SSOE Group Announces Employee Registrations and Certifications for Second Quarter of Planning Year 2024

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 4, 2024 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, announced today that 4 employees earned professional registrations and 9 employees earned professional certifications during the second 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.

Meelad Alinaghian, Civil Engineer, recently earned his professional engineering license. Meelad is a North Carolina State graduate with a bachelor’s in civil engineering. He works out of SSOE’s Nashville, TN office and supports the firm’s Facilities operations with his six years of experience.

Mark Samiec, Civil Engineer, recently earned his professional engineering license. Mark is an Ohio State University graduate with a bachelor’s in environmental engineering. He works in SSOE’s Columbus, Ohio office and supports the firm’s Facilities operations with his six years of experience.

Tyler Jewess, Mechanical Engineer, recently earned his professional engineering license. Tyler is a University of California graduate with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He works remotely in Anaheim, CA and supports the firm’s Advanced Technologies (AT) operations with his six years of experience.

Registered Architect

To become a registered architect (RA), an individual must have a professional degree from an NAAB-accredited program and complete the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®). The AXP provides a framework that guides an individual through earning and reporting their professional experience. As one progresses through the AXP, they build competency in the skills and tasks needed to practice architecture. With broad experience areas that reflect the current phases of practice, the program prepares individuals for everything from site design to project management. The final step to licensure is the successful completion of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE), which evaluates an individual’s knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. Once an individual has successfully completed all education, experience, and examination requirements they are granted a license to practice architecture.

Aaron Coffman, Architect, recently earned his registered architect license. Aaron is a Georgia Institute of Technology graduate with a master’s in architecture. He works in SSOE’s Atlanta, Georgia office and supports the firm’s Building Design Group (BDG) operations with his 11 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.

Electrical Designer Jeffrey Unrein, Instrumentation and Controls Designer David Poma, and Designer Clara De Los Rios-Salasar recently earned their OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry certification.

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification

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.

Electrical Designer Jake Zeiler recently earned his OSHA 10-Hour General Industry certification.

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.

Project Manager Matthew Krautkremer recently earned his PMP certification.

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)

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

Electrical Engineer David Fetzer recently passed his FE exam.

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 one of the first steps toward earning a Professional Engineer (PE) licensure.

Mechanical Engineer Jason Kimbrough recently earned his EI enrollment.

Construction Documents Technologist Certification

Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) certification, awarded by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), indicates an individual has successfully completed the CDT exam, which measures comprehensive knowledge of the writing and management of construction documents.

Senior Project Manager Mike Nelson recently earned his CDT certification.

Remote Pilot Certificate

In order to fly a drone under the FAA’s Small UAS Rule (Part 107), a person must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA. This certificate demonstrates that the user understands the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones.

BIM / CAD Technical Coordinator Kyle Noyes recently became a certified remote pilot.

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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