AUSTIN, Texas, July 7, 2022 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce it has established operations in Austin, Texas. While the firm has been functioning remotely in Austin since 2021 and has already hired a local staff of 25 to support the work from this location, SSOE recently secured an office at 1701 Directors Boulevard, Suite 130, in Austin, Texas with renovations underway in preparation for move-in. This dedicated and growing pool of local talent will support SSOE’s clients based in Texas and across the South-Central U.S., providing full-service design for a variety of project types including large-scale high-tech manufacturing spaces, greenfield facilities, capital improvements, and on-site support for existing operations. Additionally, the firm’s Austin staff will provide support on advanced technology, industrial manufacturing, and architecturally driven projects across all the firm’s market sectors.
Catherine Myers, PE, President of the firm and Chair of SSOE’s Board of Directors, stated, “We are excited to have our Austin office led by Joe Badalamenti, an SSOE Principal who has been with the firm for over 20 years and served as a mechanical engineer and project manager on countless industrial projects during his tenure. He has relocated to the Austin area to ensure SSOE’s client-focused culture and processes have been a part of onboarding the new team members from day one. He enables consistency between new and existing project approaches with his internal network as well as streamlined communication to optimize workshare across all of SSOE’s operations. Joe’s leadership brings the full strength of our top-ranked design firm to our Texas clients and projects.”
Based on SSOE’s current backlog and growth forecasts, SSOE anticipates its Austin location will quickly grow to be one of their largest local teams. SSOE’s Joe Badalamenti, PE, PMP, Vice President of Texas Operations, stated, “We are actively growing this office with local hires as well as relocating key personnel from other areas of the firm. Employees considering joining SSOE in Austin can look forward to working with some of the most innovative clients in the world on some of the largest projects in Texas. By supporting cutting-edge industries like electric vehicle, large-scale battery, and semiconductor manufacturing, our new office will help shape the future for our clients in Texas and make a difference globally. We look forward to inviting staff and clients into the new space in the coming months.”
Though in-state operations are new to the firm, SSOE is no stranger to Texas with projects dating back more than 35 years. In fact, SSOE has completed more than 400 projects in Texas in the last decade alone. This includes significant projects like Toyota’s 2.3 million SF San Antonio assembly plant, TPCO America’s 1.6 million SF Gregory facility, and—most recently—Continental’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in New Braunfels. Other recent clients in Texas include Campbells, Corteva Agriscience, Encompass Health, Molson Coors, O-I Glass, Owens Corning, and TC Energy, just to name a few. SSOE plans to complete office renovations and move employees into its Austin office in August 2022.
Hiring in Austin
SSOE’s nationally ranked experience on projects for Fortune 100 clients in the semiconductor, automotive, and chemical industries positions the firm with the knowledge required to design high-tech facilities that are optimized and able to keep up with the ever-increasing global demand driven by the electric vehicle boom and ongoing global chip demand. The result has been a trajectory of the growth that allows the firm to offer employees opportunities normally associated with a large firm while embracing the collaborative and supportive culture often found in smaller firms—a culture that was recently recognized as a certified Great Place to Work. SSOE’s award-winning employee-centric culture offers flexible work arrangements, direct access to leadership at all levels, a mindset of continuous learning, and a healthy work-life balance. Interested individuals can search SSOE’s open positions in Austin here and apply directly from the firm’s website.
SSOE Group in Austin
1701 Directors Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78744
Joe Badalamenti, PE, PMP
T. (737) 292-6855
F. (737) 292-6856