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Meet James Hampson

Meet James Hampson

Fresh out of high school, James Hampson joined Jacobs as an apprentice in mechanical engineering. Today, he’s responsible for our Major Programmes and Projects Group in Europe, which leads and delivers the most significant and often high-profile programs and projects in the region.

Throughout his career so far James has led large-scale infrastructure programs in numerous sectors including rail, nuclear, buildings, mining, aviation and water, both in the U.K. and globally. It’s this diverse background that he draws on to link different sectors together and challenge traditional methods of delivery.

“I’m excited by our team’s delivery of some of the largest and most iconic programs in Europe and the positive impact these can have on people’s lives. I’m particularly passionate about pushing the boundaries of new and innovative methods of delivery; in this unique time in history we have an opportunity to differentiate delivery and really create infrastructure that benefits our communities and society, without harming our planet.”

James Hampson

James Hampson

Vice President and Head of Sector for Major Programmes and Projects Group, Europe, Jacobs

As a former apprentice, James is passionate about developing talent and mentors several potential future leaders and even some of our client rising stars. James also sits on the executive board of the Jacobs Careers network, providing senior direction and inspiring people at all levels within the business with his story of a whole career at Jacobs from entry level to Vice President.

As well as being dedicated to helping others achieve their career goals, James is passionate about pushing the limits of what’s possible and inspiring teams to develop new and innovative methods of delivery – providing solutions that are creative and influence how we live today as well as into tomorrow.

APM Project Management Conference 2017 - James Hampson
  • 28

    holiday turkeys eaten since starting at Jacobs

  • 6

    countries worked in

  • 9

    different sectors worked in

  • 5

    bosses over 28 who imparted business, personal and life skills