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Jacobs provides a comprehensive range of environmental services to public and private sector clients across the globe. Its team of innovative and experienced professionals are regarded as being amongst the leading environmental consultants in regions where the firm operates. Services include
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Natural Resource Management

Alex Paton
Manager, Capability Marketing
Water & Environment
100 Christie Street
St Leonards NSW 2065

telephone : 61 2 9928 2476
facsimile : 612 9928 2520
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Member News

Jacobs has been awarded the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for 2016/17 by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in Australia.
December 2016

It is one of more than of 100 employers that were successful this year in receiving the citation – an interesting increase from 2015, signifying a broader focus on gender equality over the past year in Australia. A major aspect of the success achieved by Jacobs this year has been its focus on inclusion and flexibility, progressing to a 2016/17 goal to support more women into leadership roles. Integral to this ongoing focus has been a decision to establish specific women in leadership targets for some key areas of the Jacobs business.

Jacobs’ announce the arrival of their 2016 Sustainability Report
October 2016

As always, the annual Sustainability Report highlights the many ways we work to design and construct a safer and more sustainable environment for our clients, employees, and colleagues. Read more...

Jacobs welcomes new ANZ head Infrastructure and Environment

Patrick Hill has been appointed as Group Vice-President of Jacobs' Australian and New Zealand Infrastructure and Environment business.
Mr Hill previously headed Jacobs' North American Telecommunications division and was based in Chicago. He joined Jacobs in 2013.
Previously Mr Hill was General Manager of the Power and Energy Business Unit, which comprised a global team encompassing operations in Europe, Asia, Australasia and South America.

Jacobs project wins Award
16 September 2014

The Victorian Regional Rail Link Project is the winner in the Infrastructure and Buildings category of the 2014 Premier's Sustainability Award. SBA member Jacobs was involved in this project. Read the report here

Is crowdsourcing an option for crisis mapping?
31 October 2013

The winner of Jacobs' Bruce Sinclair scholarship, Sophie Richards, will be speaking at major spatial industry conference the WALIS Forum in Perth on 8 November about developments in crowdsourcing technology, following experimental research using mobile mapping and web mapping applications that she conducted at WFP headquarters in Rome. Read more...

Waste strategy for NSW unveiled
28 October 2013

SJacobs looks at the recently released NSW EPA Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) strategy 2013-21. Read More...

Global Award Winner
16 May 2013

Australia's National Atlas of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) has been awarded with the 2013 Geospatial World Application Excellence Award for Environment Protection and Monitoring at the Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The GDE Atlas was developed by a team consisting of leading projects firm, Jacobs, and Australia's national science agency, CSIRO. Read more...

Senior Geotechnical appointments for Jacobs
28 February 2013

Leading projects firm, Jacobs has significantly bolstered its global geotechnical engineering capability with the appointments of a further three senior practitioners.

Charlie Watts and Ollie Hawes join the firm in New Zealand, bringing more than 25 years' experience across the globe, while Antonio Velez with more than 30 years experience has joined in Chile as Jacobss Geotechnical Leader for South America.

Jacobs' Geotechnical Service Line Leader, Mark Thorn, emphasised the considerable experience of these three geotechnical practitioners.

"These appointments significantly strengthen Jacobs' capabilities both locally and internationally," Mr Thorn said.

"Collectively they have extensive experience in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Australasia," he said.

"Charlie has had a key role on major hydropower, tunnels, dams and irrigation schemes across the globe, while Ollie also brings extensive international experience in tunnels, infrastructure and the remediation of mine legacy.

"And Antonio brings critical experience across a considerable range of energy, mining, water and infrastructure projects in Colombia, the United States and Chile, with notable expertise in areas such as dams and tailings tunnels, hydro, landfills and offshore engineering."

We are delighted that they have chosen to continue their careers at Jacobs," he added.

Over the past 18 months, Sinclair Knight Merz has achieved considerable growth in its geotechnical practice across the globe.

The firm is providing geotechnical solutions for significant infrastructure, power and mining projects across Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom, including the rebuild of Christchurch in New Zealand, geothermal developments in Indonesia and the Regional Rail Link and the M5 West Widening Projects in Australia.

TaKaDu announces partnership with Jacobs
25 February 2013

TaKaDu, a global leader in Water Network Monitoring, announced today that is has formed a partnership with Jacobs, a leading global projects firm headquartered in Australia. Both companies partnered to serve the Australian and New Zealand markets by offering TaKaDus Water Network Monitoring solution.

TaKaDu's Water Network Monitoring solution helps water utilities worldwide take control of their networks by giving them real-time knowledge and alerts about inefficiencies and water loss in addition to other problems in their water distribution assets. The TaKaDu solution uses existing meter and sensor readings and advanced algorithms to detect, accurately identify and report network events, such as leaks, bursts and other anomalies. TaKaDu's product is delivered using the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model enabling quick set-up and ease of use, requiring no changes to existing equipment or any upfront investment.

Jacobs is a leading projects firm with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery. It operates across Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, deploying some 7,500 people from more than 40 offices. SKM's expertise in the water and environmental sector is considered at the forefront. Jacobs delivers innovative engineering solutions with a reputation for practical robust outcomes and plays a strong role in the adoption of innovative technologies, such as Water Network Monitoring.

"We see great enthusiasm for water network monitoring in Australia, where water security is a pressing issue that is constantly driving utilities and consultancies to adopt the smart water technologies of the future" said Steve Linforth, SJacobs' Group Manager Clients for Water Utilities. "We look forward to working with the team from TaKaDu and a very successful future together."

"Partnerships are a cornerstone of our go to market since water utilities exist everywhere and need to benefit from water network monitoring to ensure their water security" said Amir Peleg, TaKaDu's founder and CEO. "Jacobs is a great partner for Australia and New Zealand demonstrating deep expertise in how water networks should be managed. This news comes on the heels of TaKaDu announcing its first regional office for Australia and New Zealand, as these are certainly markets where utilities have the foresight to be early adopters of water network monitoring."

This partnership between TaKaDu and Jacobs enables clients to implement water saving initiatives and other operating efficiencies. It combines the unique monitoring and diagnostic capabilities offered by the TaKaDu system with Jacobs' intimate knowledge of the Australian and New Zealand water network systems, and the ability to provide the necessary local resources and expertise Jacobs' client base also includes industrial and mining customers with extensive and operationally critical water networks, where the application of TaKaDu's unique solution can deliver further value.

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