SSOE Group Announces Employee Certifications for Fourth Quarter of Planning Year 2023

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 17, 2023 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, announced today that 13 of its employees earned professional certifications during the fourth quarter of SSOE’s 2023 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. 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

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.

Kristen Penziol, PE, Mechanical Engineer, recently earned her professional engineering license. Kristen is a University of Portland graduate with a Bachelor of Science. She works in SSOE’s Portland, Oregon office and supports the firm’s Advanced Technology (Basebuild) operations with her 5 years of experience.

Aditya “Adi” Revankar, PE, Mechanical Engineer, recently earned his professional engineering license. Nicholas is a PES University (India) and University of Maryland graduate with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering, respectively. He works in SSOE’s Columbus, Ohio office and supports the firm’s Facilities operations with his 6 years of experience.


Project Management Professional (PMP)

PMP® certification, awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI), indicates that an individual possesses the knowledge and skill necessary to lead and direct project teams, and delivers project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.

Osvaldo Jesús Olivares Rodríguez, Section Manager in León, Mexico, recently earned his Project Management Professional 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 of recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. SSOE requires the OSHA 10-hour certification for all technical employees.

Kalena Ching, Electrical Engineer in Portland, Oregon, Austin Davis, Mechanical Engineer in Chandler, Arizona, Shane Jamerson, Mechanical Engineer in Toledo, Ohio, Joseph LaVere, PE, Senior Civil Engineer in Troy, Michigan, as well as Long Nguyen and Skyler Moore, Electrical Engineers in Chandler, Arizona, recently earned their OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry certification.

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is generally your first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (PE). It is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC / ABET-accredited program.

Kevin Rooney, Site Infrastructure Engineer in Portland, Oregon, recently earned his Fundamentals of Engineering certification.

In addition to earning his OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry certification as mentioned above, Austin Davis, also recently earned his Fundamentals of Engineering.

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry

To maintain a healthy and safe work environment, OSHA recommends employees in various industries participate in workplace safety training. OSHA Education Center created this online course to address specific regulations as they apply to the General Industry and help you meet your workplace training requirements and receive your OSHA 10 card.

Andres Aranda, Mechanical Designer in León, Mexico and David M. Johnson, Mechanical / Furnace Designer in Columbus, Ohio, recently earned their OSHA 10-Hour General Industry certification.

LEED Green Associate (LEED GA)

The LEED Green Associate exam measures general knowledge of green building practices and how to support others working on LEED projects. The exam is ideal for those newer to sustainability and LEED.

David S. Johnson, AIA, NCARB, PE, LEED Green Associate, Architect and Mechanical Engineer in Toledo, Ohio, recently earned his LEED Green Associate 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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