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Canadian Pacific Railway Program Manager, Industrial Development in Calgary, Canada

  • Req ID: 76154

  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management

  • Job Type: Full-Time

  • Position Type: Non-Union

  • Location: Calgary, Alberta

  • Country: Canada

  • % of Travel: 20-30%

  • of Positions: 1

  • Job Available to: Internal & External

  • Deadline to apply: 11/19/2019

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


As the Industrial Development Program Manager you are responsible for leading a team of project coordinators as part of executing a grouped program of cross functional projects, initiatives and opportunities with both internal and external stakeholders that facilitate and deliver quality revenue growth for CP. You derive the strategic approach to executing these grouped projects to ensure the most efficient execution across the program, as well the sequence through which they are executed. You will work closely with customers to develop mutually efficient rail infrastructure that supports their business needs as well as efficient and fluid CP rail operations. The Industrial Development Program Manager is the key integrator/facilitator within CP to ensure corporate functions are undertaking appropriate due diligence to assess project feasibility.


  • Understanding of the overall commodity market within the applicable area of responsibility as well as a corresponding understanding of CP’s infrastructure and service potential as it relates to the applicable marketplace;

  • Organize the program and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization, creating and managing long term goals as related to your program of projects;

  • Develop and monitor analysis methods to assess program strengths and areas for improvement, implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved;

  • Managing a team with diverse array of talents and responsibilities;

  • Analyze program risks, seeking out strategic recommendations to prepare and communicate risk mitigation plans;

  • Coordinate and liaise with internal stakeholders to drive timelines and deliverables related to the program of projects and then communicate transparent, accurate and timely status updates to management throughout program life cycle;

  • Work directly with the customer to assist in progressing their projects from design to completion;

  • Identify opportunities to utilize CP owned land and track that can be utilized to accommodate a customer related project or shipping/receiving of rail cars opportunity;

  • Lead the development and execution of Construction, Private Siding and track and land license related agreements;

  • Lead and support CP risk, environmental and safety related policies;

  • Motivate, recruit, train and develop personnel.


  • Undergraduate degree (MBA may be considered an asset) or equivalent experience;

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a transportation, Civil Engineering, project management and/or operations environment;

  • Experience leading cross functional teams;

  • Knowledge of CP business - experience in more than one functional area would be considered a strong asset;

  • Strong negotiation and Project Management skills;

  • Familiarity with drafting and reviewing legal agreements would also be considered as a strong asset;

  • Ability to prioritize and efficiently manage workload;

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to think creatively and independently;

  • 20% travel.


  • 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").