SSOE Group Announces Employee Licensures and Certifications for First Quarter of Planning Year 2024

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 8, 2024 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, announced today that eight of its employees earned professional certifications during the first quarter of SSOE’s 2024 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. The company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees and 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

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.

Nick Randolph, PE, Mechanical Engineer, recently earned his professional engineering license. Nick is a University of Maryland graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering. He works remotely out of Maryland and supports the firm’s Facilities operations with his 8 years of experience.

Brandon Marsh, PE, Process Engineer, recently earned his professional engineering license. Brandon is an ITT Technical Institute graduate with an Associates in drafting and design technology. He works in SSOE’s Columbus, Ohio office and supports the firm’s Process operations with his 6 years of experience.

Registered Architect

Aishwarya Somasundaram, RA, Architect, recently earned her registered architect license. Aishwarya is a National Institutes of Technology (India) and Georgia Tech graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architectural Technology, respectively. She works in SSOE’s Columbus, Ohio office and supports the firm’s Facilities operations with her 7 years of experience.


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 of recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. SSOE requires the OSHA 10-hour certification for all technical employees.

Mohamad El Jarouch, Controls Designer in Toledo, Ohio recently earned his OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry certification.

Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

The 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher course is aimed at employees who work with hazardous substances at their job. It consists of an overview of personal protective equipment, decontamination, confined space entry, medical surveillance, standard emergency procedures, recognizing hazards, and how to properly handle and dispose of hazardous waste, as well as a refresher on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

Kendall Almgren, Technical Specialist in Santa Clara, California, recently completed her 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher course.

Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM)

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice, and process transformation outlined in the AGC BIM Education Program. Successful candidates who pass the exam will carry the CM-BIM designation.

Evan Collier, CM-BIM, VDC Technical Leader in Denver, Colorado, recently earned his Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling.

National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)

NCIDQ Certification is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession. NCIDQ Certificate holders have proven their expertise in understanding and applying current codes established to protect public health, safety, and welfare. Passage of the NCIDQ Examination is required for interior design licensure / registration in every regulated jurisdiction within the United States and Canada with the exception of California.

Jackie Pierce, NCIDQ, Interior Designer in Columbia, South Carolina, recently earned her NCIDQ Certification.

ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

This seven-day immersive training experience guides participants through the eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). It covers all aspects of information security, from developing security policies to managing risk and understanding technical security controls, providing the tools and resources one needs to master this knowledge effectively.

Mike Griggs, Director of Computer & Information Systems in Troy, Michigan, recently became an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional.


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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