Canadian Pacific Railway Engineer In Training - New Graduate Program in Calgary, AlbertaT2R 0S1

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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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: CP is looking for newly graduated engineer candidates for multiple Engineering openings. We will expose the Engineer in training to various Engineering field experiences to learn various aspects of the railway business by moving through organization, and taking on progressively more responsibility. Your career will start with a rotation as a member of our Track Evaluation Car. Upon completion the individual will be prepared for their initial challenging and exciting management position within the Engineering team.


Responsibilities for initial Engineer in Training Assignment to gain Engineering field experience:

  • You will be part of an engineering team that operates and monitors the track recording devices and other instruments during assigned periods, while the Track Evaluation cars are in operation across the country, to ensure established quality control procedures are followed;

  • Primary emphasis on quality assurance and controls;

  • Insure through monitoring and verification that accepted organization standards are implemented;

  • Use computerized systems and interfaces; data transport preparation and archiving;

  • Extensive use of information technologies in all aspects of the work. (Computer programming not required);

  • Perform preventive maintenance and running repairs of all Track Evaluation car electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and optical equipment. Inspect and maintain all mechanical components of the Track Evaluation cars during testing operations;

  • Elaboration and implementation of preventive maintenance programs for all aspects to the mechanical systems;

  • Recommend procedures for various mechanical assemblies for current and developmental systems;

  • Perform maintenance and data processing functions on board the cars;

  • Extensive traveling (100%) is required for this position. Full expenses are covered including flights, meals, hotels and rental cars.


  • Engineering degree, Civil Engineering or Electrical, Industrial backgrounds will be considered, must be P.Eng eligible;

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience (co-op experience considered);

  • Knowledge of track maintenance practices would be an asset;

  • Strong problem solving skills and decision making skills;

  • Strong data analysis experience required;

  • Must be proficient with MS Office, experience with SAP would be an asset;

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills;

  • Strong leadership and technical skills.


  • 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.

Medical Requirements: CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is considered a safety sensitive; 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

  • 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").