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Canadian Pacific Railway Assistant Director S&C Operations - Northern ON in Thunder Bay, Canada

  • Department: Engineering

  • Job Type: Full-Time

  • Position Type: Non-Union

  • Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario

  • Country: Canada

  • % of Travel: 70-80%

  • of Positions: 1

  • Job Available to: Internal & External

    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.


The Assistant Director S&C Operations – Northern ON will provide leadership and oversight for both unionized and salaried Signals and Communications (S&C) employees. This position will cover & include territory in Northern ON from Thunder Bay to Cartier. The successful candidate will be responsible for all phases of the work such as testing, planning, material handling, inventory control, and management of signal apprentices.

*Please note consideration will be given to any candidates who reside in Sudbury, ON.


  • Develop an achievable integrated Maintenance plan that delivers to S&C standards;

  • Accountable for all Maintenance & Construction activities within their territory including recommending capital upgrades for the region;

  • Modify the integrated plan according to adjustments in demand and schedule;

  • Oversee testing services that create a safe, reliable, maintainable S&C plant on schedule and under budget;

  • Provide recommendation around capital upgrades in their region;

  • Provide continues improvement to reliability and unit cost;

  • Fully utilize the collective agreement for effective work management;

  • Assist with preparation of sub contract scope of works;

  • Oversee S&C employees in the Apprenticeship program;

  • Co-ordinate activities with S & C Senior leadership team;

  • Ensure compliance with CP Maintenance testing/commissioning standards and work methods;

  • Oversee CP’s Health and Safety plan for the region;

  • Oversee S & C sub-contractors;

  • Constantly improve safety, cost and schedule though out the year;

  • Mentor and develop S & C staff.


  • University degree in Electrical Engineering;

  • Minimum 15 years of S&C, maintenance, construction and testing/commissioning experience;

  • 5 years project management experience;

  • Signal system maintenance, testing and construction experience;

  • Must have valid driver’s license;

  • Problem solving / strong analytics;

  • People leadership;

  • Coordinating/influencing;

  • Dedicated to regulatory and standards compliance and operations fluidity;

  • Ability to communicate with other Operating functions as well as Regulatory Agencies at all levels.


  • 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

  • Driver’s license 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 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").