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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
GAI Consultants is an employee-owned company that delivers award-winning engineering, planning, and environmental expertise to energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial clients*. GAI’s accomplished specialists are dedicated to earning our ... Read more

Mission: To meet our clients’ challenges by empowering our employee-owners to transform ideas into reality®.

Our Vision: To strategically grow our business, nationally and internationally, in partnership and trust with our clients and staff.

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GAI Consultants – Why Work With 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.



GAI Consultants Reviews

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    "Great management."

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    I worked at GAI Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great management
    - Decent Compensation
    - Great Co-Workers

    Cons

    Management had too much work, therefore lacking the ability to train new hires.

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GAI Consultants Photos

GAI Consultants photo of: Team GAI is gearing up for the 2019 IOA Corporate 5K.
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI staff joined City of Fort Wayne Mayor Henry for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking completion of the Dupont Road improvement project.
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI's Community Solutions Group staff were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony to kick off renovations at Orlando's Lake Lorna Doone Park.
GAI Consultants photo of: GAI staff joined Proposal Specialist Tara Kirkman at the Boots & Ballgowns Gala where she accepted the 2019 Women's Energy Network - Greater Pittsburgh Chapter Pioneer Award.
GAI Consultants photo of: Following a State of the Company meeting, GAI staff gathered together for a rooftop happy hour celebration.
GAI Consultants photo of: Members of GAI's Community Solutions Group accepted two awards from the Florida Redevelopment Association.
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GAI Consultants Interviews

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    The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at GAI Consultants (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    My in-person interview was dull. The people I interviewed with seemed like they hated their job or just weren’t very personable at all. It was obvious I was judged on my capabilities based on my looks. 4 weeks later I got offered the job via phone, then an offer letter was never emailed to me and a little over a week later I received an email saying they chose someone else. It’s very unprofessional to call and offer someone a job and then never send the offer...probably the rudest and most unprofessional interview/result I’ve ever had.

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GAI Consultants Awards & Accolades

  • ENR Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2019
  • ENR Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2017
  • ENR top 200 Environmental Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2017
  • Workforce Optimas Gold Award, Workforce Magazine, 2017
  • Award of Excellence, American Planning Association - Florida, 2017
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