Engineering News-Record has ranked Jacobs No. 1 in its list of Top 500 Design Firms in the world. Jacobs has held a top five position in the Top 500 list since ENR’s rankings began in 2003, and for a second consecutive year, we’re excited to be at the top spot.
"Jacobs is transforming into the leading, next-generation solutions provider addressing the world’s critical challenges," said Jacobs Chair 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."
Jacobs also took the top spots in the government offices, health care, entertainment, mass transit and rail, marine and port facilities, airports, aerospace, sewer and waste, hazardous waste, water transmission lines and aqueducts, wastewater treatment plants, sanitary and storm sewers, site assessment and compliance, clean air compliance, industrial process, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, electronic assembly, and towers and antennae industry lists.
ENR’s report, published in its June Sourcebook issue, indicates the current market may be the best ever in its tenth year of growth, despite experts and economists that say it can’t last, yet industry execs feel the growth will continue. The Top 500 firms had a record total design revenue of $101.16 billion in 2018, up a whopping 7.7%, from $93.90 billion in 2017. Nearly all market sectors included in the Top 500 survey reflected gains last year, especially on the domestic side, which rose 8.9% to $80.55 billion in 2018.