Arup adds Zvonko Trajkovic as Americas rail systems engineering leader

23 August 2019 2 min. read

Design and engineering consultancy Arup has added rail expert Zvonko Trajkovic to their Toronto office, where he will lead and expand the firm’s rail services in Canada and the Americas.

Zvonko Trajkovic brings 35 years of engineering experience to the role, having spent the past two decades developing and managing rail projects in Canada and internationally. In his new role, Trajkovic will lead Arup's dynamic rail systems engineering team in the Americas, encompassing systems design, assurance, and integration.

Trajkovic joins Arup from Aecon, a Canada-based construction firm, where he served as vice president of rail systems for over three years. At Aecon he oversaw rail projects that included the Waterloo, Crosstown, and Finch light rail transit projects.

Before that, he spent six years as a director of rail and transit at engineering consultancy WSP, where he advised on the planning and development of the Toronto LRT, Go Rail electrification, and subway extension projects.

Arup adds Zvonko Trajkovic as Americas rail systems engineering leader

Earlier in his career, he spent nearly 15 years at Bombardier, where he was a director of rail systems, leading large rail systems projects across the globe. Trajkovic holds a masters in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, and is a certified professional engineer.

"I am excited to be leading Arup's rail systems practice at a moment when Canada and the Americas region are poised to embark on a rail renaissance,” Trajkovic said. “Cities are in a great need for increased capacity and more efficient use and management of rail networks."

Arup’s rail specialists offer consulting and infrastructure design services on a wide range of projects, from regional, to commuter, metro, and light rail. Arup’s major rail capabilities in the Americas are centred in its Toronto, Montreal, New York, Houston, San Francisco, and LA offices.

The firm has worked on projects such as the MTA Enhanced Station Initiative in NYC, the Green Line Extension in Boston, and the Texas Central High-Speed Train, as well as the Vaughan TTC subway extension, Finch LRT, and Edmonton Valley LRT.

Arup was founded in 1946 and is based in London, with 16,000 global employees, including 1,700 in the Americas. The firm has more than 300 employees in its Toronto and Montreal offices, and is projecting 20% organic growth for its Canadian operations in 2019.