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Meet Jesus Garcia Aleman

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jesus Garcia Aleman

A 20-year journey at Jacobs has seen Jesus Garcia Aleman steward innovative drinking water treatment solutions across the world. As our Global Principal for Drinking Water & Reuse, Jesus connects our clients with Jacobs’ talented team of water professionals.

Every day Jesus works to develop and champion best practices and technology innovations in drinking water treatment – and to support colleagues and clients that are deploying those innovative solutions worldwide.

Jesus went to university in Mexico at ITESM and then moved to Canada to complete a master’s degree and PhD at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. After getting to know staff in our Toronto office, Jesus joined Jacobs with a membrane-related degree at a time when membrane filtration was booming in the industry….  and that was the start of a 20-year journey.

While a process engineer at heart, Jesus specializes in the planning, design and construction of treatment and pump station upgrades in large-scale legacy facilities. This has included implementing more than a dozen facilities incorporating innovative safety in design and sustainability features under the precursor to Jacobs de5ign program. Throughout his career, Jesus has stewarded innovation in the implementation of ozone, biological filters, UV disinfection, membrane filtration and waste minimization schemes.

“I have fun at my job every day – and I’ve been fortunate to work with many clients, suppliers and colleagues that I consider friends.”

Jesus Garcia Aleman

Jesus Garcia Aleman

Jacobs Vice President and Global Principal for Drinking Water and Reuse

Get to know Jesus

What is your favorite part of your role?

There is an immense sense of satisfaction to know that many communities are positively impacted by what we do. I’ve had a nonlinear career path at Jacobs that has been rewarding, interesting and fun.

What do you enjoy most about being part of #OurJacobs?

I have fun at my job every day – and I’ve been fortunate to work with many clients, suppliers and colleagues that I consider friends. Our technology group is tight knit and awesome to work with.

What advice would you give to young professionals?

Work on your skills and relationships deliberately.  This is a people’s business so remember that you are not going to make it alone.  Therefore, cultivate meaningful personal connections with your peers, clients and competitors. 

EQ beats IQ every day.  Have and be a great mentor.  Have fun, be compassionate, ask for help, be prepared, be humble, learn every day, listen to understand, teach.

If you aren’t working, what are we most likely to find you doing?

Hiking or biking trails, woodworking, listening to stand up comedy, cooking or doing crossfit.