We craft solutions that affect the way people live. From accelerating the next generation of innovators to the world’s first ultra-low emission zone, from helping communities recover to monitoring water quality to protect public health, we solve for better, never losing sight of our responsibility to each other.
In the next few pages, we share examples of ideas turned into bold, intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable tomorrow.
Biologics Manufacturing Facility
Mission Critical Outcomes
U.S. Department of Education
Federal Student Aid Program
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Port of Los Angeles
TraPac Automated Container Terminal
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Dounreay Site Restoration Limited
Dounreay Decommissioning Programme
NASA Johnson Space Center
Thermal Protection System/Heat Shield
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Aurangabad Industrial Township Limited
Aurangabad Industrial Smart City
Cutting Edge Manufacturing
Rapidly evolving, complex facilities require fast-paced, innovative solutions.
- As main contractor for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s reimagined biologics manufacturing facility in Dublin, we accelerated speed to market for life-saving immuno-oncology medicine, and laid the groundwork for future buildings so development and manufacturing can meet future production and testing needs.
- We successfully drove Evonik’s new Goose Creek, South Carolina precipitated silica facility to an early completion and outstanding safety performance, while employing sustainable technology to improve automotive transport efficiency and increase fuel savings for its customers.
- When one of the world’s-largest producers of industrial enzymes, microorganisms and biopharmaceutical ingredients, Novozymes, discovered a need to expand its production capacity, they turned to us for an end-to-end solution. Through engineering, procurement, construction management, commissioning and start-up assistance, we delivered the facility quickly and safely — adding five new fermenters and boosting Novozymes’ ability to meet enzyme formulation needs for increased demands.
Based on the success of this fermentation expansion project, including achieving more than 131,000 site hours without a recordable incident and delivering more than $7 million in capital investment savings, Novozymes selected us to perform similar services for their next expansion in Blair, Nebraska.
Mission Critical Outcomes
For the first time in history, security and defense threats have no borders.
- Our proprietary software-defined KeyRadar® is flexible and deployable across all-weather, day/night operations and high altitudes to provide rapid, simultaneous imaging and tracking for any mission — a critical solution for organizations such as the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
- From continuous diagnostics and mitigation to big data analytics, threat intelligence, threat hunting and vulnerability assessments, to security training and remediation services — we identify threats before they occur and deliver proactive cybersecurity in near real-time. And, we are providing these services right now to protect approximately $1.5 trillion in U.S. federal student loans against global threats.
- Using our domain experience in rapid prototyping and radio frequency systems, we disrupted how our customers acquire ubiquitous satellite constellations, providing more cost-effective, quick technology options, such as next-generation hardware, autonomous algorithms with machine learning and artificial intelligence, and new approaches to electronics parts qualification for space applications. These safer, more connected solutions power humanitarian assistance, emergency communications, land cover/land use change, environmental planning, hydrology and ecology, and even help detect activity like illegal fishing and oil spills.
It is one thing to dream up new solutions. At Jacobs, we also deliver them.
- Alongside the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, we developed a cutting-edge application of magnetic flux leakage technology to access data for early detection of weak spots on water mains to mitigate costs and future repairs, and ensure safe, reliable water services for tomorrow.
- Our predictive, data-driven maintenance approach keeps NASA’s Kennedy Space Center’s systems running smoothly by introducing data-driven, best-value and environmentally-sound planning and scheduling of system maintenance and improvements to prepare for launch dates into the future.
- In support of NASA, we successfully completed a crucial full-stress flight test of the Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System, verifying the abort system can steer the spacecraft and astronauts aboard to safety if an emergency arises during ascent to orbit. The flight test, called Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2), is a critical step in helping demonstrate Orion’s safety as NASA leads the next steps of human exploration to deep space.
Environmental stewardship and climate change are the defining issues of our time.
- Along the Australian coast, 99% of native shellfish reefs have disappeared from exploitation. Serving as lead engineer for The Nature Conservancy in its partnership to develop the continent’s largest-ever reef reconstruction project, we designed the second phase of Windara Reef’s construction, expanding the reef to 20 total hectares, or the equivalent of 20 American football fields in length. Today, the new reef is improving water quality (due to the filtration powers of oysters), increasing fishery productivity, influencing higher biodiversity and providing economic growth with new marine industry jobs.
- We work with NASA scientists to leverage remotely-sensed data and images shot from 240 miles overhead on the International Space Station to provide critical disaster response aid and help communities recover. And, we are on the ground assisting with critical Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster-related operations throughout the U.S. and its territories.
- During the last decade, we safely managed the environmental cleanup of the Central Plateau at the Hanford Site, cleaning up solid and liquid wastes left behind from decades of weapons production as part of America’s defense program, and protecting the valuable Columbia River resource.
19.3B gallons of contaminated groundwater cleaned up thus far, supporting the overall mission of protecting the Columbia River, which is vital to the Pacific Northwest region’s culture and economy.
We solve some of the most complex challenges of exploration — both in space and closer to home.
- We work with NASA scientists to explore planetary habitat manufacturing and assembly technologies, such as 3D printing, to develop options for practical, affordable and flexible structures capable of thriving whether on land or in space.
- In partnership with Cisco and s::can, we are using advanced Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and wireless data capabilities to pave the way for early detection of potential waterborne bacteria issues, before they can harm water supplies or public health.
- With the U.S. Department of Defense, we conducted a field-scale pilot test of thermal desorption to remove Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) from impacted soils. Our results demonstrated that PFAS could be removed from soil effectively at much lower temperatures than other thermal treatment technologies — we successfully treated PFAS-contaminated soil at temperatures maintained above 350°C within just four days.
The potential for ultimate on-site destruction of PFAS in waste condensate liquids makes this technology approach the only on-site destructive technology for PFAS-impacted soils. Continuing our leadership in this technology, the U.S. Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program recently selected a U.S. Navy and Jacobs team for an in situ thermal desorption field pilot test.
Prosperous communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future.
At the forefront of the urban movement are examples set by great world cities and supported by Jacobs:
- London is implementing the world’s first ultra-low emission zone, one of a series of measures to tackle poor air quality in the capital, protecting public health and helping thousands of Londoners to breathe cleaner air.
- Calgary implemented the largest in-vessel based composting operation in Canada, reducing the amount of organic waste sent to the city landfill from single family homes by 46% in just one year of operation.
- Sydney is exploring intelligent traffic technologies for its motorways during the next 20 years and is implementing the region’s first smart motorway, the M4 Western, which is expected to reduce crashes by up to 30%.
- Addressing growing high-density conditions, Dallas is exploring options for an automated transportation system to better connect and mobilize its thriving population.
- On its city center transformation, Edinburgh is putting people ahead of design and firmly projecting its world heritage reputation into the future.
- Miami is undertaking an ambitious Ocean Outfall project to eliminate wastewater discharge to the ocean by 2025, protecting its wastewater facilities from extreme weather and climate-related risks — and is exploring the possibility of transforming a popular city-owned golf course into a wetland “eco-district,” a natural infrastructure option aimed at keeping infrastructure dry through variating climate.
- Aiming to become the first connected, smart cities in their respective countries, communities in Canada and the midwestern U.S. are implementing innovative, outcome-based business models and cutting-edge technologies to establish various smart infrastructure projects —delivering enhanced experiences and economic growth.
- Dubai is reinvigorating the city with a vision to build a smart and sustainable city centered around the happiness of its citizens, a comprehensive urban plan and solutions to improve governance models.
Jacobs helps transform cities, shaping long-term, collaborative, integrated visions and defining how these can positively affect today’s world. Through urban strategies and concrete interventions, strongly underpinned by effective digital tools and platforms, we tackle the toughest social, economic and environmental challenges, harvesting opportunities to support thriving communities.
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are at the epicenter of challenging today and reinventing tomorrow:
- In York, U.K., we bottled local students’ STEM ambitions, transforming 1,500 plastic bottles into a full-sized greenhouse that students are now using to grow their own produce.
- At the U.S. Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant — where we lead the deactivation and remediation contract team — more than 120 students explored hands-on activities designed to educate them on the presence of natural radiation in the world, as well as its history and practical uses at our “STEM 4 Girls” event.
- Helping young minds reach for the stars, we are proud mentors and volunteers in the FIRST® robotics community, which reached more than 570,000 students across 110 countries during the last year.
- We worked alongside the City and County of Denver and Scholars Unlimited on the Next Generation City Builder’s program, designed to engage 300 diverse students in STEM-based learning opportunities as a strategy to address the city’s workforce gaps and expose young learners to related careers.