SSOE Group Welcomes Telecommunications Lead Tom Goldsmith, RCDD, to their Portland Office

PORTLAND, Oregon, September 16, 2013 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, is pleased to welcome Tom Goldsmith, RCDD, as telecommunications lead in the Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Group. Tom will be located in SSOE’s Portland, Oregon, office and will develop West Coast telecommunications services for SSOE’s Advanced Technology Strategic Business Unit (SBU).

Tom, one of only 7,400 Registered Communications Distribution Designers (RCDDs) internationally, has over 32 years of experience in the implementation of communications infrastructure for large facilities. RCDDs are globally recognized within the information technology systems (ITS) industry as experts in the design, integration, and implementation of telecommunications and data communications transport systems. Tom’s extensive list of industry certifications includes data center security training, BICSI data center design and best practices, and information security awareness, to name a few.

Prior to joining SSOE, Tom worked for Jacobs Engineering. He has served as an ITS lead for scores of projects in the U.S., the U.K., the Philippines, and India for clients such as BPA, Archer Daniels Midland, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, the Social Security Administration, Schnitzer Steel, the United States Department of Agriculture, British Petroleum, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

“SSOE’s leadership in the high-tech industry has created significant growth opportunities for our firm on the West Coast. Tom’s broad-based telecommunications experience, ability to implement communications infrastructure for large facilities, and project management skills will pave the way for significantly expanding SSOE’s ITS services,” said Mark Brandt, PE, I&C Group Lead.

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As a nationally ranked design and construction management firm, SSOE focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

With 18 offices around the world, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. Over the company’s 70-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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