internet services;
  • Mentor more junior LAN/WAN staff, as required;
  • Assist in the development of proof-of-concept models to demonstrate proposed solution design changes;
  • Lead and/or participate in new service implementations;
  • Develop as-built service documentation and user guides on how the various LAN/WAN/Internet services work & interact.



  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field is required;
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience is required;
  • In depth knowledge of the LAN (wireline/wireless),  WAN, SDWAN and Internet services;
  • Proficiency in information management concepts, information delivery architecture with extensive knowledge of LAN/WAN/Internet services;
  • Strong experience with enterprise LAN, WAN, and Internet service implementations, integrating multiple services;
  • Cross functional knowledge of how LAN, WAN, and Internet services interact/relate to VoIP, and Voice Networks infrastructure;
  • Working Knowledge of Aruba Clearpass and Cisco ISE;
  • CISCO certification CCNA or CCNP desired;
  • Strong knowledge and ability to triage services issues and be able to proactively initiate restoration solutions;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact with various levels of management;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various levels of management, staff, and customers;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Ability to adapt and overcome challenges;
  • Ability to influence and persuade.



  • 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.


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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