The world needs innovators and problem solvers who turn challenges into greater opportunities. We have an insatiable curiosity about transformative trends challenging the status quo: Urbanization. Water scarcity. Climate change. Digital proliferation. Security.
Providing solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.
To be the world's premier design, engineering, construction and technical services firm delivering end-to-end innovative solutions that provide superior value to our clients.
Our values stand on a foundation of SAFETY, INTEGRITY, INCLUSION and DIVERSITY.
PEOPLE are the heart of our business.
CLIENTS are our valued partners.
PERFORMANCE excellence is our commitment.
Profitable GROWTH is an imperative.
These issues inspire us to dig deeper and apply big data analytics to fully understand the interplay of multifaceted variables shaping the future, ensuring that we conceive and deliver solutions that connect people and places with the means to work smarter and live better, and make an enduring, positive difference in the world.
We have an insatiable curiosity in transformation
Curiosity drives the urge to dig deeper, question assumptions and know more—the building blocks for creating rich and effective design solutions. To understand trends and develop scenarios, we collect and process a daunting amount of information and consider a complex interplay of factors and events.
We generate impactful ideas
We have a fierce commitment to the spaces we inhabit, both globally and environmentally. We’re continually reinvigorating our efforts to be responsible stewards of the natural world, as we contribute forward-thinking sustainable solutions for our clients… like how we’re using satellites and automation to revitalize land and water.
We transform intangible ideas into intelligent experiences
We seek out the advantages that technology brings in speed, efficiency, impact and creativity with a mindset of continuous evolution and growth. What if we showed you how we’re using drones and geo-data to detect and defend against real-time threats? Or how we’re working to streamline your commute, from intelligent transit to self-driving cars?
We think strategically
As tools for gathering data become more powerful, so too will the demand for evidence-driven decisions. We fully integrate data with the empathy and judgment of designers and engineers into higher-performing, objectively measurable projects.
We are future driven
We think differently about the future, to deliver bold solutions for changing times, and a more connected, sustainable world. Delivering innovation through different thinking, working to enhance our clients’ business... today and beyond. We have an unwavering commitment to a Culture of Caring and we're a partner ready to serve you anywhere in the world.
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.
We deliver more
We deliver highly valued solutions for our clients by applying an unrivaled depth and breadth of capabilities:
- Industry-leading design
- Advanced sciences
- Digital technologies
- Big data analytics
- Program- and construction-management disciplines
- Operations and facilities management services
The world needs innovators and problem solvers like us — people who turn big challenges into greater opportunities. It’s one thing for us to say it, and much better when our thought leaders are able to share their insights and experience. Browse through podcasts, publications, interviews and other stories for more.
Our safety performance is enduring, industry leading and world-class. BeyondZero® is our program that promotes safety and a culture of caring beyond the workplace and our immediate workforce, extending to all of the people and places we inﬂuence, everywhere and every day.
Examples of our culture of caring in practice over the past year also include industry-leading progress in mental health and risk management programs. In April 2018, Jacobs received a Gold Award in the Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index, recognizing our efforts embedding mental health into our policies and practices, demonstrating our long-term commitment to the mental wellness of our employees.
positive mental health champions trained
reduction in motor vehicle accidents
We measure our success by the sustainable outcomes we achieve for the clients and communities we serve, with a ﬁerce commitment to improve the spaces we inhabit. We transform intangible ideas into intelligent, technology-driven experiences that improve speed and efﬁciency, while reducing resource impacts and ultimately enhancing returns on investments.
Noel Watson, 1936-2018
We honor the memory of former Jacobs Chairman and CEO Noel Watson, who passed away in August 2018 at the age of 82. A great mentor and friend to many, Noel was a larger-than-life leader; a man of character who brought tireless passion, perspective and wisdom to his work.
Recruited by company founder Dr. Joseph Jacobs, Noel served the ﬁrm for more than 50 years, including more than 25 years at the helm of the company. He became President in 1987, CEO in 1992, was elected Chairman of the Board in 2006 and retired from the Board in January 2017. During his tenure as CEO, Noel steered the company’s growth seven-fold, from $1 billion to more than $7 billion in revenues, with corresponding proﬁt increases.
Foremost, Noel was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, their two children and ﬁve grandchildren.
If this were ancient times, we’d be building the pyramids... The projects we are involved in today are the modern-day equivalent of those wonders.