About us

Company overview

Across our company, across our offices, across the world, we’re continually challenging today to reinvent tomorrow.

About Us

At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable.

Together, we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible. We stay ahead to create the new standards our future needs.

  • Challenging today is our response to the increasing complexity our world is experiencing.
    It calls on us to join forces, putting our knowledge and imagination together to reinvent the way we solve problems and shape the next generation of innovative solutions.
  • Reinventing tomorrow is our promise and an invitation to raise the bar in everything we do.
    From the brilliant solutions we create with our clients, to the open and inclusive culture we create for our people. From the positive difference we make in our communities, to the added value we deliver to our shareholders.

“Together, we are building a new Jacobs; inclusive of diverse people, capabilities and perspectives. We are winning in the marketplace, capturing attractive growth opportunities for complex work we are uniquely positioned to perform.”

Steve Demetriou

Steve Demetriou

Chair and CEO

The biggest questions spark our curious minds.

At Jacobs, we solve the most important problems, the ones for the real world – making life simpler and more seamless along the way.

Each of us is united by the drive to dream big while keeping our feet planted firmly on the ground. We’re energized equally by the extraordinary as the seemingly mundane – finding nuggets of inspiration in sometimes routine places. And our shared curiosity means we look beyond for insights and ideas.

Our solutions are creative and influence how we live today as well as into tomorrow. We’re some of the smartest minds in the world, which means we always know there’s more to learn.

We're invested in you and your success.

What we do is more than a job, we work every day to make the world better for all. Everything we do – from addressing water scarcity and aging infrastructure to ensuring access to life-saving therapies and protecting against sophisticated cyberattacks – is more than projects outlined in proposal requests. They’re our challenges as human beings, too.

That’s why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships. We know we can help our partners make a positive impact on the world. We lead large project teams with many different companies and agencies – but make sure everyone’s voice has a chance to be heard and respected.

Our values

  • We do things right.

    From the way we operate our business, to the work we perform with clients and other organizations, we continue to look at ways we can make a positive environmental, societal and economic difference for our people, businesses, governments and communities around the world.

  • We challenge the accepted.

    We push beyond our boundaries and innovate to deliver for today and into tomorrow. We don’t just ask ‘What If?’ or ‘How Might We?’, we act to turn ideas into reality and drive value through innovation.

  • We aim higher.

    We take on some of the world’s biggest challenges, bringing a different way of thinking to everything we do, challenging the status quo and questioning what others might accept. In the next few pages, explore how we’re turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good.

  • We live inclusion.

    TogetherBeyond℠ is our approach to living inclusion every day and enabling diversity and equality globally. It’s not about numbers, statistics or quotas — it’s about every one of our people and the collective strength we take from their unique perspectives, ambitions and dreams.

  • 55 k

    talent force

  • $ 14 B

    annual revenue

  • $ 2.5 B

    in client savings

  • 40 +

    countries

We redefine what’s possible.

It’s one thing to dream up new solutions. At Jacobs, we also deliver them. To turn abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good, it takes foresight into what’s possible, courage to create solutions for the unknown, and the knowledge and skills to make them real. We aren’t reckless, but we are bold. This is what drives the work we do, from protecting the smallest bit of metadata to exploring the infinite expanses of the universe, from preserving a single drop of water to empowering the flow of information across the globe. We’re willing and capable of disrupting the status quo – setting the standards of how we live over and over.

Delivering for tomorrow

At Jacobs, we believe the wellbeing of our people is fundamental to our success. Through our BeyondZero® Culture of Caring and genuine concern for each other, we work together to create a workplace that values the safety, positive mental health and sense of belonging of all employees.

In 2020, the Environmental Business International (EBI) also recognized Jacobs’ justice and equality social contributions for launching our global Action Plan for Advancing Justice and Equality, setting actionable initiatives and measurable objectives in the company's continuing efforts to address embedded and systemic racial inequities.

  • $ 914 k

    donated through the Collectively ℠ program in FY20

  • 2 k+

    positive mental health champions trained

  • 25 %

    reduction in employee recordable incidents in 2020

Sustainable Outcomes

From the way we operate our business, to the work we perform with clients and other organizations, Jacobs’ Climate Action Plan, launched in April 2020, details how we will continue to make a positive environmental, societal and economic difference for businesses, governments and communities around the world. 

external Learn about PlanBeyond, our sustainability strategy
PlanBeyond 2.0 objectives