SSOE Group Announces Employee Certifications for First Quarter of Planning Year 2020

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 17, 2020 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that eight of its employees earned professional certifications during the first quarter of SSOE’s 2020 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.­­­­


Professional Engineer (PE)

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.

Christopher Roloson, PE, Mechanical Engineer, recently earned his professional engineering licensure. A University of Toledo graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Christopher works in SSOE’s Lima, Ohio office. He specializes in HVAC, compressed air, and plumbing systems, as well as related building control systems, supporting the firm’s Automotive and Manufacturing Facilities (AMF) operations with his more than 8 years of experience.


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.

Kyle Balza, PMP, Mechanical Designer, recently became a certified Project Management Professional. A Portland State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Kyle works out of SSOE’s Hillsboro, Oregon office. He specializes in project management and semiconductor tool install supporting the firm’s Advanced Technology (AT) operations.

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.

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification

To receive Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour General Industry certification, an individual must complete the 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program, which teaches an entry-level worker how to improve their workplace safety. In the training, the worker learns OSHA’s best practices for reducing accidents and injuries, including fall protection, emergency evacuation plans, and the use of personal protective equipment. SSOE requires the OSHA 10-hour certification for all technical employees.

  • Joseph Treece, EI, Mechanical Designer in Toledo, Ohio recently earned his EI and OSHA 10-hour certification.
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification

To receive 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.

  • Jonah Arnold, Chemical Designer in Hillsboro, Oregon recently earned his OSHA 10-hour 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.

Robert Conboy, Senior Furnace Designer in Toledo, Ohio and Renata Cirillo, RA, Architect in Troy, Michigan recently earned their OSHA 30-hour certification.

Deltek Vision Master Certification

The Deltek University Vision Certification Program provides an opportunity for Deltek clients, partners, and employees to enhance their current Vision system knowledge, and use Deltek tools to allow them to grow their skills and remain competitive in the workforce.

  • Pam Marciniak, Senior Enterprise Application Analyst in Toledo, Ohio recently earned her Deltek Vision Master Certification.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

CAPM® certification, awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI), recognizes knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard. This certification is an asset that will distinguish an individual in the job market and enhance their credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams. The certification exam has 150 questions and to maintain the certification, the individual must retake the exam every five years.

Danielle Balza, Project Controller in Hillsboro, Oregon; Shane Jamerson, BIM / CAD Technical Coordinator in Toledo, Ohio; and Jason Morningstar, Controls Engineer in Toledo, Ohio all recently became a Certified Associate in Project Management.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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