50th Anniversary of Orbital Engineering, Inc.
On March 14, 1969, Orbital Engineering, Inc. was launched with a simple message to its first clients:
Let us help you make your facilities safer
50 years later, with over 300 employees across six corporate offices and additional client-site locations, we have the same fundamental belief – safer is better. While our business has evolved in ways we could never have imagined, our core beliefs, customer-first focus and creative approach to problem solving have stayed the same. Whether we are using advanced robotics for inspections services, designing software and applications or responding to on-site emergencies, Orbital Engineering, Inc. looks forward to the next 50 years of serving our clients.
Who We Are
Since 1969, Orbital Engineering, Inc. has partnered with the industrial sector to provide full-service solutions in engineering and design, construction management and QA/QC, safety, and asset integrity services. Our expertise in Transmission & Distribution; Midstream and Downstream Oil, Gas and Chemical; Metals; and, Infrastructure has allowed us to successfully support our customers both nationally and abroad. Having customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local municipal authorities, Orbital Engineering, Inc. understands how to technically and cost-effectively manage projects of all sizes.
Orbital Engineering, Inc., a veteran-owned company, employs over 300 engineering and support staff members across our six major offices in Pittsburgh (HQ), Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis and Houston. We also proudly support customers in various other locations with dedicated on-site teams.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange for a site visit or in-person meeting at your place of business or one of our conveniently located regional offices. We look forward to an opportunity to serve you.
Orbital Engineering, Inc. is a customer-centered organization committed to establishing long-term business partners and providing innovative solutions. Acknowledging that a superior deliverable is always the expected outcome, our staff is trained to create a customer experience focused on effective communication, a customized project delivery approach and complete transparency.
While our subject matter and technical expertise is comparable to much larger organizations, Orbital Engineering, Inc. maintains the flexibility and ability to provide personal attention at all levels.
Experience the Orbital Engineering, Inc. difference today by contacting one of our General Managers and understand why our work is not done until we have helped you achieve your goals.
For 50 years, Orbital Engineering, Inc. has been a strategic partner to the world’s most successful businesses with a strong reputation in providing engineering and design, construction management and QA/QC, safety and asset integrity services with an exceptional personal touch. Having completed over 25,000 successful projects across our regional offices, Orbital Engineering, Inc. has refined its process of leveraging subject matter expertise and available resources to provide a well-qualified team that strives to exceed the project expectations.
Orbital Engineering, Inc. has completed over 25,000 successful projects across numerous industries in the Energy, Heavy Manufacturing and Infrastructure markets.
Orbital applies technology enhancements such as drones and apps together with more than 50 years of engineering know-how to solve our customers’ most complex projects.
69kV/12kV Substation Rebuild
Orbital provided the engineering services required for an upgrade to an existing substation 69kV substation. The existing substation had two incoming 69kV feeds, two 28 MVA transformers, two outdoor 1200A transformer secondary breakers, and six outdoor 800A reclosers. Rather than maintain the existing outdoor design, the upgraded station included a new double ended switchgear.
Orbital Engineering, Inc. is proud to be certified as a veteran owned business. Orbital Engineering, Inc. is certified by the National Veteran Business Development Council. Because the existing Federal Government CVE Veteran Owned Business Certification only covers small businesses, medium and large businesses are left with no acceptable mechanism for establishing bona fide veteran owned business status. Thus, the National Veteran Business Development Council was created for the purpose of providing a credible and reliable certifying authority that would ensure that valid documentation exists of a business’ Veteran ownership and control.