Services - Areas of expertise
What do you need? We can do it.
Being a valuable partner to our clients means having the resources to handle a variety of challenging projects. When they need us, we answer the call.
From feasibility studies and environmental compliance to design, construction management and operations and maintenance, Jacobs brings together the talent and expertise necessary to deliver success. Time and time again.
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Architecture & interiors
Striking the right balance.
Architectural and interior design is the combination of our clients’ needs and values, art and technology, community and place – all coming together creatively to build environments that enrich people’s lives and elevate the human spirit.
To do this, Jacobs focuses on promoting design excellence rather than a signature style, because our design response for each project arises out of the specifics of its site, program, and physical and cultural context.
Our approach is thoughtful and collaborative; each design and construction stakeholder plays an important role in helping us derive the right the solution to delight our clients.
In designing interiors Jacobs aims to inspire and reflect our clients’ identities. We familiarize ourselves with their needs, histories, brand identities, work styles, and management philosophies to balance artistic expression with functional, pragmatic considerations.
Jacobs integrates all of our services to create facilities that meet clients' needs both now and in the future. We put all our talents, ideas and experiences toward striking the right balance between achieving unequaled building solutions and meeting our clients’ business needs, goals, and ultimate visions.
- Corporate commercial & retail
- Healthcare & research
- Mission critical
- Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology
- Power & utilities
- Planning & programming
- Building information modeling (BIM)
- Feasibility studies/condition assessments
- Code compliance
- Fenestration and façade design
- Workplace evaluation
- Furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FEE) selection & specification
- Visualization & visual media
- Wayfinding & signage
- Sustainability assessment & design (LEED)
- Landscape architecture/urban design
Construction with a capital C.
Jacobs is one of the largest construction companies in the world.
As a full service, fully integrated firm, Jacobs designs, engineers, and constructs our clients’ projects from beginning to end with our own expert and caring hands. As a major employer of field services personnel and skilled craft, we wear hardhats, operate cranes, and weld pipe. We do all this and more globally; touching numerous industries, geographies and end markets with the world-class facilities we build and maintain for our clients.
In addition to construction management and project management, Jacobs provides a complete range of field construction services, including modular construction and fabrication, for clients in both the public and private sectors.
Our integrated work processes and procedures allow us to identify unique opportunities to add value, driving innovation and efficiency. We prefer to integrate our construction expertise with our design planning as early as possible in the life of a project. That way, our construction plan is the context within which we design and procure; resulting in reduced schedule and costs.
Jacobs has experience meeting aggressive and complex schedules, and we offer a number of alternative delivery processes for public works and civil infrastructure projects.
In everything we build for our clients around the world, safety is our number one priority.
- Our commitment to safety
- Program & construction management
- Operations & maintenance
- Modular construction
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- Field services
- Cost estimating/management
- Startup and commissioning
- Construction management
- General contracting
- Materials management
- Quality assurance/quality control
Dependable engineering expertise from A to Z.
Bet you can’t find an engineering discipline that we don’t have covered at Jacobs. From Aerospace Engineering to Zoological Engineering and every sort of engineering between, we have the expertise and the passion that our clients need when they’re looking for technical solutions to help them meet their business objectives.
Jacobs partners with our clients and understands their goals, providing leadership and organization to produce designs that achieve their requirements in terms of function, schedule, budget, constructability, safety, and sustainability. Our project delivery systems benefit from best practices learned from our 60+ years of delivering successful projects of all sizes for clients around the world.
For a small sampling of the vast range of projects we engineer, read our latest Summary Annual Report.
Stewardship for our clients, and for our world.
Around the world, our local, government, industrial, and commercial clients turn to Jacobs to provide comprehensive environmental planning, assessment, restoration, and prevention services. We have extensive experience with complex and evolving governmental regulations, policies and guidelines. And we are consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the top firms in environmental-oriented market sectors.
From site assessments and investigation, to the complete range of remedial activities, to decontamination and demolition; Jacobs' environmental scientists, engineers, and technicians have the skills and expertise to perform a wide variety of environmental cleanup work for our clients in the nuclear and energy/utility sector.
Across multiple markets and industries, Jacobs also regularly works closely with clients and stakeholders to provide services that address issues of natural resource management, ecology, air/water quality, noise impact, flood risk, transportation documentation, socioeconomics, cultural heritage, wetland habitats, endangered species, urban planning, and many other environmental considerations.
In all projects, we are committed to promoting sustainable and cost-effective solutions tailored to our clients’ specific needs and requirements. Specific climate change and resource efficiency services include: strategies for carbon and waste reduction; greenhouse inventory and reporting; emissions trading; carbon finance & management; and renewable energy options.
- Environmental impact assessments
- Environmental audits, approvals, compliance, and permitting
- Environmental management plans
- Site investigations and risk assessment
- Hydrology, ecology, water quality and resources
- Natural resource management
- Marine and coastal sciences
- Geotechnical engineering
- Groundwater and catchment management
- Contaminated land auditing & management
- Community & stakeholder engagement and communication
- Land development, master planning, urban design, and approvals
- Waste management
We’ve got IT covered for you.
- BIM, CADD, GIS, and visual media design
- Cyber security / information assurance
- Information management strategy
- Intranets, portals, & collaboration tools
- End-to-end support
- Business intelligence solutions
- Document and records management systems
- Command and control systems
- Range and flight operations systems
- Financial and business information systems
- Process automation and workflow
- Enterprise architecture
- Network systems
- Data centers and database operations
- Data reduction and analysis
- Application development
- Knowledge management maturity assessments
Operations & maintenance
We keep you in business 24/7.
Our clients invest in their facilities with the expectation that they function optimally for many years. As one of the largest and safest operations and maintenance contractors in the world, our teams make that happen.
Jacobs has the experience and dedication to support every aspect of maintaining and operating facilities and plants for many industries.
Managing the performance of facilities and buildings requires a full suite of integrated services; such as site management, operations support, engineering, safety management, planning, scheduling, quality services, supervision, procurement, administration, warehousing, shipping and logistics, and skilled equipment operators and trade professionals.
Jacobs supplies all these services and many more; and because we understand our clients’ businesses intimately, we constantly work with them to assess programs and develop strategies to maximize the value of their assets throughout their entire life cycles.
- Aerospace & defense
- Petrochemicals & chemicals
- Oil & gas
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- Facility evergreen maintenance
- Facility operations
- On-stream maintenance
- Shutdowns and turnarounds
- Emergency outages
- Dismantling, removal and relocations
- Plant improvement projects
- Capacity increase and expansion projects
- Supplement owners’ in-house maintenance activities
- Salvage and demolition projects
- Preventive and predictable maintenance programs
- Risk based maintenance
Helping you plan, forecast, expand and thrive.
We relish the opportunity to help a client realize a vision through our planning capabilities. Jacobs planning teams are leaders in real estate strategies, demographic and economic analysis, facility and infrastructure planning, utilities and energy master planning, and land & site development, permitting, community involvement, and workplace strategies -- to name a few.
We have a knack for understanding our clients’ unique challenges, establishing parameters, and developing recommendations that respond to their specific issues.
With a variety of specialty practice areas of expertise such as asset management and commissioning; transport planning; petroleum, chemicals and energy consulting; utility management; and laboratory planning, Jacobs provides a broad range of management, economic, marketing, and technical services and applications. Our petroleum, chemicals and energy practice also offers clients subscription studies related to crude oil and refined products, as well as software applications to assist clients in filing mandated reports for environmental requirements.
As a global company with more than 250 offices that are familiar with regional and local issues and considerations; Jacobs has the flexibility and the integrated range of resources and capabilities to serve virtually any project anywhere in the world.
- Demographic, financial, risk analysis,and economic appraisal
- Funding & commercial advice
- Site selection & land development
- Permitting studies and permitting assistance
- Asset management & facilities planning
- Real estate & market analysis
- Geospatial information systems (GIS)
- Programming, master planning and conceptual design
- Stakeholder facilitation
- Utilities consulting, assessment, forecasting, strategy
- Technology evaluations
- Transportation strategy and modelling
Jacobs' laboratory planning practice provides strategic advisory, master planning and collaborative design services focused on science, technology and engineering campuses and buildings.
Our clients encompass a broad profile of notable public and private businesses, as well as government and academic institutions. Featuring an extensive portfolio of research and development, instructional and vivarium lab facilities, our body of work spans four decades and includes award-winning top-tier biological, biomedical, chemical, applied and theoretical engineering facilities.
Jacobs offers a full range of professional services. Pre-project envisioning, facilities programming, and conceptual design services provide the base for schematic and detailed design, bid and construction administration.
Our team of architects and planning leaders also offer a financial modeling tool to correlate initial capital project outlays with anticipated research expenditures, integrating peer institution and financial benchmark criteria.
Detailed analysis of potential capabilities and capacities of buildings and a keen understanding for equipment sizes, layout and utility design requirements enable us to assess best fit of equipment to spaces with cogent recommendations for optimal location.
Jacobs offers a broad national and international perspective, coupled with the expertise to make innovative and strategic choices, resulting in facilities that define the leading edge of laboratory and research facility design.
See more about our capabilities in the Healthcare & Research sector.
Jacobs' strategic planning, transport modeling and design advice supports a wide range of clients in their goals to link communities more effectively, improve economic prosperity, enhance user experience, and deliver complex programs of work sustainably and sensitively. We work with central government and regional transportation agencies, local authorities, and private sector clients worldwide.
Jacobs' transport planning expertise encompasses transport networks for passengers and freight across rail, highways, and aviation, and includes bridges and tunnels, ports and marine, and buildings. We reach deep into Jacobs to deliver the very best value - integrating our transport planning capability with engineering, urban and architectural design, environmental services and more.
As a global leader in intelligent mobility capability, we have been developing mobile phone data processing and application technologies for several years. With specialist expertise in BIG Data Analytics and Social Physics, Intelligent Transport Systems, and Smart Cities, Jacobs helps clients with their wide ranging strategic planning and urban mobility needs.
Areas of expertise:
- Accessibility modeling
- Business case development
- Economic appraisal
- Strategic planning
- Sustainable transport solutions
- Transport and land use planning
- Traffic engineering
- Transport modeling
- Transport technology
Efficient, safe, ethical supply chains.
Companies and governments with complex projects and programs turn to Jacobs for the best prices, highest quality materials, and lowest risk to create and maintain the smoothest supply chains in the world.
With decades of purchasing experience on projects enormous to small, Jacobs partners with the best strategic suppliers for basic and fabricated materials, world-class logistics for delivery and inspection, and industry-leading accounting and inventory controls.
Leveraging our partnerships with safe, ethical, and environmentally responsible vendors and contractors, we are able to deliver high quality, cost effective procurement services.
Jacobs' global team of contract and procurement professionals provides an integrated range of services including management of contracts, purchasing, tendering, award formation and administration, inspection, expediting, quality control, logistics, and materials management.
- Market research / intelligence
- Procurement planning
- Sub-contracting & vendor sourcing
- Transportation & logistics support
- Field materials (bulk materials)
- Warehousing & inventory
- Field QA/QC
- Invoice processing
Program & construction management
Rely on us to advocate for your interests.
Jacobs' role as a program or construction manager on projects is to be a reliable, capable, and trustworthy partner to our clients as we support them in the successful and safe completion of their projects and programs. Over 90 percent of our company’s work is repeat business from loyal customers; demonstrating the value of the long-term relationships we build with our clients.
Each client’s requirements are unique, so our collaborative and flexible teams approach each program differently.
Jacobs can deliver total design and construction management using our own talented resources, or we can orchestrate the work of outside architects, engineers, and contractors, or we can facilitate a combination of both to best suit the project requirements.
From the pre-construction phase to construction to post-construction, Jacobs functions as an extension of our clients, putting their best interests first and handling every aspect of design and construction delivery.
- Program planning, oversight, & controls
- Master schedule development & updating
- Master budget development & tracking
- Design development/management
- Bid support/RFQ-RFP development
- Alternative project delivery approaches
- Contract administration
- Contractor management
- Cost estimating
- Value engineering
- Project controls
- Inspection & testing
- Change order management
- Claims management/mitigation
- Dispute resolution
- Preventative maintenance plans
- Building maintenance transition
Scientific research & testing
Technical excellence with the end in mind.
When partners such as the Australian Department of Defence, Ford Motor Company, NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) need a range of science, testing, and technical support services – they turn to Jacobs.
Jacobs provides systems engineering and integration of complex weapons, flight, and space systems; evaluate and design mission-critical control systems; operate and maintain test centers; perform weapons modeling and simulations; and help develop biological, chemical, and nuclear detection and protection systems.
A broad range of projects and clients in the aerospace, automotive, defense, industrial, and pharmaceutical industries work with us to test, develop, and refine some of the world’s most advanced technology.
- Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR)
- Systems engineering and data analysis
- Test program management
- Logistics support
- Modeling and simulation
- Aeronautical systems research
- Aircraft testing and certification
- Propulsion research
- Mechanical/structural analysis
- Land mine detection systems
- Electronic warfare