SSOE Group Announces Employee Licensures and Certifications for First Quarter of Planning Year 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 18, 2019 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that a number of its employees earned professional licensures and certifications during the first quarter of their 2019 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once an employee has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus.­­­­

Licensures

Professional Engineer

To become a Professional Engineer (PE), an individual must meet statutory requirements, including completion of a 4-year college degree and a minimum of 4 years of acceptable work experience. Licensure is awarded upon successful completion of the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam, which measures an individual’s academic and practical knowledge of technical engineering.

Michael Kerrigan, PE, Mechanical Engineer, recently earned his professional engineering licensure. An Illinois Institute of Technology graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Michael works in SSOE’s Hillsboro, Oregon office. He provides HVAC support for the firm’s advanced technology division with his 4 years of experience.

Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP)

PMP® certification, awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI), indicates that the individual possesses the knowledge and skill necessary to lead and direct project teams, and deliver project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.

Nick Bryan, PMP, Project Manager, recently received his PMP certification. Nick graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He works in SSOE’s Brentwood, Tennessee office supporting the firm’s automotive, manufacturing, and facilities division with his 5 years of experience. Nick came to SSOE through the firm’s partnership with Hire Our Heroes (HOH), a program designed to train transitioning service members on skills needed to succeed in the civilian workforce. Nick was active member of United States Army for six years.

Greg Fischer, PMP, Project Manager, recently received his PMP certification. Greg graduated from Oregon State University with both a Master and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. He has more than 25 years of industry experience and works in SSOE’s Hillsboro, Oregon office supporting the firm’s advanced technology division.

Engineering Intern

To earn an Engineering Intern (EI) enrollment, an individual must successfully complete the 6-hour Fundamentals of Engineering exam. The exam signals the individual has mastered the fundamental requirements and is the first step toward earning a Professional Engineer (PE) licensure.

Ali Beydoun, EI, Structural Designer, recently earned his EI certification. Ali graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Wayne State University. He works in SSOE’s Brentwood, Tennessee office supporting the firm’s automotive, manufacturing, and facilities division.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification

To receive an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Construction Industry certification, an individual must complete the 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program, which is intended to provide an entry-level construction worker with general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. SSOE requires the OSHA 10-hour certification for all technical employees. The following individuals attained this certification in the first quarter:

Eric Bonar, Mechanical Designer, graduated with an Associate Degree in Mechanical and Architectural Drafting from ETI Technical College. Eric works in SSOE’s Alliance, Ohio office and performs mechanical design for glass, steel processing, and power generation equipment, supporting the firm’s energy, glass, chemical and manufacturing division with his more than 25 years of experience.

Warren Callahan, Architectural Designer, graduated with an Associate Degree in AutoCAD from Central Alabama Community College. He works in SSOE’s Birmingham, Alabama office and specializes in commercial architecture, project management, and design. Warren supports the firm’s healthcare, commercial, and education division with his more than 20 years of experience.

Steven Kirkvold, Senior Chemical Process, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota. Steven works in SSOE’s Omaha, Nebraska office. He specializes in process development, detailed design, project management, troubleshooting, and optimization for new and existing installations. Steven supports the firm’s food and consumer products division with his 28 years of experience.

David Haugh, PMP, Project Manager, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glamorgan. David works in SSOE’s Troy, Michigan office supporting the firm’s automotive, manufacturing, and facilities division with his 38 years of experience—specializing in the development of project plans, budgets, schedules, construction cost estimates and specifications, and construction site visits for both new and existing facilities. David also holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry Certification

To receive OSHA 30-hour Construction Outreach certification, an individual must complete the 30-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Course. This course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in the construction industry, but more specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors and provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues. SSOE requires the OSHA 30-hour certification for all field and startup employees.

Joseph Provolish, Engineering Project Director, recently earned his OSHA 30-hour Construction Industry certification. Joseph graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He works in SSOE’s Toledo, Ohio office and specializes in design engineering, project management, and plant management within the food, automotive, and chemical industries with his 13 years of experience.

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 6 years (BD+C), SSOE focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (BD+C).

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 70-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.

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