SSOE Group Announces Employee Certifications for Fourth Quarter of Planning Year 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 22, 2018 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that two of its employees earned professional certifications during the fourth quarter of SSOE’s 2018 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.­­­­


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.

Mary Schmidt, PMP, RID, IIDA, Senior Project Manager and Senior Associate, recently received her PMP certification. Mary graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. She has more than 35 years of industry experience in all aspects of interior design from project development through construction. Mary works in SSOE’s Birmingham, Alabama office and supports the firm’s healthcare and commercial design teams.

ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor

To earn an ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor certification, an individual must successfully complete the 32-hour training course. The course efficiently teaches participants how to lead an ISO 9001:2015 audit, train others on ISO 9001 (the standard) and ISO 9000 (the vocabulary for the standard), and conduct internal audits and supplier audits for their company.

Shawn Turner, Jr., Assistant Project Manager, recently received his ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor certification. A Michigan State University graduate with a Bachelor of Social Science in Criminal Justice, Shawn works in SSOE’s Troy, Michigan office. With nearly a decade of experience, he supports the firm’s corporate quality systems group and is responsible for conducting internal audits, assisting the quality systems manager with continuous improvement initiatives, and facilitating lessons learned sessions.

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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