Engineer In Training (EIT)
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 cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit cpr.ca/en/about-cp.
**Positions are available at locations across the United States**
If you are looking for a challenging career in a fast paced work environment, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Leadership Management Trainee Program may be a great next step for you and your career.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals willing to learn and develop their leadership skills and to lead and develop a highly effective Engineering team.
This is a front-line leadership role at CP; aligned with CP’s foundations, values, company goals and vision. The successful management trainee will lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments, drive continuous improvement and balance the operational requirements with team and employee development.
We encourage applications from candidates located anywhere in the U.S. as you must have the ability to relocate within the CP network to start. CP's network in the U.S. covers ND, MN, WI, IL, IA, IN, MO, NY and ME.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
As an Engineer in Training you will first complete the 7 month Leadership Management Program (LMT-E). Upon completion of this program you will be placed in a role providing CP with effective project and construction management of internally and externally funded railway projects; including track, bridges, structures or other related facilities.
This intensive 7 month training program begins with a one week introduction to CP where the Leadership Management Trainees will receive an in-depth company overview. LMT-E’s will be exposed to CP’s core business by completing an 11 week Manager Conductor Training course. The Manager Conductor course is physical in nature and requires the ability to walk on uneven ground, bend, lift and pull heavy objects (up to 100 lbs) as well as work outdoors in all type of weather conditions. Following the Manager Conductor Course LMT-E’s will embark on another 16 week manager specific training package for engineering leaders (with focus on Production Supervisors). Throughout your training, you will be given the theoretical railway knowledge, practical hands on experience, a sound understanding of CP’s best practices, and CP’s leadership training. This training is specifically designed to give a new front-line Engineering employee the skills and tools necessary to succeed in your new role.
Training class will start on July 12, 2021.
- Develop leadership skills to engage employees in the management of Engineering Operations across CP’s Network;
- Available to participate, successfully complete, and pass the training program with all course material completed on time;
- Attend training at various CP locations which will require you to be away from home;
- Must complete and pass train conductor certification and be able to participate in the Management Conductor Program;
- Lead employees with clear direction, and provide coaching or guidance as necessary;
- Build trust and credibility through relationships of your team and with union representation;
- Execute work in a manner consistent with labour agreement;
- Directly manage the execution of assigned projects and deliver projects within defined scope, on time and on budget;
- Oversee design and permitting of assigned projects;
- Provide direction and oversight to engineering consultants working on CP projects;
- Prepare cost estimates, memos, technical reports and external correspondence;
- Provide construction management of assigned projects;
- Represent CP at meetings with Public Agencies where coordination/approval is required for project execution;
- Provide timely and responsive service to Business Development for 3rd party customer projects;
- Review 3rd party customer and/or external projects to ensure CP Standards are met and CP operations are not impacted;
- Provide safety leadership through efficiency testing and job site safety audits;
- Coordinate work activities with internal and external departments and customers to ensure the safe, cost-effective and responsive execution of projects and programs;
- Provide on-call support and response on a rotating cycle for incidents and emergencies to support CP’s 24/7 operation;
- Requires travel when necessary to visit project sites and manage on site work;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering;
- Must be P.Eng eligible;
- Minimum of 1-3 years of experience (co-op experience considered);
- Must have the ability to relocate within the CP network upon start, and/or during career progression, or to meet business needs;
- Technical Trade education or certification considered an asset;
- Previous supervisory experience in an industrial environment (Railway, transportation, construction, logistics, supply chain management, military, airlines, mining, manufacturing, etc.);
- Previous supervisory experience leading a unionized workforce considered an asset;
- Past railway experience and proven record in track work capacity (Basic Track Maintenance, Foreman, Machine Operator, Signal positions) would be a benefit;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate CP policies, procedures, project plans, safety guidelines etc;
- Demonstrated ability to actively manage several tasks simultaneously, and prioritize as necessary;
- Ownership and accountability of tasks or issues throughout end to end process with minimal supervision;
- The successful candidate will:
- Drive for Results
- Lead others
- Lead thought
- Lead by example
- Act with integrity
- Capability to understand and apply safety practices such as Railway Track Safety Rules (RTSR), and Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR), Efficiency testing etc;
- Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and work situations;
- Ability to work various shiftwork schedule(s) in the field with mobility to travel, work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays to support 24/7 operation;
- Bilingual in English & French is preferred;
- Ability to travel for extended periods of time (especially during training);
- Must possess a valid American Driver’s License.