SSOE Group Announces Employee Certifications for Fourth Quarter of Planning Year 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 8, 2019 – 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 fourth quarter of SSOE’s 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.­­­­


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.

Michele Chen, PMP, Assistant Project Manager, recently became a certified Project Management Professional. An Oregon State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Michele works out of SSOE’s Hillsboro, Oregon office. She specializes in project management and semiconductor tool install supporting the firm’s Advanced Technology (AT) operations.

Joseph LeBlanc, CCNA, MCITP, PMP, Systems Administrator, also recently became a certified Project Management Professional. A University of Toledo graduate with a Bachelor of Computer Science, Joseph works out of SSOE’s Toledo, Ohio office for the firm’s Computer Systems Information Technology group and has 14 years of experience.

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. 

Racheal Dempsey, EI, recently received her EI certification. A recent University of Toledo graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Racheal works out of SSOE’s Columbus, Ohio office and supports the firm’s Automotive Manufacturing Facilities operations.

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. SSOE requires the OSHA 10-hour certification for all technical employees.

Ryan Humberger, Mechanical Designer in Toledo, Ohio; Michael Molnar, Mechanical Designer in Toledo, Ohio; Garrett Siferd, Structural Engineer in Toledo, Ohio all recently earned their 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.

Timothy Inglis, Senior Mechanical Designer in Toledo, Ohio recently earned his OSHA 30-hour certification.

Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP)

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) program is designed to meet the needs of electrical and safety professionals who oversee electrical safety programs or who manage electricians and other personnel exposed to electrical hazards. It consists of a set of eligibility requirements (completed prior to program application), a 110 question computer-based exam, and a set of recertification requirements (based on a points system) that must be completed within a three (3) year time period following initial certification.

John Smith, CESCP, Senior Electrical Designer in Hillsboro, Oregon recently earned his Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional certification.

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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