... we told you we partner with clients to solve complex challenges overcoming change and disruption? 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 to learn more.
Alan McGowan: STEM Learning UK's Catalyst Magazine
Having spent nearly 25 years working on environment and water-related projects in Scotland, Jacobs' Senior Associate Director Alan McGowan is now leading the country's largest and highest priority flood protection scheme. In this article for STEM Learning UK's Catalyst Magazine, Alan explains how Jacobs is working with Falkirk Council to protect seven communities at risk of river and coastal flooding and gives insight into his own role on the project.
Jazzy Quinabo Principe: ASCE Civil Engineering Source
Jazzy Quinabo Principe, a project manager and executive advisor at Jacobs and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Orange County Younger Member Forum Past-President offered some tips for building successful engineering relationships as part of ASCE Younger Member Week, a weeklong series of professional development and networking events for young engineers. What does she think are the five keys to building successful engineering relationships? Find out in the Civil Engineering Source.
Heather Wishart-Smith: Forbes
If you were to ask most hiring managers if they wanted recruits who were innovative, determined, outside-the-box thinkers, it’s a fair wager you would get a universal “Yes”. So why then might we be quick to stumble at neurological diversity when it comes to interviewing candidates for positions at our organizations? Jacobs SVP of Innovation Heather Wishart-Smith helps hiring managers examine their own potential biases that could be robbing them of truly outstanding and game-changing hires in her latest column for Forbes.
Donald Morrison:Infrastructure Intelligence
Jacobs People & Places Solutions SVP Europe and Digital Strategies Donald Morrison discusses how the U.K.’s new National Infrastructure Strategy will require the right kind of determination from industry and government to deliver its promises in a way that serves all corners of the U.K. Read the latest issue of Infrastructure Intelligence for the full article.
Kristi Steiner: Treatment Plant Operator
Kristi Steiner, a water engineer with Jacobs, was recently interviewed in Treatment Plant Operator Magazine about the honor she received, the 2020 Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award from the Water Environment Federation. This respected award is given once a year to an active member who is 35 or younger and contributes to the wastewater collection and treatment industry.
Heather Wishart-Smith: The Military Engineer
Jacobs SVP of Technology and Innovation Heather Wishart-Smithwas interviewed for this month’s edition of The Military Engineer magazine, and she shared her insights on mentorship, what she’s learned as president of the Society of American Military Engineers, and how the Society has managed through the pandemic.
Lindsay Gerding: BizJournal
As the world anxiously awaits a vaccine for the coronavirus, Jacobs Program Manager Lindsay Gerding is leading the rapid retrofit of a facility for potential COVID-19 vaccine production. It’s not an exaggeration to say the pandemic has underscored her professional purpose, and she shares how in this BizJournal interview.
Julie Chang: BizJournal
Jacobs Divisional Vice President and Director of New York Operations Julie Chang joins BizJournal to explore how vision, empathy and connection have been the keys to success in working through the pandemic – and how our Culture of Caring has remained at the heart of it all.
Heather Wishart-Smith: Innovation Leader
Jacobs SVP of Technology & Innovation Heather Wishart-Smith joined Innovation Leader to share insights on corporate innovation.
Tom Lissett and Neal Edmondson: Institute of Water Magazine, Institute of Asset Management
United Utilities’ Tom Lissett and Jacobs’ Neal Edmondson talk to the Institute of Water Magazine and the Institute of Asset Management about the partnership between United Utilities and Jacobs to develop a long-term innovative strategy for resilient bioresources and energy services in the North West of England.
Ken Gilmartin: ConstructionDive
Jacobs Executive Vice President Ken Gilmartin talks how we’re accelerating retrofits of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing facilities and the role of technology in keeping people safe in this ConstructionDive article.
John Noble: PharmaManufacturing
In his article for PharmaManufacturing, Jacobs Vice President and General Manager of Life Sciences John Noble explains how we’re deploying Integrated Project Delivery to support our biopharma clients as they deliver COVID-19 projects.
Diana Anderson and Matthew Holmes: Design Museum Magazine
One year into the global pandemic, what lessons have we learned about health and medical facility design and how we access care? Jacobs Principal Diana Anderson and Global Solutions Director Health Infrastructure Matthew Holmes share some ideas in this article for Design Museum Magazine.
Heather Wishart-Smith: Forbes
If you want to be truly innovative, you need to be ready to engage in some monkey business. Jacobs SVP of Innovation Heather Wishart-Smith explains in her next column for Forbes.
Robert Brokamp and Adi Karisik: BioPharm International
Our cyber experts are delivering innovative solutions to mitigate risk and address vulnerabilities in legacy manufacturing systems. Jacobs Director of Automation Services Bob Brokamp and Global Technology Leader for Operational Technology Adi Karisik’s article for BioPharm Internationalexplains how we’re supporting biopharma clients to solve these complex challenges.
Ken Gilmartin: International Construction
Ken Gilmartin, executive vice president at Jacobs, spoke to International Construction about new technology, the impact of COVID-19 and how and why Jacobs is pivoting to become a solutions provider.
Heather Wishart-Smith: Forbes
In her latest Forbes column, Jacobs SVP of Innovation Heather Wishart-Smith explores how one academic innovator disrupted his “business model”, and the lessons it imparts for commercial organizations.
Caesar Nieves: PharmaManufacturing
“Reducing risks & addressing vulnerabilities requires a holistic approach that includes comprehensive data protection measures across the supply chain, risk & readiness assessments and the use of analytics.” In his article for PharmaManufacturing, Jacobs SVP of Cyber & Intelligence, Caesar Nieves discusses why data integrity remains a key issue for biopharma firms during COVID-19.
Veronica Llaneza, Cristina Ortega-Castineiras, Moises Sierra Ortiz: Florida Water Resources Journal
As a result of the industry’s debate over treatment performance, historical cost increases and an expansion project, Jacobs’ team in North Miami Beach, Florida, completed a comparative study on cost, efficiency, maintenance and water quality. Check out the November issue of Florida Water Resources Journal to learn more about the study and how the results have allowed the City's regional utility, NMB Water, to optimize utilization of its treatment systems and reduce operations and maintenance costs.
Kevin Mottershead: Reuters
Jacobs Corrosion and Materials Science Managing Consultant Kevin Mottershead joins EPRI's Jean Smith to explore how fatigue assessment studies may extend nuclear power plant lifespans in this Reuters piece.
Lindsay Gerding: Wall Street Journal
In early May, AstraZeneca signed on Jacobs to retrofit a mothballed drug-production line in a plant the drugmaker owns north of Cincinnati. Making a vaccine meant introducing a live virus into the factory, requiring a new air system. That is a normal job for big pharmaceutical companies, says the Jacobs operations director who managed the job, Lindsay Gerding. The timeline? “It was not normal,” she shares in this Wall Street Journal article.
Heather Wishart-Smith: Forbes
In her Forbes column, Jacobs SVP of Innovation Heather Wishart-Smith asks what might we learn from the farming sector that can inform how large commercial organizations meet their own challenges for staying agile in the face of massive digital and competitive disruptions?
Mike Wharton: Nuclear Engineering International
Jacobs Senior Chemist and Technical Lead Mike Wharton describes how his work on Raman spectroscopy has created a powerful new tool for characterization of radioactive material in this article for Nuclear Engineering International.
Heather Wishart-Smith: Forbes
In her Forbes column, Jacobs SVP of Innovation Heather Wishart-Smith writes about how, in the age of unlimited cloud-based computing power, disparate data points from seemingly random sources can be cross-referenced and analyzed to unlock connections that can signal critical insights for public utilities and public health officials.
David Whitehead: Konsept Projeler
Jacobs' David Whitehead shares his definition of "architect" and artificial intelligence, and explores potential impact of AI on the architectural market in this Konsept Projeler piece.
Jennifer Mims: GAD World
How does an effective asset management program improve customer service and travel experience predictability? And why does the aviation community need the most efficient and economic use of their assets and infrastructure now more than ever? Jennifer shares her thoughts on the goals, unique characteristics and benefits of asset management in the aviation space.
Heather Wishart-Smith: Forbes
What do municipalities need to consider to ensure their grids and infrastructure can handle their proposed electric bus initiatives? Jacobs SVP of Technology & Innovation and Forbes contributing columnist Heather Wishart-Smith explores in the first of a new series of Forbes columns.
Donald Morrison: OnLondon
Jacobs Senior Vice President and GM Donald Morrison talks to OnLondon about the opportunity to make smarter, more objective decisions for a post-pandemic world. Avoiding reactive, short-term infrastructure planning and building and instead, aiming higher to deliver better, more thoughtful and inclusive outcomes.
Roger Johnson: ENR
Based on 45 years of experience, read Roger Johnson's thoughts on airport design and construction during the coronavirus as discussed with Engineering News-Record.
Diletta Colette Invernizzi, Nick Higginson, Richard Howells, Willem Van Es and Ian Beadle:
American Nuclear Society
How can cross-sectorial knowledge transfer cut the cost of nuclear decommissioning and waste management projects? A systematic analysis, based on original research and written by members of Jacobs’ Nuclear Decommissioning team, has been published by the American Nuclear Society.
Duke Corporate Education
From the basketball court to business, Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou talks with Duke Corporate Education Chief Executive Michael Chavez about the power of inclusion, and how little changes can make big differences.
Jacobs Senior Vice President and GM Donald Morrison talks to Infrastructure Intelligence about the importance of decarbonization and inclusive growth in the U.K.’s COVID-19 recovery.
Dallas Regional Chamber
Expounding on our commitment to actionable initiatives and measurable objectives to address embedded and systemic racial inequalities, Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou participated in the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Q&A series to answer questions about Jacobs’ global Action Plan for Advancing Justice and Equality.
The London Interdisciplinary School
Jacobs’ VP of Cities & Places Europe, Kate Kenny, talks to The London Interdisciplinary School about her own career journey, interdisciplinarity and what it's like to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges.
Treatment Plant Operator
At Jacobs, we’re always looking for ways to implement projects that deliver sustainable results, and our OMFS team in Trinidad, Colo., is the latest example. Check out the July issue of Treatment Plant Operator to learn how the team combined two separate blower systems into one all-purpose package, resulting in reduced power consumption, a decrease in maintenance and rapid payback.
World Economic Forum
With the renewed and expanded interest by many nations to explore space, our Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou shares how the Artemis Accords present an opportunity to establish comprehensive and well-considered agreements on sustainable exploration and utilization with the World Economic Forum. The time is now to create a sustainable future space legacy, and the Artemis Accords are one mechanism to make this happen.
Sarah Hinchin: The Irish Times
“It’s a career for curious minds and those driven to dream big!”Jacobs Project Manager Sarah Hinchin discusses with The Irish Times how engineering is helping to realize her dreams and to create a brighter future.
Francesca McBride: BioPharm International
As cell-therapy products move rapidly to commercialization, we’re supporting clients to solve complex operational and regulatory challenges to scale out production. Jacobs Director of Regulatory Compliance Francesca McBride discusses how our work is helping to provide patients with access to these innovative treatments in this BioPharm International article.
Dawne Hickton: Inside Defense and
Pittsburgh Business Times
Jacobs' acquisition of KeyW helped the company expand its cyber footprint across this rapidly growing sector cyber work. Maintaining a healthy work life with your personal life is a tricky balancing act for everyone in the workforce. Check out Jacobs’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Critical Mission Solutions Dawne Hickton’s interviews with Pittsburgh Business Times and Inside Defense as she discusses how Jacobs’ acquisition of KeyW helped bolster cyber work, workforce trends and draws on her own experience managing work/life balance while raising six children with her husband.
Valerie Roberts: ArchIntel
In a continuously changing business landscape, your ability to stay current and remain focused on what is important is critical. Jacobs Senior Vice President of Critical Mission Solutions Global Transformation and Strategy Valerie Robert recently caught up with ArchIntel to discuss her view on how in-person networking and business intelligence processes can help Competitive Intelligence (CI) teams create actionable insights.
Caesar Nieves: WashingtonExec
As the world becomes ever more connected and dependent on digital technology, cyber executives and their teams are working on creative solutions to meet the continuously evolving cyber threats facing federal and private-sector clients so people and information stay protected. Leading that charge at Jacobs is Caesar Nieves, Senior Vice President of Cyber. Named on WashingtonExec’s Top 25 Cyber Execs to Watch in 2020 list, get to know Caesar as he talks about Jacobs’ growth and continued development and investment in a profile piece and interview by WashingtonExec.
Jesse Craft: WIRED
NASA unveiled its next-generation space suit that will be worn by astronauts when they return to the moon as part of the agency’s plan to establish a permanent human presence on the lunar surface. The life-support system has to be safe, lightweight enough to fit the weight limits for the lunar lander and strong enough to withstand the intense G-forces and vibrations during a rocket launch. Find out in WIRED how Jacobs experts are helping NASA revamp the xEMU life-support system —the first major update in decades.
Photo courtesy of NASA/Joel Kowsky
Clive White: Industry Link
Jacobs Senior Vice President Clive White shares his industry insights with Industry Link, discussing Jacobs combined nuclear capability and why technological advance is key to maximizing the contribution that nuclear can make to the net-zero carbon economies of the future.
Nuclear Engineering International
Principal Consultant in Engineering Development, Mike Davies, speaks to Nuclear Engineering International about irradiated graphite, treatment options, key areas needing further research and Jacobs’s unique graphite knowledge.
Photo courtesy of EDF
John Noble: Pharmaceutical Technology
Whether refitting existing spaces or building new, the need for quick build times, flexibility, and production efficiency is driving trends in bio/pharma facility construction. Jacobs Vice President and General Manager of Life Sciences John Noble joins Pharmaceutical Technology to discuss building renovations and more.
Katie Kilcoyne: Engineers Journal
“Engineering is at the cutting-edge of the innovations that are transforming our world and helping to create a better tomorrow.” Jacobs Process Engineer Katie Kilcoyne joins Engineers Journal to discuss how she’s using her experience to help clients solve complex challenges and encourage more women into engineering along the way.
Amy Manley, James Kerrigan and
Lisa McGregor: Work Design Magazine
Our interior design experts share their strategic considerations for redefining the future of work and returning to the office safely in Work Design.
Angela Bardino: Mix Magazine
Thinking about the future of workplace from a societal change perspective, Angela Bardino, Design Principal, talks to Mix Magazine as she examines employees’ impact on both immediate business and subsequent end user groups. Broken down into six ‘dominos’ or phases, she discusses workplace transformation, from the immediate through to future solutions – exploring what market demands may be, as society redefines normality.
Water Environment Federation
At Jacobs, our people are the key to our success. Investing in the careers of our future leaders with benefits like professional memberships, offers our teams and clients a competitive advantage as they keep us up-to-date on industry trends, advances in technology, opportunities for development and so much more.
Jacobs Operations Management and Facilities Services Vice President, Geographic Leadership, Efrain Rodriguez, talked with the Water Environment Federation about his work in the water industry and the benefits he has seen from his WEF membership.
Treatment Plant Operator
A passion for environmental protection led Jacobs’ Diana Heimbach to a career in wastewater treatment. The Jacobs project manager shared her journey and Jacobs’ success at Lehigh County Authority Wastewater Pretreatment Facility in the latest edition of Treatment Plant Operator.
Photo courtesy of Treatment Plant Operator
Zack Farrar: Robin
Facilities management professionals are going beyond the physical infrastructure and are creating the workplaces of tomorrow. Check out Jacobs’ Zack Farrar interview with Robin to learn where the FM industry is headed in 2020 and how FM professionals are creating an efficient, stellar workplace where employees can thrive.
Jonathan Green: The Military Engineer
Confronted with the challenge of a water supply unable to meet regulatory requirements and facing growing user demand, the nation’s premier desert warfare training center and their partner, Jacobs, turned to unconventional water treatment technologies. Read about Fort Irwin’s water treatment innovation in the latest issue of The Military Engineer.
John Ganaway: PharmaTech
“Asset health accountability drives the creation and execution of a robust reliability framework,” says John Ganaway, Design for Reliability practitioner at Jacobs. Software may assist in DfR, but in reality it is the stakeholders who must “build and execute a reliability framework,” says Ganaway. Pharmaceutical Technology interviewed John about DfR and its application in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Matteo Pozzi and Manrico Zani: NewCities
Jacobs Automation Engineers Matteo Pozzi and Manrico Zani look at how the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 is driving automation in pharmaceutical manufacturing, discussing how operational tech is moving towards an ‘as a service’ model with Pharmaceutical Technology.
James Moore, Jason Bird and
Adam Hosking: NewCities
Adaptation to climate change can take many forms, and when incorporated with a realistic vision for the long-term, can help us identify where the traditional approaches of protection may not be the most appropriate.
Jacobs resiliency leaders James Moore, Jason Bird and Adam Hosking share a global perspective on climate migration in this piece to kick off our collaborative partnership with NewCities.
Scott Jones: California Building News
With a deluge of new technology and companies disrupting the property management field, facility managers have much to gain from the "art of possible."
Jacobs Senior Vice President of Operations and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Chairman Scott Jones joins California Building News to discuss the rate of change, and the path ahead for technology-enabled property management in this piece.
Hugh Reynolds and Jim Heemer: European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
Compliance with the EU Ecodesign Directive is driving pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities’ energy consumption up, not down as intended. With a review of the regulations currently underway, Jim Heemer and Hugh Reynolds of Jacobs explain the background to this anomaly, its impact on energy optimization – and what can be done about it – with European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer.
Steve Demetriou: The Sunday Times
“You never want to feel you have arrived.” Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou talks to The Sunday Times about our ongoing transformation, with the Ireland operation telling its own success story.
Cliona Kennedy: The Irish Examiner
Jacobs Project Director Cliona Kennedy has the best advice for students interested in pursuing a career in engineering. With over 25 years of experience, Cliona shares her career journey and tips for the next generation of engineers with The Irish Examiner.
Elaine Clarke: Engineers Journal
Elaine Clarke, Jacobs’ process engineer, knows firsthand how powerful STEM education opportunities can be. She says she struggled to make the decision between pursuing an engineering, law or English degree. That is, until a female engineer from the Electricity Supply Board came to her own school to inspire students to consider the possibilities of a STEM career. Then the decision became obvious, she recently shared with Engineers Journal.
Ellen Keable and Andie Moeder:
Today more than ever, facilities managers (FM) are balancing customer service, C-suite expectations and costs. The good news is that as incorporation of data and automation free up monotonous tasks, demand for more human centric skills will increase.
Jacobs’ Ellen Keable and Andie Moeder join FM Link to share the drivers of workplace change and highlight how we’re incorporating data and automation to assist free facility managers from monotonous tasks.
Natasha Luthra: Konsept Projeler
Artificial intelligence will (and arguably already does) make the planning process of the architects significantly easier, giving them access to data, creating models and interpreting today’s challenges to solve for tomorrow’s solutions.
President and chief operating officer Bob Pragada, talks to Infrastructure Intelligence about the pace of change in mega-trends like climate change and urbanization: “…all this is being accelerated so that there has to be a different way of doing things…redefining what the issue really is and then what the best technology is to enable that solution.”
UK Construction Online
With populations and climate challenges growing, smarter design and integrated infrastructure strategies will be essential in shaping a better future. Jacobs People and Places Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison shares insight with U.K. Construction Online on the future of infrastructure.
Samuel Hughes and Zac Alexander:
UK Bioresources Market Development
With new opportunities for more competition and efficiency in sludge treatment on the horizon in the U.K., Jacobs looks at the industry response and how to increase uptake of market-based solutions.
Donald Morrison: The Glasgow Herald
Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe, Middle East and Africa Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison talks about the importance of creating a meaningful legacy with major infrastructure projects and finding better ways with a more integrated approach in this interview with The Glasgow Herald.
Jeff Gamlin, Jeremy Cox and
Andrew Castor: Remediation Journal
Effectively applied for more than a decade to treat contaminant source areas and groundwater hot spots, while being sustainable and economical, what’s next for subgrade biogeochemical reactors (SBGRs) technology? Jacobs’ Jeff Gamlin, Jeremy Cox and Andrew Castor present case studies for three innovative SBGR configurations, tailored to site challenges outside the norm and overview other emerging pilots in this Remediation Journal paper.
Richard Crowder: Water Innovations
Flood modeling isn’t new, but it has become more advanced and important as we understand the potential of the cloud(s). In this Water Innovations piece, Jacobs’ Growth Manager - Water Environment, Europe Richard Crowder discusses flood modelling in the digital age, and how Jacobs’ Flood Modeller and Flood Cloud applications are protecting people and property along the River Thames.
Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin
The future is design by data. Jacobs’ Director of Predictive Analytics David Morgareidge talks predictive analytics and how it can be applied to healthcare facility design to improve decision making, optimize performance and future proof facilities in this Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin article.
Data and analytics are the new bricks and mortar needed to build the smart, post-Brexit Britain envisaged in the government’s industrial strategy, argues Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison in an opinion piece in Infrastructure Intelligence.
Patrick King: Seaports Magazine
How do ports grow, when funding is tight and aging infrastructure and resiliency threats compound? Read what Jacobs Global Ports & Maritime Solutions Director Patrick King thinks in this piece by Seaports Magazine.
Lee Odell: Water Innovations
In this Water Innovations feature, Jacobs Global Groundwater Technology Leader Lee Odell highlights treatment technology improvements paving the way for cost savings and compliance with California’s next-gen hexavalent chromium maximum contaminant level.