Canadian Pacific Railway Roadmaster - Chicago, IL in Chicago, Illinois

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Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, 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 Canadian Pacific.


  • 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.

  • Directly provide or ensure oversight and compliance with corporate policy and regulatory/engineering standards.

  • Leadership accountability for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity and financial metrics


  • Provide oversight and deliver regulatory compliance for respective geographic territory as required under regulation to ensure safe, compliant infrastructure is maintained.

  • Ensures the application of CP safety practices, policies and procedures by all direct reports.

  • Delivers specified safety, compliance, service, and financial outputs/results expected within their geographic territory, and implements work processes changes that achieve continuous improvement.

  • Directs, coordinates, and/or implements emergency response to service interruptions for geographical territory and maintains/executes seasonal plans related to winter, spring/flood, and fire.

  • Manages employees within the Terms of the Collective Agreement and assists in handling discipline, disputes and grievances.

  • Establishes/maintains 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/multi-year 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.


  • 5 years’ experience in the maintenance railway physical plant.Good understanding of track maintenance & track renewal

  • 2 years’ experience leading Track Renewal 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

  • People leadership

  • Ability to influence peers, cross functional co-managers and Executive leadership team

  • On call 24 hours/7 days per week and may be required to respond to incidents on other territories

  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues


  • 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.

Medical Requirements: CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is considered a safety sensitive position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical evaluation that includes a vision, hearing, drug screening and pre-employment physical.

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:

  • Criminal history check

  • Last 3 years of driving history

  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service

  • Social Security number verification

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.