17 February 2017
Vice Mayor van Engelshoven opens international HQ Jacobs
The Hague – Yesterday, on her last day as Vice Mayor of The Hague, Ingrid van Engelshoven opened the new office of Jacobs in The Hague. The listed engineering company established their international headquarters in the city earlier this year, moving more than 1000 employees with 43 nationalities from Leiden to The Hague.
Official opening Jacobs by Vice Mayor van Engelshoven and Jelle Nedersigt (VP Operations Netherlands)
Van Engelshoven: “This opening marks the arrival of yet another international company adding to the economic growth of the city, and I am confident that the city also has a lot to offer to Jacobs in return.”
Last year, Jacobs decided to establish their European Headquarter in the Central Business District (Beatrixkwartier) of The Hague because of its location and infrastructure. Jelle Nederstigt, VP Operations Netherlands: “The sustainability facilities also played a role in the decision making. This is the first renovated building in The Netherlands to obtain a LEED platinum certificate”.
New office Jacobs
Experts in the field of sustainability and safety
Keeping up with the constant development of technical knowledge is key for Jacobs. The company not only employs engineers, project managers and planners, but also experts in the field of sustainability and safety. “The last months were very hectic because of our move to The Hague. Now we have finally settled down, we aim to strengthen our relations with universities in and around The Hague, for example in the field of internships, graduate jobs and knowledge sharing. We also hope to work closely together with the municipality in order to identify opportunities where we can share our knowledge and experience with students to stimulate higher technical education in the city”, says Nederstigt.
Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs 50,000 people and operates in more than 30 countries around the world. Besides the office in The Hague, Jacobs is located in the Dutch cities Hoogvliet en Meerssen. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com.
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