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Meet Patrick King

Meet Patrick King VP, Global Transportation Market Chair, Director for Ports & Maritime New York City, New York, U.S.

Patrick King has more than 30 years of experience leading transportation infrastructure initiatives in North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

He provides solutions and technology oversight for the company’s $2.9 billion transportation portfolio encompassing airports, bridges, highways, marine and port facilities, mass transit and rail. With a deep interest in decarbonizing the transport sector, Patrick also helps coordinate cross-market synergies that support sustainable development and energy transition.  

“I have enjoyed the complex projects we’ve delivered for cargo ports and our shipping, cruise, defense and energy clients, but I take particular pride in the work we’ve done to create better and more resilient urban coastlines that improve the daily lives of countless residents, commuters and tourists. Climate adaptation makes financial sense and is almost always more cost effective than recovery.”

Patrick King

Patrick King

Jacobs Vice President, Global Transportation Market Chair and Director for Ports & Maritime

  • 1.6 K+

    commercial underwater inspection dives made in the first 10 years of his career

  • 33

    resilience and climate adaptation projects delivered

  • 47

    countries visited to provide transportation-related solutions

  • 1

    mile of road Patrick is helping electrify in the United States’ first dynamic inductive charging pilot for electric vehicles

As the Global Market Director for the industry’s No. 1 ranked Ports & Maritime business, Patrick works with clients to manage their portfolios of maritime assets and has extensive experience in redeveloping urban waterfronts as more resilient and repurposed facilities.

The shipping industry is responsible for moving 90% of all global trade. Supporting these complex supply chains, Patrick has managed marine infrastructure projects and programs around the world for containerized operations, bulk, breakbulk, energy, cruise and public access waterfront facilities.

His waterfront redevelopment and coastal adaptation projects have addressed a multitude of port, coastal and urban waterfront structures, such as the Port of San Francisco Waterfront Resilience Program, where Jacobs is working with the City of San Francisco to preserve and fortify the 100-year-old Embarcadero Seawall for earthquake safety, flood protection, resilience and sea level rise adaptation.

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