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GAI Consultants Overview

Pittsburgh, PA
501 to 1000 employees
1958
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Sixty years strong, GAI Consultants is an engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firm. We transform ideas into reality® with solutions that make a real difference to our clients—solutions in energy, transportation, real estate, municipal ... Read more

Mission: Our vision for the future is to build on more than 60 years of success. To grow responsibly as a healthy, profitable, engineering consulting firm. To anticipate the needs of our clients by keeping up with changing and improving technologies. To fully support our staff, so they ... Read more

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    Nine GAI Employees Graduate from Point Park University On-Site MBA Program - GAI Consultants

    National Engineering Firm Celebrates Fourth MBA Graduating Class Pittsburgh, PA-On April 28, GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI), in partnership with Point Park University, graduated its fourth on-site Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree class. The University's on-site corporate MBA was launched in the fall of 2009, with GAI among the first businesses in the Pittsburgh region ...

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    GAI Consultants Welcomes Monaem Bouazizi, PE, FCCM - GAI Consultants

    National Engineering Firm Continues to Expand Southeast Transportation Group Orlando, FL-Monaem Bouazizi, PE, FCCM joins GAI Consultants' (GAI) growing Southeast Transportation Group as Engineering Manager, expanding its Construction Engineering Inspection services. With more than 15 years of experience, Monaem will serve new and existing clients from GAI's Orlando office, including roadway and bridge construction projects ...

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GAI Consultants – Why Work For Us?


GAI is undergoing exciting growth. Put your skills and expertise to work on challenging initiatives alongside accomplished colleagues from offices throughout the United States. Work in a supportive environment headed by a dynamic leadership team that encourages the entrepreneurial spirit. Now is the time to jumpstart your career with a rich pipeline of exciting projects that present long-term security and true career-growth potential. 

Explore a career with GAI.

Join GAI and make your mark among a team of engineering, planning, and environmental consultants that provides innovative solutions to energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial clients worldwide.

60 years strong and 100-percent employee owned, GAI is the right place for talented and motivated individuals who seek to distinguish themselves in a company poised for unlimited growth.

Explore a career with GAI.

We have one measure of success—our clients’ satisfaction.

Who We Are. Our clients challenge GAI with high-profile projects that demand the best and brightest technical expertise available. We help build roads and bridges, transmission lines, power plants, commercial developments, distribution centers, and industrial facilities across the nation and abroad. Our clients prefer to establish long-lasting relationships with GAI because we deliver on our promises with integrity, quality and service. We are ranked among the top 200 firms by Engineering News Record.


Our reputation in the industry is solid, we are poised for further growth, and we have a prudent strategy to achieve this goal.

-GARY DEJIDAS, P.E., MBA, GAI PRESIDENT AND CEO


Brief History of the Firm. Founded in 1958 by Carnegie Mellon University engineering graduate students, GAI developed a strong professional reputation in foundation engineering by supporting the needs of nationally-recognized industrial and energy clients. In the late 1960s, and in response to urban growth and mounting environmental regulations, GAI diversified into transportation and land development while adding niche services in survey, environmental studies, and cultural resources, setting GAI apart from more traditional engineering firms. Strategic decisions to open offices located near our clients in growing markets throughout the U.S. led to the rapid growth of our firm. Corporate-wide consolidation of strategic acquisitions diversified our firm and transformed GAI into a premier engineering, planning, economic and environmental firm in the U.S. and abroad.

We are engineers, planners, archeologists, surveyors, and environmental specialists. We are technicians, designers, administrators, and communicators.

Here at GAI, we offer you the opportunity to work, learn, grow, and lead in a supportive environment alongside accomplished colleagues. 

60 years strong and 100-percent employee owned, GAI is the right place for talented and motivated individuals who seek to distinguish themselves in a company poised for unlimited growth.

Explore a career with GAI.


“GAI has a Corporate philosophy of encouraging a culture of giving back to the communities we serve. I’m very proud of the effort our staff made for The United Way as the firm’s 2017 Charity of Choice along with all the other year round charitable activities that have occurred!” - Gary DeJidas, PE, Chairman & CEO

GAI is proud to support and encourage employee involvement in philanthropic efforts, including our annual charity of choice partnership as well as mentorships, volunteerism, and participation in community events in various cities, townships and municipalities in which we live, work, and play.

  • “iGaive” is GAI’s corporate flag for giving—an acknowledgement of a generous and caring team spirit. This employee-driven initiative was sparked by a special class project under GAI’s Leadership Development program.
  • GAI employees give from the heart year-round. Whether a “Pass it Forward” act of kindness in their immediate community, or a compassion for others wherever they may be, giving is part of our corporate culture.
  • That we “make a difference” is more than client-speak at GAI—it defines our corporate family.



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    Employee owned company, engaged management, opportunities to learn and expand skill set, wide variety of projects.

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    Sometimes long days are required (as at most engineering firms)

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GAI Consultants Photos

GAI Consultants photo of: GAI SAFETY SELFIES | Senior EIT, Allison G. McCurdy, performing water sampling in the field.
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI field assignments just got a little more exciting. Check out our new rides!
GAI Consultants photo of: Engineering Manager Enrique Bazan-Arias is at the AWEA Windpower 2017 Conference & Exhibition .
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI’s Pittsburgh Pirates Suite | You know it was a great Pittsburgh Pirates game if GAI Controller Alex Macmillan was compelled to purchase a first base!
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI staff wore their black and gold gear in support of the Pittsburgh Penguins race to the Stanley Cup.
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI SAFETY SELFIES | Sr. Geological Specialist Chelsea Lyle rocks her PPE while rock coring.
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GAI Consultants Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at GAI Consultants in September 2017.

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    Initial phone interview with the company. They wanted to know my background and where I would fit in with their company. Their primary goal was to look for a engineering manager. However, they were also interested in some of my other skillsets.

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GAI Consultants Awards & Accolades

  • Workforce Optimas Gold Award, Workforce Magazine, 2017
  • Award of Excellence, American Planning Association - Florida, 2017
  • Outstanding Plan, Florida Planning and Zoning Association, 2017
  • Engineering Excellence Honor Award for the Rockville Road over I-465 Emergency Superstructure Replacement Project, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Indiana Section, 2018
  • ENR Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2017
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