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Join a team that gives you the support, resources, and autonomy to succeed.


For Problem Solvers, Creative Engineers, and Passionate People

GBA has a long history of helping green engineers and natural problem solvers build satisfying careers. We do that by taking the time to understand your goals and putting a team around you to propel them. If that sounds like the right environment for you, we’d love for you to grow with us.

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“GBA from top to bottom promotes an inclusive work environment where individual input is highly valued and long-lasting relationships are formed.”

Eli Zietlow, Mechanical Engineer

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GBA Interns, Evanston office, 2023

Internship Program

Gain Hands-On Engineering Experience to Start Your Career with GBA

GBA offers engineering students an opportunity for hands-on experience with a wide array of projects from building energy studies to MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design to commissioning services.

Interns will be exposed to the full range of services, career paths, and project types within GBA’s portfolio and sometimes beyond.

Join us to embark on a rewarding journey of exploration and growth in the field of engineering. Positions for Summer 2024 have been filled; the application process for Summer 2025 internships will open in August 2024.


Our Difference

Protecting The Environment

One building at a time.

Founded on a simple premise — do great work while conserving the environments we work and live in — GBA has had a 50-year stretch of award-winning projects that help building owners operate at their best with sustainable systems.

Learn More About Our Commitment to Sustainability

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I’m challenged to learn and grow with each new project I work on.

“GBA provides a mature, yet playful, environment of professionals who want to help build each other up and provide the best service possible to every client we work with.”

Benjamin Mahrer, Electrical Engineer

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Work/Life Balance

Sustainable Projects, Sustainable Lives

We know that work is not your whole life.

GBA is committed to progressive management policies that help our staff achieve balance. From competitive compensation and benefits packages to perks, social events, and volunteer opportunities, we support our team in living healthy, vibrant lives — on and off the job.

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innovating since 1973

Outstanding Service. Energy Efficiency. Creative Problem-Solving.

With foresight regarding the pressing need for energy conservation, our founder Dave Grumman started GBA with an unwavering dedication to helping building owners protect the environment while cutting building operating costs.

Decades later, that one-person firm has expanded to more than 100 energy efficiency experts and thousands of happy clients collaborating in projects that help preserve the planet.

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One Team. Endless Capabilities.

We’re a family of passionate, diverse, and eco-conscious engineers who put the planet and people at the center of everything we do.

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GBA Promotes Two Employees

GBA Promotes Two Employees

GBA's Chicago and New York regional offices promoted Timothy Venturella and Brendan Erskine to Senior Project Engineer at the recent semi-annual meeting. Timothy Venturella joined GBA’s Evanston office in 2023. He graduated with a BA in Public Relations from the...

GBA’s 2023 Sustainability Report Released

GBA’s 2023 Sustainability Report Released

Grumman|Butkus Associates continues documenting its efforts to “walk the walk” of sustainability with the release of its annual Sustainability Report. In 2013, the firm released its first annual corporate sustainability report. We recently completed the eleventh...

How To Develop an Effective Energy Management Project List

How To Develop an Effective Energy Management Project List

At GBA, we love helping clients set up Energy Management Systems. A comprehensive tool is the DOE 50001 Ready Navigator (https://navigator.lbl.gov/). It breaks the ISO 50001 Energy Management standard down into 25 tasks. At a minimum, energy management can be about...