Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has secured a key architectural design role in the $300 (approximately AUD$400) million second phase of the transformational Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Expansion Project in Australia. The hospital is being built to accommodate population growth in Sydney's western suburbs. Jacobs will deliver architectural services for stage two of the project, which includes a new emergency ward, intensive care unit, operating theaters and birthing and maternity departments. The company is also responsible for the electrical, information and communications technology, and security system design for this next stage. "Our selection to participate in phase two is not only a testament to the work of our people during phase one but also the industry knowledge we bring to this landmark project which has set a benchmark for hospital design across Australia," said Jacobs Senior Vice President, Buildings and Infrastructure, Patrick Hill. "The project has already won a number of significant industry awards and received extensive recognition by industry, government and the community. It brings tremendous value to Sydney, and Jacobs is set to continue to provide our extensive local and global experience to the project." Jacobs was involved in phase one of this project, which began in 2011, providing architectural and engineering design services for the 32,000 square meter, seven story clinical-services building. 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 over 54,000 people and operates in more than 25 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com. Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. We base these forward-looking statements on management's current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, financial and economic data. Forward-looking statements, however, are inherently uncertain. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2016, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 - Business, 1A - Risk Factors, 3 - Legal Proceedings, and 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.