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Jacobs' ENR Rankings in 2020

ENR Top Design Firms Sourcebook

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While we'd rather brag about our clients, here are a few facts worth mentioning:

Fortune Magazine

Jacobs is ranked the #2 Most Admired Company in the World in the Engineering, Construction category by Fortune Magazine.

OSHA VPP Status

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes us for excellence in worker safety and health as a Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Corporate participant. We represent one of just a handful of other corporations that currently hold this recognition in the U.S.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women

Named one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021, the U.K.’s most highly profiled and well-established listing of employers striving for gender equality in the workplace. Compiled by gender equality experts at Business in the Community, the listing recognizes our efforts to work towards gender equality. Read more in our news article here.

Engineering News-Record

Engineering News-Record ranked Jacobs No. 1 in its list of Top 500 Design Firms in the world in 2021. We’ve held a top five position in the Top 500 list since ENR’s rankings began in 2003, and for a fourth consecutive year, we’re excited to be at the top spot. And, we also secured top spots in 20 ENR market sectors, spanning General Buildings, Transportation, Environment, Manufacturing and Telecom.

  • No. 1 – Top 500 in Design Firms
  • No. 1 – Aerospace
  • No. 1 – Auto Plants
  • No. 1 – Chemical & Soil Remediation
  • No. 1 – Clean Air Compliance
  • No. 1 - CM/PM-for-Fee
  • No. 1 - Combined Design & CM-PM
  • No. 1 – Data Centers
  • No. 1 – Government Offices
  • No. 1 – Hazardous Waste
  • No. 1 – Health Care
  • No. 1 – Industrial Process
  • No. 1 – Manufacturing
  • No. 1 – Marine & Port Facilities
  • No. 1 – Mass Transit & Rail
  • No. 1 – Nuclear Waste
  • No. 1 – Pharmaceuticals
  • No. 1 - Program Management
  • No. 1 – Pulp & Paper
  • No. 1 - Sanitary & Storm Sewers
  • No. 1 – Semiconductors
  • No. 1 – Sewer & Waste
  • No. 1 – Site Assessment & Compliance
  • No. 1 – Telecommunications
  • No. 1 – Towers & Antennae
  • No. 1 – Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • No. 2 – Airports
  • No. 2 – Bridges
  • No. 2 - Electronic Assembly
  • No. 2 – Highways
  • No. 2 – Transportation
  • No. 2 – Water Transmission Lines & Aqueducts
  • No. 2 – Water Treatment, Desalination Plants
  • No. 2 - Wind Power
  • No. 3 – Co-Generation
  • No. 3 - Entertainment
  • No. 3 – General Building
  • No. 3 – Nuclear Plants
  • No. 3 – Water Supply

Two of our projects, the Bristol Myers Squibb Large Scale Cell Culture (LSCC) Manufacturing Facility and Ashgal’s DSSIP Main Trunk Sewer MTS-01 Project, received honors as 2019 Global Best Projects by ENR in the manufacturing and water/wastewater sectors, respectively. And, our work with Colorado Department of Transportation to help flood-ravaged mountain communities build back better than before received honors as ENR’s 2018 Overall National Best of the Best Project.

Building Design and Construction Giants List

  • No. 1 – Giants 400 Engineering/Architecture Firms
  • No. 1 – Top Construction Management + Project Management Firms
  • No. 1 - Data Centers (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Government - All Government Buildings Work (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Government - Federal Civilian Environment (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Government - Military (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Healthcare - All Healthcare Facilities Work (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Healthcare - Hospitals (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Hospitality - All Hospitality Facilities Work (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Hospitality - Hotel, Resorts (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Convention Centers/Conference Centers (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Industrial Buildings - Manufacturing Plants, Warehouses (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Office - All Office Building Work (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Office - Buildings / Core+Shell (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Reconstruction Work (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Retail - All Retail Buildings Work (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Retail - Malls, big box stores, strip centers (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 1 - Science & Technology (S+T) facilities (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 2 - Airport Sector (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 2 - Transit Facilities — Bus/Rail Terminals and Stations (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 2 - University / College Facilities (Engineering + EA Firms)
  • No. 3 - Schools — PK-12, public, private, charter, military (Engineering + EA Firms)

Interior Design Top 100 Giants Survey

  • No. 1 – Government Design
  • No. 2 – Top 100 Giants
  • No. 2 – Office Design

Environmental Business International

Environmental Business International (EBI) recognized us with six business achievement awards for leadership and outstanding performance in our corporate, environmental and climate change work in 2019 – the most of any participating company. The previous year, EBI recognized us with 11 business achievement awards for leadership and outstanding performance in our environmental and climate change work in 2018, celebrating our solutions across technology-enabled approaches, environmental remediation and restoration, climate change adaptation and resilience and social contribution.

Global Water Intelligence

This year, Global Water Intelligence (GWI) recognized us for our innovative, technical and sustainable achievements in the international water sector, including a distinction award for Water Company of the Year. Additionally, the Green Meadows Water Treatment Plant in southwest, Florida, and the Tuas Desalination Plant in Singapore, both of which we supervised, received GWI’s Global Water Awards for Water Project of the Year and Desalination Plant of the Year, respectively.