Founder and Primary Partner
Jake Ortego is one of the founders and a primary partner at JACEA. He is a licensed mechanical engineer with over 24 years of experience in all phases of the design-construction process and extensive involvement in the project controls, project management and engineering management of industrial and commercial projects.
Prior to starting JACEA, he served as the vice president of construction consulting for Commercial Cost Control, Inc., Mr. Ortego also held a position with Deloitte’s Construction Advisory Group and spent more than seven years in consulting engineering with Eichleay Engineers and SNC-Lavalin in Pittsburgh, PA. During this time, he spent 2 years managing an engineering office in the Philippines that focused on new construction and facility upgrades for commercial and institutional work. Mr. Ortego also has significant experience in project controls, including schedule management, cost engineering, progress audits and bid evaluations. He has prepared and published numerous white papers and presentations on construction auditing and controlling construction costs.
Mr. Ortego has conducted management and financial controls assessments of significant capital projects with a goal of improving performance and mitigating strategic and operational risks. Additionally, he has developed and implemented financial and project controls, as well as policies and procedures for the design-procurement-construction process. He has performed project controls and project management for projects between $50MM to $1.2B.