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SSOE Group Announces Employee Registrations and Certifications for the Second Quarter of Planning Year 2012

SSOE Group Announces Employee Registrations and Certifications for the Second Quarter of Planning Year 2012TOLEDO, Ohio, April 13, 2012 – SSOE Group (, an international engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today that four employees earned professional registrations and three employees earned certifications during the second quarter of their 2012 planning year. Attainment of professional licensure is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as providing paid time off to take the exam. As an additional incentive, once a staff member has passed an exam, they receive a recognition bonus.

Jennifer Earwood, RA, LEED AP BD+C, recently earned her architectural license. Jennifer was required to pass the Architect Registration Exam, have a professional degree from an NAAB-accredited program, and complete the Intern Development Program (IDP). The IDP is approximately three years of on-the-job experience consisting of training units in 16 different categories. The Architect Registration Exam evaluates a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. Earwood is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Currently, she is an architect in SSOE’s Nashville, Tennessee office and has seven years of experience.

Michael Heilman, PE; Matthew Wagner, PE; and Joseph Kiumu, PE recently received their professional engineering licenses. All three individuals successfully completed the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam that measures a candidate’s academic and practical knowledge of technical engineering. Candidates are eligible to take the exam after meeting statutory requirements including a minimum of four years of acceptable work experience. Heilman received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and is a mechanical engineer in SSOE’s Birmingham, Alabama office with seven years of experience. Matthew Wagner, a graduate of Auburn University, holds a bachelor’s degree in wireless engineering. Joseph Kiumu received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alabama. Wagner and Kiumu are electrical engineers in SSOE’s Birmingham, Alabama office, both with five years of experience.

Chris Ackerman, PMI-SP recently earned his certification as a Scheduling Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI). This credential recognizes the individual’s unique expertise and competence in developing and maintaining project schedules, while possessing skills in all areas of project management. Ackerman is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a project controller in SSOE’s Toledo, Ohio office and has nine years of experience.

Jeff Bodway, PE, PMP, LEED AP BD+C and Jens Ebert, PE, PMP earned their certification as Project Management Professionals (PMP’s). Awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI), this certification indicates that the individual possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and direct project teams and deliver project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources. Bodway received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a master’s degree in business administration from Oakland University. Bodway serves as a project manager in SSOE’s Troy, Michigan office and has 18 years of experience. Ebert holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in project management from Pennsylvania State University. Ebert is a senior project manager in SSOE’s St. Paul, Minnesota office and has 22 years of experience.

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 5 years, SSOE Group 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" (Building Design + Construction).

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 65+ 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 for additional information and career opportunities.

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