James Rowntree


Vice President, Telecoms & Digital Infrastructure


James is a Chartered civil engineer with senior business leadership, project and major program management experience across multiple infrastructure sectors.

He now leads and works with talented teams from across a wide range of technical disciplines at Jacobs to create fusion between the physical and cyber worlds to deliver Industry 4.0 benefits for infrastructure projects and the built environment: 

“At Jacobs, we’ve developed a series of models that allows us to develop business cases for investment, from determining the social and economic benefits of connecting people through to defining “smart” use-case benefits and their impact on organizations and operations. Through our engagement with cities, infrastructure owners, telecommunication providers, technology companies and investors we are able to integrate all elements of this complex ecosystem to create business cases that will help to realize smart ambitions”.

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