Specialist Sourcing Engineering Services – Calgary

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, 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 cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.


The Specialist Sourcing – Engineering Services is accountable for the sourcing, procurement and management of Engineering Services in accordance with CP’s policies and procedures.


 Develop sourcing and tactical plans for the Engineering Services portfolio. Annual Spend portfolio is approximately $450M, including capital construction, on & off track maintenance/repair engineering services, environmental services, and rental & equipment acquisitions.

 Execute the sourcing process including the RFP process, negotiations; contract management and purchase order for services set up;

 Lead the negotiations of contracts with suppliers;

 Review related sourcing compliance measurements for the Engineering and Intermodal portfolio and initiate required corrective action and/or communication;

 Initiate and coordinate cross functional review of all specifications, sourcing decisions and continuous improvement work with the appropriate agreed upon metrics;

 Execute supplier development process to ensure selected suppliers have a competitive opportunity to meet CP requirements;

 Maintain disclosure and procedure controls (SOX) for sourcing portfolio;

 Comply with CP purchasing policies procedures and business practices including use of EDI and SRM system, RMP participation etc.;

 Research industry and Class I railroad trends and seek opportunities for CP;

 Maintain scorecard reports and sourcing and tactical plans for review with senior management.


 University Degree is required, in Business, Finance, Economics or Engineering is an as asset;

 Minimum experience of 5 years in sourcing, contract management or negotiations;

 Knowledge of railway industry is preferred but not required;

 Strong analytical skills;

 Ability to multi task and move a variety of initiatives forward at the same time;

 Ability to develop and deliver informal and formal presentations and business cases on portfolio specific topics in a credible and confident manner;

 Ability to lead and motivate a team;

 Ability to demonstrate customer service focus;

 Ability to build consensus, influence and resolve conflict;

 Ability to work under tight timelines.


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.

Please note that only those applicants that apply online at www.cpr.ca/en/careers/ to requisition number 72945 by September 6, 2018 will be considered for this position.

Benefits: Flexible and competitive benefits package; Competitive company pension plan; Employee Share Purchase Plan; Performance Incentive Program; Annual Fitness Subsidy.

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”).