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ENR Names Jacobs as No. 1 Design Firm

Engineering News-Record has ranked Jacobs No. 1 in its list of Top 500 Design Firms in the world. Jacobs has previously held a top five position in the Top 500 list since ENR’s rankings began in 2003, and for the first time in nine years, we’re excited to return to the top spot.

"We are executing well against our strategic priorities to maintain a winning culture, drive project excellence and grow profitably, which delivered double-digit increases in revenue and gross profit over last year," said Jacobs Chairman and CEO Steve Demetriou. "We are on a mission to create a new kind of professional services company; building on an innovative, inclusive culture to make Jacobs a partner of choice for clients and the employer of choice for the world’s best talent. With our CH2M acquisition we have never been in a better position to bring best-in-class solutions to the world’s most critical challenges. "

ENR’s report, published in its May issue, indicates the current market continues to grow for major design firms and will for the foreseeable future. The Top 500 firms had record design revenue of $93.90 billion in 2017, up 1.1%, from $92.84 billion in 2016. The business focus has shifted from reliance on tax cuts, deregulation and what’s happening on the Hill, to delivering services as strategically and efficiently as possible in key markets and systems.

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