SSOE Increases Mechanical Engineering Staff in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

Raleigh/Durham, NC, November 19, 2007 – SSOE, one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms, is announcing the addition of David Wilson, PE, LEED AP; James Ellard; and Jan Carpenter to its office in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. Earlier this year, SSOE launched a national effort to hire over 200 employees, including bringing new jobs to the Raleigh/Durham office which focuses on the growth of the Carolina region particularly in the pharmaceutical, education, biofuels, and science and technology sectors with many of those clients located in the Triangle area.

“With the addition of a LEED accredited senior mechanical engineer, a plumbing and fire protection expert and a mechanical/process designer, we now have all disciplines covered with senior staff and our North Carolina technical staff has a solid foundation on which to grow over the next year” said Meredith Mayes, PE, Business Leader and Senior Associate, SSOE, Inc.

David Wilson, PE, LEED AP, senior mechanical engineer, brings 17 years of design, engineering and commissioning experience to SSOE. Throughout his career, he has provided mechanical engineering design and support on numerous assignments for pharmaceutical, R&D, industrial, infrastructure and institutional facilities. He has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating large engineering assignments with overall responsibility for budget, schedule, quality and coordination as well as maintaining client relationships. As a LEED Acredited Professional, he will also be focused on integrating green building practices into the design process and streamlining the LEED certification procedures for SSOE’s clients.

James Ellard, senior plumbing and fire protection designer, brings nearly 20 years experience to SSOE. His responsibilities include working from the conceptual stages and initial programming through the development of the design. He received his certificate in Design of Plumbing and Related Sanitary Systems from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. He also received his certification for Engineering Technician in Automatic Sprinkler Layout from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and has extensive experience with state and national codes. He is a member of International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) and is currently serving as Vice President – Legislative for the Raleigh Chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE).

Jan Carpenter joins SSOE with 28 years of experience as a process and mechanical designer. Throughout her career she has worked on a wide variety of product lines, processes, and applications in the municipal and commercial sector arenas. Carpenter is a certified mechanical draftsman and received an Associates in Applied Science in Mechanical Drafting and Design Technology at Craven Community College in New Bern, NC. She has also studied Computer Aided Drafting and Design at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC.


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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