News Jul 25, 2023

Jacobs Leads ENR’s 2023 List of Top Program Management Firms

Recognized for delivering today’s most complex and challenging infrastructure programs.

#1 Program Management firm for 3rd consecutive year

Engineering News-Record (ENR) has unveiled its 2023 Top 50 Program Management Firms and confirms industry leader Jacobs as the No. 1 program management firm globally for the third consecutive year. Widely considered the industry benchmark, the annual ENR list ranks the largest firms, both publicly and privately held, based on agency program management fees for major and mega infrastructure delivery programs.

"At Jacobs, we work in partnership with our clients, to help deliver many of today’s most challenging, innovative and diverse infrastructure and transformation programs across multiple sectors globally," says Jacobs Vice President for Major Programs Bruce Chalmers. "ENR’s recognition of Jacobs’ number one position reflects our experience in integrating complex interfaces across planning, procurement and delivery to help drive better outcomes and leave a lasting legacy for our communities and our planet."

“These major infrastructure programs are right in the middle of some of the highest global priorities the world is facing today,” explains Jacobs CEO Bob Pragada. “They’re tackling complex challenges around effective climate response and ensuring equitable social prosperity in our communities. This is critical infrastructure driving human life to ensure people can access clean energy and water, live in a secure environment, rely on good health systems, get from one place to the next, and much more.

Our global ecosystem of intellectual capability at Jacobs integrates our deep domain knowledge, technical expertise and digital enablement with a real intimacy of our clients’ business.”

Jacob also retains the top spot on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms list, widely considered the industry benchmark.  We have held a top five position in the list since ENR’s rankings began in 2003, and we’re proud to retain the top spot for the sixth consecutive year. Our full list of ENR rankings is available here.

ENR performs annual surveys of key construction industry segments, ranking companies across contracting, specialty contracting, engineering, architecture and environmental services, among other specialties. The rankings, based on annual global revenue, cover specific market categories.

Jacobs draws on decades of international experience in the management of large-scale programs and giga projects of significant economic value and complexity, including The Elizabeth line in the U.K., Expo 2020 Dubai, Singapore’s Tuas Water Reclamation Plant and Pure Water Project in California, as well as city transformation programs such as Denver's National Western Center campus redevelopment program, India’s Aurangabad Industrial City, and Saudi Arabia’s Urban Development Program.

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At Jacobs, we focus on delivering some of the most intricate, demanding, and renowned buildings, infrastructure, and transformative projects of today. Our collaborative approach with clients spans across various industries, aiming to achieve enhanced societal, environmental and economic benefits.

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