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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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    GAI Consultants Hosts Event, Celebrates Two Business Milestones - GAI Consultants

    Jacksonville, FL-GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI)-a national engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firm with four locations in Florida-partnered with the Jaguars Foundation for an event to celebrate the firm's 20th year in Jacksonville and its 60th year in business. Highlights/Key Facts On October 3, GAI staff was joined by business partners and guests in the Fields ...

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    GAI Consultants Relocates Fort Wayne Office, Positions for Growth - GAI Consultants

    Fort Wayne, IN-GAI Consultants (GAI) announced today the opening of its new office location in Fort Wayne, IN. This move prepares the firm for continued growth and expansion in Indiana, and allows GAI to better serve the Indiana Department of Transportation, City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Steuben County, and other municipal, private, and energy ...

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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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    "Nicely sized company with some interesting programs"

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    I have been working at GAI Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive of professional development, ability to work across a diverse range of projects and industries, and some interesting team-building initiatives. There always seems to be events in the offices for special occasions, holidays, etc.

    Company will host programs that can apply towards professional certification development hours.

    Benefits seem to be competitive within in the engineering field.

    Cons

    Not that I have come across.

    Advice to Management

    Overall culture continues to improve over the past few years from what I have heard and seen.

    Make development opportunities more visible.

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GAI Consultants Photos

GAI Consultants photo of: GAI-Palm Beach Gardens staff celebrated the season during a summer picnic at Loggerhead Beach Park in Juno, FL.
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI-Pittsburgh staff joined President Tony Morrocco and Senior VP Stephen Gould at PNC Park to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI attended and exhibited at the Gas Power Engineering
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI-Pittsburgh employees were treated to a night at The Andy Warhol Museum as part of the One-GAI staff appreciation program.
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI's Indy and Fishers staff spent a Saturday helping out the Shepherd Community Center. They loaded a truck with soil, door gardens, and plants and installed gardens throughout the neighborhood.
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI-Erlanger staff spent a day cleaning up the banks of the Ohio River for their #60for60 project.
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GAI Consultants Interviews

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

    Interview

    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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