SSOE Group Announces Employee Licensures and Certifications for Third Quarter of Planning Year 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 5, 2019 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that a number of its employees earned professional licensures and certifications during the third quarter of their 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. ­


Registered Architect

To become a registered architect (RA), an individual must have a professional degree from an NAAB-accredited program and complete the Intern Development Program (IDP). The IDP is approximately 3 years of on-the-job experience consisting of training units in 16 different categories, such as programming, site and environmental analysis, construction documents, specifications and materials research, and project management. Licensure is awarded upon 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.

Trevor McMahon, RA, Architectural Designer, recently became a registered architect. A University of Detroit Mercy graduate with a Bachelor and Master of Architecture, David works in SSOE’s Troy, Michigan office. He specializes in project management and supports the firm’s Healthcare, Commercial, and Education (HCE) operations with his more than 5 years of experience.


Project Management Professional

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.

Phillip Roner, PMP, Project Manager, recently became a certified Project Management Professional. A Montana State University graduate with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Phillip works in SSOE’s Hillsboro, Oregon office. He specializes in semiconductor tool install and supports the firm’s Advanced Technology (AT) operations with his more than 20 years of experience.

Kelly Zolnoski, PMP, Project Manager, also recently became a project management professional. With over 8 years of experience, Kelly specializes in project management and semiconductor tool install supporting the firm’s Advanced Technology (AT) operations out of SSOE’s Hillsboro, Oregon office.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification

To receive an 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. The following individuals attained this certification in the second quarter:

  • Walter Boyle, Senior Electrical Designer in Toledo, Ohio; Rex Daniel, Structural Designer in Birmingham, Alabama; and Roy Stankewitz, PE, Senior Civil Engineer in Alliance, Ohio
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. The following individual attained this certification in the second quarter:

  • Andrew Neuenfeldt, Construction Manager in Midland, Michigan
Post-Disaster Assessment Certification

Erin Curley, AIA, NCARB, Architect and LEED® Green Associate, recently became a nationally certified Safety Assessment Program Volunteer—currently one of 35 certified architects in Ohio and the only certified architect in Toledo, where our world headquarters resides. This certification allows Erin to assess whether it’s safe for people to occupy a structure following a natural disaster in an effort to quickly provide shelter to those in need. Erin graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a Master of Architecture following a Bachelor of Science in Technology from Bowling Green State University. With more than 10 years of experience, Erin specializes in healthcare, commercial, and education facilities, coordinating projects from schematic design through substantial completion. She works in SSOE’s Toledo, Ohio office.

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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