SSOE Group Welcomes Zac Smith to their Southeast Operations as Automotive & Manufacturing Facilities Strategic Business Unit Civil Department Manager

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, November 20, 2020 — SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is excited to welcome Zac Smith, PE to their Birmingham office as Civil Department Manager for the firm’s Automotive & Manufacturing Facilities (AMF) Strategic Business Unit (SBU). Zac’s addition reinforces SSOE’s strategic commitment to expanding the firm’s Southeast presence and depth of resources in the region to deliver great client service.

Zac is an accomplished, results-oriented engineering professional with an extensive project management background. His technical experience includes the development, implementation, and operationalization of design-based solutions for civil, commercial, and industrial sites and organizations. Zac most recently served as Civil, Structural, and Architectural Manager for KBR, Inc., a global provider of differentiated, professional services, and technologies delivered across a wide government, defense, and industrial base. He led teams responsible for collaborating with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including business units, clients, project managers, and other departments. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Brandon Darroch, AMF Southeast Division Manager for SSOE, stated, “We’re excited to welcome Zac to our team. Not only does he bring 18 years of technical knowledge and experience to the group, but his presence in Birmingham will also further enhance SSOE’s growing footprint in the Southeast U.S.”

SSOE has engineering, architectural, and construction management professionals spanning four Southeast U.S. offices—Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, and Nashville. As a Top 5 Automotive Design Firm (Engineering-News Record) in 2020, SSOE has a long history working with industrial clients in Alabama including BOCAR, Honda, Toyota, Polaris, BASF, Topre America, GE, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In fact, they have completed over 1,200 projects in the state. Additionally, they are responsible for the design of Volkswagen’s ACEC award-winning LEED® Platinum automotive assembly plant in Tennessee.

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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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