Jacobs Technology (formerly Jacobs Sverdrup), which handles the technology business of Jacobs Engineering Group, designs and oversees the construction of engineering and test facilities, as well as provides software engineering services. The company's customers are typically from the aerospace and automotive industries, but it is also involved in environmental and nuclear projects. Automotive projects include aerodynamics facilities, driveability test facilities, climatic wind tunnels, and powertrain and engine test facilities. Aerospace projects include the construction of wind tunnels, heater facilities, propulsion test units, combustion chambers, and turbine and rocket test facilities.
Major aerospace customers include various branches of the US military as well as other defense agencies. The company signed a five-year contract with NASA to provide test and evaluation support at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The terms of the contract extend through 2010; if all options are fulfilled, the value of the agreement will exceed $250 million. Other customers in the commercial sector include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Rolls-Royce.
Jacobs Technology's federal operations provide turnkey engineering and construction services for environmental and nuclear projects such as pollution prevention and modernization. Customers include the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Automotive customers include General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, as well as Formula One and NASCAR. In addition to construction and engineering services, Jacobs Technology also provides ongoing service and maintenance, as well as site planning and facility operation. In late 2009 the company acquired Florida-based TYBRIN to bring on board process-based systems and software engineering services for aircraft, space systems, and combat applications. – less