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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, Inc. is a consulting engineering and environmental firm that delivers value by providing professional services to improve our world’s built environments. With more than 800 staff and 38 offices nationwide, GEI is a leader in providing multi-disciplined engineering and technical services to a range of private and public sector clients domestically and abroad.

As an employee-owned firm, we foster personal relationships with our clients and cultivate our staff in a partnership model which is underpinned by continuous learning and sharing of knowledge. We retain proven recognized industry experts and attract the best young minds in the industry to deliver to our clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit and innovation that is rare in our profession.

GEI is consistently ranked among the top firms in Engineering News Record’s (ENR) annual list of Top Design Firms and Top Environmental Firms.

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.

Ron Palmieri, P.E.
Chief Exectuvie Officer

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 20 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.
    • Bourne Consulting Engineering (acquired 2016) a distinguished leader in the coastal and waterfront engineering sector serving both public and private clients. The addition of Bourne expanded GEI's coastal engineering and waterfront practice in the Northeast and across the U.S.
    • Inland Seas Engineering (acquired 2017) broadened GEI’s range of engineering, environmental and natural resources expertise and services, strengthening operations in Traverse City and northern Michigan. With the addition of Inland Seas Engineering, GEI gained a team of experienced and dedicated staff in a key region of interest.


A privately held corporation featuring hundreds of technical experts and broad internal ownership, GEI today serves clients across the nation through 38 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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    I have been working at GEI Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)


    We are a tight-knit group that encourages collaboration between our offices. We always are looking toward the next 5 or so years, keeping our eye on organic growth. Downsizing is not in our vocabulary. The staff is treated quite well with good salaries, good benefits, and stimulating opportunities.


    We could use more bench strength to support some of our projects and service lines.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the focus you've had of hiring young talented individuals, especially before the senior staff all retire.

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    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at GEI Consultants (Oakland, CA) in February 2018.


    Very casual, a few technical questions, but mostly just getting to know me. The interview was a couple hours because they had a multiple people from the office come in and interview me. Some geologists, some engineers, some upper management. I thought it was a great way for them to get to know me and vice versa.

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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
  • #102 on ENR Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2017
  • #122 on ENR Top 200 Environmental Firms, Engineering News-Record, 2017
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