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Jacobs: Inflection Points
41 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Crossrail: Tackling the tough questions
Mark Wild is CEO of Crossrail Ltd and has more than 30 years leading complex and critical infrastructure. A chartered electrical engineer he started his career in the electricity sector, but the majority of his experience has been in transportation. He has had a long career in operating and building major transportation infrastructure. He is the former Managing Director of Westinghouse Signals and was the CEO of Public Transport Victoria in Australia. Mark has also been the Managing Director of London Underground. In December 2018 he was appointed CEO of Crossrail which is delivering the Elizabeth line, one of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects. Donald Morrison is People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President for Europe and Digital Strategies at Jacobs. He leads over 8,000 people in the delivery of critical buildings, power, transport, water and environment projects, and transport such as Crossrail. Donald started his career in Jacobs’ highways business where he initially worked in the development consultancy business for several private sector developers. He rose to Senior Vice President and General Manager for People & Places Solutions Europe after leading the Sustainable Strategies & Solutions business unit for five years and fulfilling several senior Operations and Sales positions. Donald sits on the Jacobs European Inclusion & Diversity Council and was recently awarded Honorary STEM Ambassador by STEM Learning. Russell Pilgrim is People & Places Solutions Program Director for Jacobs’ Major Project & Program business. For the past three years he has overseen some of the company’s key contribution to Crossrail, the Elizabeth line. In addition, he serves as Jacobs’ designated project executive and company board director on our Crossrail Program Partner joint venture called Transcend. Russell has recently been appointed as the Jacobs European functional lead for program delivery sharing best practice on lessons and solutions for clients here in the U.K. and overseas, such as Marinus Australia, Metrolinx Canada and MRT Malaysia. As a voluntary Business Mentor for The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme, Russell is inspired to work with young people to help turn their innovative ideas into business reality.
34 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Balancing Energy Needs and Environmental Concerns via Nuclear Power
Colin Jones has over twenty-five years of experience in the nuclear industry, working for multi-national corporations, the federal government, a national laboratory, and the United States Senate. As the Vice President, Deputy General Manager of the Jacobs North American Nuclear Group, Colin is responsible for assisting in the management and oversight of 10 Department of Energy and Canadian Nuclear Laboratory contracts. Colin joined DOE’s Office of Environmental Management in March 2010 and served as the EM Chief of Staff, supporting the Assistant Secretary in all aspects of managing the EM program from 2013 to 2015.Colin graduated from the University of Humberside U.K., with a BA in Business Studies and in October 2007 he became a U.S. citizen.
28 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Aerospace and the Technology to Go Beyond
Joy Kelly is Vice President and General Manager of the Jacobs Clear Lake Group which provides design, development, and testing of spacecraft and associated systems for human spaceflight and astromaterials curation and basic research at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC). Joy also serves on Jacobs Innovation Roundtable, a global council with responsibility to facilitate innovative work cultures throughout the company. From 2008 – 2019 Dr. Kelly served as Deputy General Manager of the Clear Lake Group. From 2004 to 2008, she served as the ESC Group’s Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer on the contract, supporting the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station programs. Joy was previously Technical Fellow in Guidance, Navigation, and Control on the Technical and Engineering Acquisition Support (TEAS) contract at Eglin AFB. In this role, she served as the senior focal point for guidance, navigation, and control on major development and mission-critical programs. Her work during this tenure redefined critical bank-to-turn autopilot design strategies for future missile systems design and provided advanced robustness analysis approaches for a wide range of weapons systems.
26 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Predicting Problems Before They Happen
In his role as the global director for Digital Solutions and the Jacobs Connected Enterprise, Dr. Raja Kadiyala is focused on smart infrastructure and digital offerings. He is responsible for technology leadership, service/solution offerings, and marketing across a multitude of digital practice areas including artificial intelligence, digital twins, IoT/smart sensors, data analytics, simulation and optimization, IT integration, real-time networking, control systems, smart metering and security (physical and cybersecurity).
29 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Treating the Water Cycle as One Water
Named one of the top 40 influencers in the water industry by Global Water Intelligence (GWI), Susan Moisio is the go-to person for wet weather and conveyance solutions. Now as the global solutions director of Jacobs’ conveyance and storage market, Susan leads our team of practitioners who are helping to ensure a safe and reliable water supply for our clients by providing innovative solutions that will extend the life of their water assets and reduce the risk of failure. She is a technology fellow and a 30+ year member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), a Chair of WEF’s Collection Systems & Distribution Symposium and the recipient of the WEF and OWEA Golden Manhole Awards for service—a testament to her background and expertise in the field. Susan has gained significant industry experience serving as the Conveyance Senior Technical Consultant for the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department Ocean Outfall Legislation Program—a $5.7 billion, 11-year program to eliminate all wastewater discharge to the Atlantic Ocean by 2025; Baton Rouge’s $2 billion Wet Weather Program and the Northern Kentucky $100 million CSO Tunnel. Internationally, Susan is well recognized for her work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel Program in London, UK—an iconic program that will reduce overflow into the Thames River; as well as her involvement in VCS’s integrated CSO model which includes Odense, Denmark’s collection system, combined and storm, river and treatment works.
27 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Responding to Potential Cyber Attacks with Advanced Techniques
John Karabias is the Vice President, Growth and Sales Strategy for Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions’ (CMS) Cyber business unit. In his role, John partners with Jacobs’ Cyber leadership team to develop, qualify, and execute the Cyber pipeline. Prior to joining Jacobs, John served in various program and sales leadership roles at organizations such as Engility, SAIC, and RTR Technologies. In these roles, he successfully captured multiple contract awards for U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection programs. John also built sophisticated market ontologies related to client needs aligning core company offerings and early-stage internal research and development capabilities to customer requirements. He is a practitioner of Agile and DevOps and has helped customers transform their organizations through the implementation of tailored Agile and DevOps solutions at scale.Eric Conway, Technical Director for Cybersecurity Capabilities and Solutions, Jacobs Cyber,directs investment, research, and development of advanced cybersecurity solutions for customers in the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Civilian market. He is a lead solutions architect, designing systems and products within the Jacobs Cyber core capabilities of cyber analytics, cyber operations, and cyber readiness. Mr. Conway oversees Jacobs Cyber solution labs that develop security products that focus on cybersecurity assessment, monitoring, analytics, compliance, and training. He is a Principal Investigator (PI) for Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA) on programs developing next-generation cybersecurity solutions. Prior to joining Jacobs Mr. Conway spent over two decades as a systems and software engineer in the Intelligence Community and commercial market, developing cyber capabilities, analytical systems, and enterprise software systems to support business, intelligence and security efforts.
25 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Refreshing the World's Water Supply
An angler, kayaker and scuba diver, Peter Nicol loves water. It’s no wonder that for a career, he’s focused on solutions to ensure availability of this critical, life-sustaining (and fulfilling) resource. As Jacobs’ Global Director for Water, he leads a team of more than 6,000 visionaries and doers to develop innovative, sustainable and comprehensive solutions for tomorrow: A modern storage system for California’s scarcest and most valuable resource. A sewage management system in Hong Kong that converts sludge into electricity. Protection for our world’s coasts against rising oceans and variating weather. No matter the challenge, Peter and the Jacobs team work with clients and partners to make smart, sustainable decisions at all points in the water cycle—from water supplies to treatment, conveyance, wastewater treatment, reuse and return to the natural environment. Peter holds a bachelor of applied science degree in geological engineering and applied earth sciences from the University of Toronto.
28 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Advancing the Facilities of the Life Sciences Industry
John Noble is Vice President and General Manager, Life Sciences at Jacobs. As part of the Company’s Life Sciences Business, the largest professional services provider to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, these operations provide planning, engineering, architecture, construction, commissioning, qualification, verification, operations, and maintenance for small, medium, and large scale projects. Prior to serving as Vice President and General Manager, John has held a number of leadership positions within Jacobs, including Vice President of Global Quality, Director of Projects, Project Manager, and Regional Performance Manager. John has experience working in the US, Asia, and Europe. Prior to joining Jacobs in 2001, John worked for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, AMEC, and Foster Wheeler.
26 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Improving the Connectivity of the Smart City
In his current role as Global Market Director for Jacobs’ Built Environment practice, Monte Wilson is responsible for creating, integrating, and expanding the Built Environment strategy for Architecture, Interiors, Building Systems, and Cities and Places. By focusing on an integrated approach across disciplines and project scales, Monte is furthering Jacobs’ commitment to building more innovative and resilient cities. In addition to his role at Jacobs, Monte also serves on the Board of Directors for the Landscape Architecture Foundation, Chair of Governance Committee for the Urban Land Institute and the Board of Directors for L.E.A.D.Prior to joining Jacobs, Monte helped build and lead a global planning and design practice as Senior Vice President for HOK. He has worked on projects throughout the world, including the United States, Australia, China, Saudi Arabia, Columbia, Panama, Israel, North Africa, Canada, and Mexico. More locally, he has also worked on a variety of plans including the Fort McPherson Revitalization Vision Plan, the Buckhead Green Vision Study, the Atlanta Aerotropolis Blueprint, and The Stich Vision Master Plan.
29 minutes | May 26, 2020
Mitigating the Impacts of Floods and Droughts
Bryan Harvey is on the leadership team of Jacobs European, Middle East and Africa business, with specific responsibility for the Jacobs European major program business, which includes some of the most iconic projects globally at this time. With nearly three decades of multi sector global experience, in solving some of the world’s greatest challenges, Bryan has a unique insight into major infrastructure delivery, funding opportunities and risk management. He is an advocate for future infrastructure delivery models that focus collaborative effort on balancing the needs of society, with the challenges of climate change, urbanization and population growth. His interest in sustainable blended infrastructure solutions, is one that he believes offers maximum opportunity to bring together public and private investors. In addition to his Master of Engineering degree, Bryan also holds an MBA in Global Entrepreneurship from The London School of Economics and Political Science.
30 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Managing Built Assets from Concept to Long-term Operations
Nina Wollman is the Global Solutions Director for Strategic Consulting and is the Vice President leading Strategic Consulting operations in the Americas. Nina and her team partner with clients to innovatively challenge their business from concept to operations, from organizational structure to the tactical spend of capital. This approach creatively reinvents processes and projects to be more efficient which naturally cascades to an increase in return on investment. Over her career Nina has supported a broad variety of clients in the evaluation of their operations and assets in order to develop strategic plans that provide the tools to manage resources, limited or vast, in a measurable way. She is passionate about the Strategic Consulting team at Jacobs that is #challengingtoday with a diverse, global team of technical experts, advisors and practitioners who apply a collaborative consulting approach to deliver strategic business solutions that leverage our deep domain of knowledge. Currently serving as Vice President, Global Operations Management and Facilities Services at Jacobs, Steve Meininger leads operations, maintenance and related technical and advisory services delivered for clients at more than 300 sites. The OMFS practice is comprised of 2,500 staff who provide operations and maintenance for water and wastewater utilities, buildings and industrial facilities, public works and municipal infrastructure throughout North America and in several international locations.A passion for water and wastewater has led Steve beyond the field. Steve is active in the industry and nonprofit community. Steve currently serves on the board of the National Association of Water Companies, where he is the Chair of the Contract Operations Committee, and the Leadership Council for Water For People. In addition, he is a long-term member of the Water Environment Federation and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
26 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Tackling the Environmental Challenge of PFAS
As Jacobs’ Global Environmental Market Director, Jan Walstrom’s message to her team of more than 6,500 is “be the best in the world by being the best for the world.” Whether environmental planning and permitting for critical highway, rail, energy and resilience projects or remediating and revitalizing land and ground water contaminated by radionuclides and metals or various organic contaminants and emerging contaminants like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — to address the tough challenges facing our world today, Jan promotes the inclusivity of ideas and global knowledge sharing to reinvent how we solve problems and shape the environmental solutions of tomorrow. A biologist by trade, she earned her bachelors degree at the University of Tulsa.An angler, kayaker and scuba diver, Peter Nicol loves water. It’s no wonder that for a career, he’s focused on solutions to ensure availability of this critical, life-sustaining (and fulfilling) resource. As Jacobs’ Global Director for Water, he leads a team of more than 6,000 visionaries and doers to develop innovative, sustainable and comprehensive solutions for tomorrow: A modern storage system for California’s scarcest and most valuable resource. A sewage management system in Hong Kong that converts sludge into electricity. Protection for our world’s coasts against rising oceans and variating weather. No matter the challenge, Peter and the Jacobs team work with clients and partners to make smart, sustainable decisions at all points in the water cycle—from water supplies to treatment, conveyance, wastewater treatment, reuse and return to the natural environment. Peter holds a bachelor of applied science degree in geological engineering and applied earth sciences from the University of Toronto.
0 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
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