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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY Signals and Communications Manager Construction in OTTUMWA, Iowa

  • Req ID: 100672
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Ottumwa, Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 60-70%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: Level 4


``` - Job Available to: Internal and External - Deadline to apply: 04/28/2023

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 .


Accountable for providing the guidance and managerial leadership of employees responsible for the installation and maintenance of signals and communications systems in accordance with SandC Standards and Regulatory requirements to permit the safe operation of trains on the territory.


  • Directs safety leadership and fosters continuous improvement in workplace safety;
  • Monitors performance of the construction services delivered and initiates corrective action where appropriate;
  • Implements policies, processes, and procedures to improve productivity and efficiency;
  • Identifies and recommends innovative work methods, new processes, and best practices;
  • Accountable for completion and requirements of SandC Construction RED Book and Recommended Practices for construction projects;
  • Liaises with Regulatory agencies for compliance and new installations;
  • Liaises with Third Party, Provincial and local Municipalities.
  • Manage the work performed and within budgetary guidelines;
  • Coach/mentor direct reports to improve their effectiveness, assess personal effectiveness and provide development opportunities;
  • Provide input to modify the integrated plan according to adjustments in demand and schedule;
  • Fully utilize the collective agreement for effective work management.


  • Minimum High School diploma and an Electronics Diploma an asset;
  • 5 Years SandC Construction/Maintenance experience;
  • Working knowledge of SandC Principles;
  • Working knowledge of SandC equipment;
  • Knowledge and comprehension of collective agreements;
  • Knowledgeable on SandC Standards and Regulatory requirements;
  • Demonstrated ability in Planning, Prioritizing and Execution to the plan;
  • Good computer skills (word, excel, PP, SAP, CAM\'s);
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written;
  • Leadership and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to be available for emergent situations;
  • Sense of urgency;
  • Significant travel and overnight stays;
  • Demonstrated commitment to regulatory compliance;
  • Proven dedication to leading safety initiatives;
  • Dedicated to safe, on time, on budget, quality construction;
  • Valid Drivers License required.
  • Meet the medical requirements of a Safety Sensitive position.
  • May be required to obtain a certification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


  • 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: 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 com itted to ahealthy and safe workplace. CP\'s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (\"Policy andProcedures\") support these commitments. All new hires for a safety sensitiveposition will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessment. Pre-employment qualification drug test(s) are also required. This includes candidates participating in the Trainee Program who will also be required to pass a drug test during the training process before receiving final qualification for the position.

Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Education 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\").