Julie Chang is the Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovative Solutions within Divergent Solutions at Jacobs. In this role she is building an engine for growth and alignment with how Jacobs’ applies data and technology-based solutions to protect and create a more connected and sustainable world.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Chang was the Advisor to CEO and Chairman of Jacobs. In this capacity, she worked closely with Jacobs’ Board of Directors, was an integral part of the 2022-2024 Strategy team, leading the development of a first-of-its-kind investor presentation of the firm’s three-year strategy that was successfully released to our global investor audience.
Also at Jacobs, Julie served as Vice President of the Northeast region overseeing a portfolio spanning from Maine to New Jersey. She led 1,200 professionals delivering client engagements ranging from major climate response and energy decarbonization initiatives, expansion of regional aviation and rail networks and the build out of healthcare and life science facilities.
Previously she was also the Director of New York Operations. Under Julie’s leadership the New York office grew to a combined team of over 450 professionals providing consulting, planning, design and CM services for a host of New York and regional clients.
Prior to joining Jacobs, Julie was the NY General Manager for Sam Schwartz, an engineering, planning and consulting firm. Julie also launched the resilience practice and was a Chief Economist providing consulting services around the globe in China, Malaysia, Singapore and Morocco for more than a decade with Ecology and Environment Inc. and Waterfield Portola.
Ms. Chang serves on the Boards of Sustainable Westchester, the New York League of Conservation Voters, and ACEC NY. She is an active participant in McKinsey’s Advancing Women Executives program. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University. Julie lives in Pelham, New York with her husband and three sons.