We’re taking on unprecedented challenges. Work and projects are increasingly integrated with a broader global reach than ever before. We plan for today in everything we do while looking at how those decisions impact tomorrow.
At Jacobs, there’s no limit to who you can be and what we can achieve. And to make that real, we must each grow and evolve our skills and experiences, take on new endeavors and assignments, and share what we know and experience with others so we’re all able to build on the lessons we’re discovering along the way.
Whether rethinking a simple process or solving one of the toughest challenges, our people are our competitive advantage by advancing our thinking, pushing inventive and trailblazing ideas forward and delivering extraordinary solutions for a better tomorrow.
Feed your curiosity
We each have the responsibility to keep growing and evolving our skills and experiences.
Raise your hand
In these fast-changing and increasingly complex times, we all must be ready to take on new endeavors and assignments.
Share what you know
Only by building on one another’s knowledge and experiences will we be able to deliver a better tomorrow, together.
Support for learning and development - e3 Learning
e3 Learning provides meaningful and timely learning opportunities to keep our people engaged and encouraged to go beyond their day to day. Continuous learning and creating a company of lifelong learners is key to maintaining an agile, change-ready organization. Our employees around the globe have access to this robust platform – supporting both their personal and professional growth.
Spotlight on our learning culture: The Essentials
At Jacobs, we expand the limits for what’s possible today and a constantly changing environment requires each of us to be nimble and adaptable to changes ahead.
To help better equip our team, we’ve developed The Essentials as a foundation for our employees to build on their technical skills for a constantly changing environment. These essential human skills – across three categories, end user focused, open to change and make it visible – will prepare our team with the skills that allow them to: positively disrupt delivery models, provide strategic clarity and offer new ways of working, build adaptability and increase resilience to change. This curated set of 10 essential skills equips our teammates to better explore change, innovate and identify opportunities for growth – both for Jacobs and for their personal career journeys.
End User Focused
Open to Change
Make it Visible
Opening Doors and Perspectives Through Mentorships: Kristen Jackson’s Story
Each month in 2023, we’re focusing on one of the 10 essentials we all need for success in these fast-changing times. Relationship centric is about investing time and energy in understanding others to build collaborative trust. Becoming a mentee or mentor is one way to exchange ideas and create connections. In this piece, Portland, Oregon-based Kristen Jackson, water engineer and group leader, tells us about her experience.
Building Resilience to Overcome the Unexpected: Shauna Davis’s Story
Each month in 2023, we’re focusing on one of the 10 essentials we all need for success in these fast-changing times. Resilience is about being aware of managing your emotions during stressful times, recognizing setbacks and taking constructive action to navigate challenges and obstacles. Taking steps to build your resilience can have significant benefits both inside and outside of work. In this piece, U.K.-based Shauna Davis explains how her resilient response to being furloughed during the pandemic opened the door to a new opportunity.
Help Your People Grow Today to Take Jacobs into Tomorrow: Sean Butler’s Story
Each month in 2023, we’re focusing on one of the 10 essentials we all need for success in these fast-changing times. Abundance mentality is about seeking and identifying wider opportunities, sharing your knowledge and collaborating with others. For people leaders, this means helping each person on your team see what’s next for them right here at Jacobs. In this piece, Sean Butler, an operations director in our decommissioning business, explains why he’s passionate about keeping the great talent we have at Jacobs.
Thinking Big and Pushing the Limits of What’s Possible: Helene Barrie’s Story
Each month in 2023, we’re focusing on one of the 10 essentials we all need for success in these fast-changing times. Cultivates innovation is about moving beyond established ways of doing things to reimagine, experiment, break apart assumptions and reward creativity. In this piece, Brisbane, Australia-based Helene Barrie talks about the importance of being innovative, exploring big ideas and collaborating with others.