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GEI Consultants Overview

Woburn, MA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
GEI Consultants, Inc. brings to our clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit and innovation that is rare in our profession. We are a trusted source of technical expertise to hundreds of clients nationwide who value high quality service and work ... Read more

Mission: GEI's mission is to deliver professional services of exceptional value to our clients. Our vision is to be the first-choice service provider and trusted advisor of clients, known for creative yet practical solutions to challenging issues, be an employer of ... Read more

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GEI Consultants – Why Work For Us?

GEI Consultants is a privately held firm featuring broad internal ownership. We provide to our clients direct access to nationally recognized consulting engineers and scientists who lead and manage your project engagements. Project leaders are supported by and mentor some of our industry’s very best mid-level and younger engineers and scientists. 

GEI is honored to maintain decades-long relationships with dozens of clients and partners nationwide. We focus on understanding and adapting to our clients’ business objectives and needs. Our clients expect from GEI creative, practical, cost-effective solutions to technical issues. We deliver.

The largest geoenvironmental firm headquartered in New England, GEI collaboratively services clients across the country from 37 offices coast to coast. We were ranked #107 in the 2015 ENR Top 500 Design Firms list, having risen 163 positions since 2007. The firm was also ranked No. 79 on ENR’s 2015 Top 100 Pure Designers list, up 10 positions from No. 89 in 2014.

Please call or email your GEI contact to discuss your project issues. You can also reach us at 888.GEI.WORX (888.434.9679), or click on Reach Us. Either way, the more specific and detailed your message, the quicker we will put you in touch with the right resources. Thank you for your interest! We look forward to working together.

Ray Hart, P.E. 


Ray provides an overview of GEI including our approach to client service and project management. 


Ron Palmieri, P.E.
Chief Operating Officer

Ron discusses GEI's philosphy of training and mentoring staff along with career and professional development opportunities.

Geotechnical Engineers, Inc. (GEI) was founded in 1970 by five graduates of Harvard University and MIT. The company's geotechnical roots were planted early on in the nuclear power field, completing projects at more than 20 nuclear power plant sites during its early years.

The company earned an international reputation as a leading consulting engineering firm providing innovative solutions to complex geotechnical issues. As the years progressed, GEI gained strong national presence in the environmental and water resources disciplines.

Over the past 15 years, GEI has acquired leading firms to strengthen our core services offerings, and provide highly complementary services and expanded national footprint to better serve our clients. Acquisitions include: 

    • Atlantic Environmental (acquired 1997), a leading Connecticut-based firm founded in 1985, was acquired for its strong expertise in environmental engineering and consulting.
    • Bookman-Edmonston (acquired 2003), the renowned California-based Water Resources consulting firm founded in 1959, has been instrumental in many of the most important water resources projects in the Western United States over the past half century.
    • Chadwick Environmental Consulting (acquired 2006), one of the nation’s top aquatic ecology consulting firms and testing laboratories, founded in 1979 and based in Littleton, Colorado.
    • Energy and Environmental Analysts, Inc. (acquired in 2012), which bolstered GEI's New York City metropolitan area services, particularly in environmental due diligence and site remediation. EEA is a national leader in marine studies, shoreline restoration, wetlands/ecological surveys, and environmental permitting. Founded in 1979, EEA  completed more than 6,000 projects for industrial clients, utilities, municipalities and private corporations.
    • Feld, Kaminetzky & Cohen, P.C. (acquired July, 2013), a Manhattan based consulting engineering firm with additional office in Jericho, New York merged with GEI Consultants, Inc., P.C. in 2013. FKC and its predecessors have served New York metropolitan area architectural and engineering firms, builders, contractors, private clients and public agencies for over 80 years.
    • H2A Environmental, Ltd., (acquired November, 2014) an environmental consulting and remediation firm specializing in non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) management, and risk-based remediation and site closure. The addition of H2A’s engineering experience and Texas location adds tremendous capabilities to help GEI deliver superior exceptional services to clients in the South.

A privately held corporation featuring hundreds of technical experts and broad internal ownership, GEI today serves clients across the nation through 36 offices located coast to coast. We have completed over 35,000 projects in all 50 states, across Canada, and more than 25 countries.

GEI is actively seeking talented professionals who want challenge and diversity in their work, have high standards and integrity, are not "nine-to-fivers," and will be great team players and colleagues. To experience what it's like to work at GEI, see and hear what some of our people have to say.

Selecting the company you want to work for should be one of the most important decisions you ever make. The decision impacts every aspect of your professional and personal life—challenging work that should be meaningful to you; career advancement opportunity; supportive colleagues who you both learn from and enjoy; quality of life considerations, and much more.

GEI recognizes just how important this decision is, and hopes you do, too. We demand that both parties—employee and employer—be committed to making the “right” decision, and that both parties be committed to making that decision a long term success.

We seek seasoned mid-career professionals with strong technical and client-centered skills who are driven to become leaders in their chosen fields.

GEI is a premier national, mid-sized, employee-owned firm. You will learn directly from some of the best and most seasoned professionals in the field. You will be expected to help mentor and train younger staff in an environment uncluttered by the hierarchy and politics of large firms, and focused on client solutions and company success.

GEI provides generous ownership opportunities to qualified mid-career staff, in addition to excellent compensation and benefits programs.

GEI employs great minds who take on challenging and interesting work every day. We are a premier national, mid-sized, employee-owned firm. We expect our senior staff to be highly engaged in our employees’ professional development. We expect you to engage with clients as a trusted advisor, and exceed their expectations through creative solutions, thought leadership, and great program and project management.

In return, we offer a supportive environment that is not dictated by hierarchy or politics, generous ownership opportunities to qualified staff, excellent compensation plans and superb benefits programs.

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    organized, good pay, nice company


    far commute if you live in Boston without a car

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at GEI Consultants (Madison, WI) in March 2018.


    One hour campus interview with two representatives from the company. Representatives were nice but were too focused pitching the company rather than learning about the applicant. Questions were not very thought provoking.

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GEI Consultants Awards & Accolades

  • #107 on ENR Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2015
  • #94 on ENR Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2016
  • #19 on ENR's Top 20 Design Firms, Water Sector, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2016
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