Jacobs Engineering Group

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Traded as NYSEJEC
S&P 500 Component
Industry Engineering
Founded 1947
Founder Dr. Joseph J. Jacobs
Headquarters 155 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, California
, United States
Area served
Key people
Noel G. Watson
(Chairman of the Board)
  • Increase US$ 11,818.376 million (2013) [1]
  • Increase US$ 10,893.778 million (2012) [1]
  • Increase US$ 668.979 million (2013) [1]
  • Increase US$ 596.073 million (2012) [1]
  • Increase US$ 423.093 million (2013) [1]
  • Increase US$ 378.954 million (2012) [1]
Total assets
  • Increase US$ 7,274.144 million (2013) [2]
  • Increase US$ 6,839.433 million (2012) [1]
Total equity
  • Increase US$ 4,248.335 million (2013) [2]
  • Increase US$ 3,758.889 million (2012) [1]
Number of employees
Increase 66,500 (FY 2014)
Website www.jacobs.com

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., is an international engineering, architecture, and construction firm with offices located around the world. As a publicly traded company with 66,000 employees and 2014 revenues of more than $12 billion, Jacobs offers support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets. In 2014, Jacobs was named by Forbes as one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.[3] Annual revenues have made Jacobs Engineering a Fortune 500[4] Company.


Jacobs was originally founded in 1947 by Joseph J. Jacobs as Jacobs Engineering Company following a stint at Chemurgic Corporation in Richmond, California. The company was both a consulting agency and a manufacturers' representative for makers of large-scale equipment in the processing industry. Jacobs relocated the firm to Pasadena in anticipation of the phenomenal growth that would soon occur in southern California.

In 1967, Jacobs opened its first satellite office in New Jersey.

In 1970, Jacobs stock was listed on the American Stock Exchange.

In 1989, Jacobs stock moved to the New York Stock Exchange. Also in that year, Jacobs passed the $1 billion mark in annual revenues.

In 2007, Jacobs had a two-for-one stock split.


Jacobs Engineering employs approximately 66,000 employees globally.[citation needed] Jacobs has more than 250 offices in more than 30 countries, with operations in North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.[citation needed]

Craig L. Martin (born 1949) was the President, chief Executive Officer and Director of the Jacobs Engineering Group from 2006 until 2014.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC /DE/ 2013 Annual Report Form (10-K)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC /DE/ 2014 Q2 Quarterly Report Form (10-Q)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. May 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Coster, Helen. "Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies". Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Jacobs Engineering Group - Fortune 500". money.cnn.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Jacobs Engineering CEO Craig Martin announces retirement, cites health reasons". Star Tribune. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 

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