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Gas Technology Institute Overview

Des Plaines, IL
201 to 500 employees
1941
Nonprofit Organization
Energy
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
GTI celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2016. As a leading research, development, and training organization addressing global energy and environmental challenges, GTI has spent the last seven+ decades developing high-impact technologies and providing technical insight to unlock ... Read more

Mission: GTI solves important energy challenges, turning raw technology into practical solutions that create exceptional value for our customers in the global marketplace. We are driven by four primary objectives, which span the energy industry value chain.

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Company Updates

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    GTI, a leading U.S. research, development, and training organization serving energy and environmental markets, has signed an agreement with Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI), a unit of Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO), one of the largest electricity providers in the world that has been driving Korea's economic and industrial growth as a reliable supplier of electricity.

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Gas Technology Institute – Why Work For Us?


 

Solving Important Energy Challenges and Creating Value in the Marketplace

GTI is the leading research, development and training organization addressing energy and environmental challenges to enable a secure, abundant, and affordable energy future. For 75 years, we have been providing economic value to the natural gas industry and energy markets by developing technology-based solutions for industry, government, and consumers.

Our research initiatives address issues impacting the natural gas and energy markets across the industry’s value chain—supply, delivery, and end use. We offer an integrated systems perspective to expand the supply of affordable energy, ensure a safe and reliable energy delivery infrastructure, and promote the efficient use of energy resources. To date, GTI programs have resulted in nearly 500 products, 750 licenses and more than 1,300 associated patents.

GTI is an independent technology organization, established as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. We are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Mission and Objectives

GTI is a research organization with “the energy to lead.” We solve important energy challenges, turning raw technology into practical solutions that create exceptional value for our customers in the global marketplace.

We are driven by four primary objectives, which span the energy industry value chain. They provide both the focus and enduring opportunity for our business endeavors. These objectives are:

  • Expanding the supply of affordable natural gas and renewable energy
  • Ensuring a safe and reliable energy delivery infrastructure
  • Promoting the clean and efficient use of energy resources.
  • Reducing carbon emissions to the environment.

Our Values

People.
We provide opportunities and a stimulating environment for creative employees to learn, grow, and make a difference.

Market Focus.
We must bring solutions to customers that enable their continued success.

Quality.
We have an obligation to our customers to deliver the very best product GTI can provide.

Safety.
Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees and our customers.

Teamwork.
GTI’s ultimate success depends on our ability to work together in a manner that delights our customers.

Integrity.
We obey the law and conduct business in a straightforward, transparent manner.

Invent. Collaborate. Lead.

When the work you do impacts the world’s energy future, it’s easy to get excited about working at GTI.

We’re poised to be a leader in the new energy economy and we’re looking for talented and entrepreneurial employees who can identify meaningful opportunities, develop new technologies, and deliver them to the marketplace.

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) offers unparalleled opportunities to solve the most important global energy challenges. We’re constantly seeking bright, ambitious candidates who want to make a difference by creating new technology and bringing it to the marketplace.

GTI’s experts are our greatest assets, working together with leading companies to advance energy frontiers. Our accolades are based on the intellectual capital of our engineers and scientists-they are highly regarded for their performance and contributions to the industry. The world’s energy market demands their talents, inventive spirit, and dedication, and we’re fostering a culture where employees can learn and grow. Very motivated people can live their dream here.


Gas Technology Institute (GTI) was formed in April 2000 by the combination of two major research and technology development organizations serving the natural gas industry—Gas Research Institute (GRI) and the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT).

GRI was founded in 1976 in response to the Federal Power Commission (FPC) encouraging increased gas research and development (R&D). GRI administered research funding provided by a surcharge on shipments of natural gas sold by the interstate pipelines. At its peak in 1994, GRI administered funds in excess of $212 million.

IGT, founded in 1941, supported the gas industry need to train graduate engineers. IGT was affiliated with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) as a degree-granting institution from 1941 to 1994, when IGT moved off IIT’s campus to larger facilities in Des Plaines, IL.

As the gas industry evolved, IGT also evolved in parallel and focused on a world-renowned research program with support from many industry sources, including GRI.

As a result of the phasing out of GRI’s funding mechanism, the gas industry encouraged GRI and IGT to combine activities. In 2000, the GRI/IGT combination became official and today, GTI offers the strengths of both predecessors, positioned as a leading research, development and training organization serving the global natural gas industry and energy markets.

GTI is home to a technologically advanced energy laboratory, where nearly 175 scientists and engineers, program managers, trainers, and other professionals take a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.

Fostering a culture where employees can innovate, learn, and grow, GTI provides opportunities for dedicated scientists to make a real impact, creating solutions to global energy challenges. Very motivated people can live their dream here.

We’re committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. GTI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. As such, we have an obligation and commitment to hiring and developing the best possible candidates based on job-related qualifications – and irrespective of race, religion, color, national original sex, age, disability, or disabled or Vietnam-era veteran status.

At GTI, you’re in good company. In addition to educational opportunities, GTI offers unparalleled opportunities to collaborate with experienced and talented colleagues from whom you can learn. In fact, the GTI staff comprises nearly 175 highly trained scientists and engineers, as well as dozens of professionals who specialize in disciplines that include program management and project planning and training - nearly 43% of whom hold advanced degrees.

GTI headquarters: It’s the best of both worlds. GTI headquarters, located on a beautiful 18-acre campus in Des Plaines, Illinois, offers a suburban environment with easy access by car and all forms of public transportation. And it’s just a short drive from downtown Chicago and O’Hare Airport.

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    Great atmosphere, really support remote work, trying to grow the business steadily.

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    Tied heavily to fossil fuels.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Gas Technology Institute (Des Plaines, IL) in August 2016.

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