Jacobs

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With 2011 revenues of over $10 billion, we offer full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets. Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering and construction, and operations and maintenance.

Company details

1111 South Arroyo Parkway , Pasadena , CA 91105 USA

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Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1947
Employees:
Over 1000
Turnover:
more than 1,000,000,000 €

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With 2011 revenues of over $10 billion, we offer full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets.  Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering and construction, and operations and maintenance.  Our primary markets include:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive and Industrial
  • Buildings
  • Chemicals and Polymers
  • Consumer and Forest Products
  • Energy
  • Environmental Programs  
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  • Refining
  • Technology

Our fundamental business strategy is building long-term client relationships. With more than 60 years in the industry, we have attracted and retained clients by providing superior customer value—in fact, over 80 percent of our work is repeat business from loyal clients. This strategy yields cost advantages, profits, and growth, which allows us to attract and retain investors, and thus fuel further growth.  The combination of a loyal client base and steady growth enables us to attract and retain the industry’s top talent. As a result of this sound business strategy we are prospering in diverse markets worldwide. Our global network includes more than 200 offices in over 25 countries. We have operations in North America, the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, India, Australia, Africa and Asia.
 
Jacobs is listed in the S&P 500 stock market index, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol JEC. Our headquarters are in Pasadena, California.

We are led by our simple yet essential core values; in balance, they form the solid foundation upon which our business is built.

People Are Our Greatest Asset
As a professional services company, our talented employees are the key to developing and sustaining relationships: they invest time with our clients, understand their businesses, retain that accumulated client knowledge and pass it forward, and ultimately, our people deliver the work that adds value to our clients’ businesses. We are committed to providing our employees with an inclusive environment and meaningful work through which they can make lasting contributions as they develop and grow their careers with us.

We Are Relationship Based
This core value is our client-focused value. It describes our objective to create and maintain ongoing business relationships with our clients. We deliver superior and measurable value that exceeds what our clients can find elsewhere. We serve as their advocates and support them in their global aspirations. In simplest terms, our “relationship” value establishes an expectation of service, trust, and business partnership.

Growth Is An Imperative
We are a for-profit business. We make a commitment to our shareholders to perpetually grow our net earnings by an average of 15 percent every year, giving them a dependable return on their investment. The value of our company improves as we grow, creating benefits for all our stakeholders: investors, clients, employees, and those in the geographies where we operate.

Since our company’s founding by Joseph J. Jacobs in 1947, we have gradually evolved from a one-man engineering consultant to the publicly traded Fortune 500 company we are today.

About two-thirds of our consistent growth comes from organic expansion as we serve the changing and growing needs of our customers. Because we partner with our clients and truly understand their business objectives, we work in the locations and industries where they need us to be; and we position ourselves to serve their needs effectively.
 
Another way we are able to continuously improve and grow is through acquisition. We have acquired more than 70 businesses, and each one has contributed to our reach and capabilities. Together, as Jacobs, we deliver the benefits of a fully integrated global organization.

Our rich history guides our growth, and the possibilities are limitless in terms of the company we are yet to become. But a few simple things remain constant throughout times of change: our firm commitment to our relationship based business model; and our focus on safety, quality, and ethics are foundational to who we are.

For us, safety is more than a policy manual or a training video; it’s how we do business and it’s how we live 24/7. Jacobs invites you to experience our culture of caring – a culture in which safety, health and welfare are top priorities; and in which we’re all responsible for looking out for one another.

This safety culture extends outside the office walls, beyond the project site and into our cars, our homes, and our communities; affecting all the people we interact with everywhere around the world. BeyondZero® is the name of our safety program, and it’s about every one of us making safety a personal value that we live by each day

Over decades of consistent behavior guided by our core values, we have earned a reputation as an ethical company. We make decisions with fairness, honesty and integrity, holding ourselves and our colleagues accountable for high standards of conduct on each job we do throughout the world. 

Our Code of Conduct is a useful guide for all our employees and directors worldwide that outlines our collective commitment to our values and beliefs, and helps us exercise ethical decision making and good judgment – even in difficult situations.

We also expect the companies we partner with to operate with a high level of integrity, and our corresponding Supplier Code of Conduct is applicable to those in our supply chain. We encourage our employees and suppliers to ask questions when in doubt and report violations, which they can do via an email address or our Integrity Hotline (1.877.522.6272). 

Most recently and for the second time since 2010, Jacobs has been named one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes Magazine. In the large-cap category, Jacobs is one of only 14 firms featured and the only engineering and construction company featured in the large cap category.Read more on Forbes.

Maintaining an inclusive and diverse workplace energizes our people and encourages creativity, collaboration, and innovation. Learning about new and different perspectives and experiences creates more varied thinking. Considering several unique points of view often results in better decisions and solutions for our clients, our investors, and ultimately our company.

The term “inclusive” can refer to many things; but as it applies to Jacobs, it means welcoming and respecting the varied backgrounds, talents, skills, and experiences of all our employees and everyone we do business with around the world – embracing and appreciating both our similarities and our differences. Inclusion is woven throughout our culture of caring; enabling us to be an engaged, committed, and productive company that produces positive results for our clients and their stakeholders.

Our clients want to find the best sustainable solutions for their projects around the world. We help them do just that. We are dedicated to the advancement of safe and sustainable services for our clients and within our own company. Our core values guide our commitment to an ethical, relationship-based, and cost-conscious business — a sustainable business.

Around the world, across all disciplines, we work to constantly demonstrate our commitment to sustainability through our words and actions. That commitment is reflected every day through our low-cost posture, our BeyondZero® safety philosophy, and our adherence to our Seven Principles of Sustainability.

We are continually improving and reinvigorating our efforts to be responsible stewards of the natural world as we contribute timely and efficient services and effective, tailored sustainable solutions for our clients. This is the best way we can save them money and help make their businesses successful. The work we do supports them in achieving their project goals – and in creating an enduring legacy.