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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: 93067
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 20-30%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: Level 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 03/30/2022

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


As the Roadmaster you will 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 and ensure oversight and compliance with corporate policy and regulatory/engineering standards.


  • Provide oversight and deliver regulatory compliance for respective geographic territory as required under regulation to ensure safe, compliant infrastructure is maintained;
  • Ensure the application of CP 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;
  • 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;
  • Manage employees within the Terms of the Collective Agreement and assists in handling disputes and grievances;
  • 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, and validation for scope of work documents, 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;
  • Provide timely and effective initial Engineering response to emergent conditions;
  • Provide management of engineering materials on territory and proper inventory;
  • On Call 24 hrs/7 days per week and may be required to respond to incidents on other territories.


  • 5 years’ experience in the maintenance railway physical plant. Good understanding of track maintenance & track production;
  • 2 years’ experience leading Track Production 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;
  • Leadership skills with the ability to influence peers, cross functional co-managers and leadership.


  • 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 our assets. 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.

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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Deadline: 30-03-2024

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