Press Release

January 11, 2024

AECOM appoints Aleksandar Živković as its Mining Market Sector Lead for its Canadian Water business


TORONTO (January 11, 2024) – AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced today that Aleksandar (Sasha) Živković has been named its Mining Market Sector Lead for its Canadian Water business. Based out of AECOM’s Mississauga office, Mr. Živković will be responsible for developing and executing the region’s vision for the Mining practice, which includes driving a client-centric approach to the business by prioritizing clients’ needs, providing tailored solutions, and maintaining strong relationships through service excellence, reliability and responsiveness. His vision for the Canadian mining practice includes fostering a culture of sustainability, where responsible resource extraction practices and environmental stewardship are central pillars of the business strategy.  

“With 38 years of expertise in geological and geotechnical engineering, notably in tailings storage facilities and mining projects, Sasha brings an invaluable depth of technical expertise to this role, and we are thrilled to welcome him to AECOM,” said Ian Dyck, Water business line leader for AECOM’s Canada region. “His appointment will further build out our Canadian mining practice into a multi-disciplinary group with end-to-end lifecycle services support for our clients.” 

Mr. Živković’s career spans design and construction projects where he first specialized in site selection, engineering geology, and rock engineering for hydropower projects, as well as urban-municipal and heavy construction geo-environmental engineering. His subsequent project portfolio includes site investigations, design, construction, operation, and closure of various mining projects across Canada and the world. This diverse experience brings a holistic perspective to the mining practice, incorporating insights and best practices from other industries, ultimately facilitating well-rounded solutions.

“The nature of mining projects often involves complex engineering challenges offering engineers and professionals in this sector opportunities for problem-solving, innovation, and continuous learning,“ said Mr. Živković. “I’m excited to share my geotechnical and tailings engineering expertise to lead and develop the mining practice in Canada. I look forward to serving new and existing clients and collaborating with our global and regional practice leaders to foster collaboration across the region.” 

In his new role, Mr. Živković will focus on mine infrastructure including water dams, levees, tailings dams and associated infrastructure, as well as material handling. He will also be responsible for providing innovative and tailored solutions through AECOM’s client centric commitment to technical excellence.

Mr. Živković’s appointment is effective immediately.

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