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Industry rankings

While we'd rather brag about our clients, here are a few facts worth mentioning:

Fortune Magazine

Jacobs is ranked the #1 Most Admired Company in the World in the Engineering, Construction category by Fortune Magazine.

OSHA VPP Status

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes us for excellence in worker safety and health as a Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Corporate participant. We represent one of just a handful of other corporations that currently hold this recognition in the U.S.

Engineering News-Record

Engineering News-Record ranked Jacobs No. 1 in its list of Top 500 Design Firms in the world in 2019. We’ve held a top five position in the Top 500 list since ENR’s rankings began in 2003, and for a second consecutive year, we’re excited to be at the top spot. And, we also secured top spots in 19 ENR market sectors, spanning General Buildings, Transportation, Environment, Manufacturing and Telecom.

  • No. 1 – Top 500 in Design Firms
  • No. 1 – Aerospace
  • No. 1 – Airports
  • No. 1 – Clean Air Compliance
  • No. 1 – Electronics Assembly
  • No. 1 – Entertainment
  • No. 1 – Government Offices
  • No. 1 – Hazardous Waste
  • No. 1 – Health Care
  • No. 1 – Industrial Process
  • No. 1 – Manufacturing
  • No. 1 – Marine & Port Facilities
  • No. 1 – Mass Transit & Rail
  • No. 1 – Pharmaceuticals
  • No. 1 – Sanitary & Storm Sewers
  • No. 1 – Sewer & Waste
  • No. 1 – Site Assessment and Compliance
  • No. 1 – Towers & Antennae
  • No. 1 – Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • No. 1 – Water Transmission Lines & Aqueducts
  • No. 2 – Bridges
  • No. 2 – Highways
  • No. 2 – Hotels, Motels & Convention Centers
  • No. 2 – Nuclear Waste
  • No. 2 – Pulp & Paper
  • No. 2 – Steel & Non-Ferrous Plants
  • No. 2 – Telecommunications
  • No. 2 – Transportation
  • No. 3 – Auto Plants
  • No. 3 – Chemical & Soil Remediation
  • No. 3 – Data Centers
  • No. 3 – General Building
  • No. 3 – Nuclear Plants
  • No. 3 – Retail
  • No. 3 – Semiconductors
  • No. 3 – Water Supply
  • No. 3 – Water Treatment, Desalination Plants

Two of our projects, the Bristol Myers Squibb Large Scale Cell Culture (LSCC) Manufacturing Facility and Ashgal’s DSSIP Main Trunk Sewer MTS-01 Project, received honors as 2019 Global Best Projects by ENR in the manufacturing and water/wastewater sectors, respectively.  And, our work with Colorado Department of Transportation to help flood-ravaged mountain communities build back better than before received honors as ENR’s 2018 Overall National Best of the Best Project.

Building Design and Construction Giants List

  • No. 1 – Top 80 Construction Management + Project Management Firms
  • No. 1 - Top 60 Airport Terminal Sector Engineering Firms
  • No. 1 – Top 30 Convention Center Sector Engineering Firms
  • No. 1 – Top 70 Cultural Sector Engineering Firms
  • No. 1 – Top 90 Healthcare Engineering Firms
  • No. 1 – Top 85 Industrial Sector Engineering Firms
  • No. 1 – Top 90 University Sector Engineering Firms
  • No. 1 – Top 100 Office Sector Engineering Firms
  • No. 1 – Top 70 Retail Sector Engineering Firms
  • No. 2 – Giants 300 Engineering/Architecture Firms
  • No. 2 - Top 70 Green Building Engineering Firms
  • No. 2 – Top 160 Contractors
  • No. 2 – Top 55 Science + Technology Engineering Firms
  • No. 2 – Top 75 K-12 School Sector Engineering Firms
  • No. 4 – Top 50 Data Center Sector Engineering Firms
  • No. 11 – Top 80 Multifamily Sector Engineering Firms

Interior Design Top 100 Giants Survey

  • No.1 – Government Design
  • No. 4 – Top 100 Giants
  • No. 5 – Office Design
  • No. 6 – Transportation Design

Environmental Business International

Environmental Business International (EBI) recognized us with 11 business achievement awards for leadership and outstanding performance in our environmental and climate change work in 2018, celebrating our solutions across technology-enabled approaches, environmental remediation and restoration, climate change adaptation and resilience and social contribution.

Global Water Intelligence

This year, Global Water Intelligence (GWI)  recognized us for our innovative, technical and sustainable achievements in the international water sector, including a distinction award for Water Company of the Year. Additionally, the Green Meadows Water Treatment Plant in southwest, Florida, and the Tuas Desalination Plant in Singapore, both of which we supervised, received GWI’s Global Water Awards for Water Project of the Year and Desalination Plant of the Year, respectively.