Management Team

Wayne C. Jalbert, P.L.S.

President & Survey Division Manager

Danvers Office

wjalbert@HancockAssociates.com

Donald I. Desmond, Jr. P.L.S.

Co-Founder & General Manager

Danvers Office

ddesmond@HancockAssociates.com

Scott Jalbert, P.L.S.

Vice President & Senior Project Manager

Chelmsford and Danvers Offices

sjalbert@HancockAssociates.com

Joseph D. Peznola, P.E.

Director of Engineering, Branch Manager

Marlborough Office

jpeznola@HancockAssociates.com

Joseph M. Small, P.L.S.

Associate & Senior Project Manager

Danvers Office

jsmall@HancockAssociates.com

Carlos M. Frias, P.L.S.

Associate & Senior Project Manager

Marlborough Office

cfrias@HancockAssociates.com

Andrew C. Desmond

Operations Manager

Danvers Office

adesmond@HancockAssociates.com

Wayne has been a professional land surveyor with Hancock Associates for over 25 years. He maintains a broad knowledge of the technical, legal and logistical aspects of managing all areas of surveying projects. He is responsible for overseeing boundary, topographic and hydrographic surveys, geodetic and photogrammetric projects as well as G.P.S. and construction layout services. Wayne supervises a staff of over 20 land surveyors trained and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, robotic and prismless laser equipment, software and G.P.S.

Education:

University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

 

Registrations:

Professional Land Surveyor, MA #36118

Professional Land Surveyor, CT #70248

Professional Land Surveyor, RI #1987

Licensed Land Surveyor, NH #861

Affiliations:

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), Member

Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS), Member

Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE), Secretary

National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Member

New England Land Title Association (NELTA), Member

New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA), Member

Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS), Member

 

Specialized Training:

Amtrak Contractor Safety Trained

MBTA Contractor Safety Trained

Other:

Essex Technical High School Advisory Board, Member

St. John’s Preparatory School, Alumni Mentor and Volunteer

After 32 years as principal, owner and president of Hancock Associates, the company’s succession plan included Wayne C. Jalbert ascending to President.  With Don’s wealth of knowledge, he now presides as General Manager at the firm. He is a Massachusetts Professional Land Surveyor and specializes in land surveying, land planning and representation of land development projects before city and town Planning Boards.

Education:

Northeastern University

Registrations:

Professional Land Surveyor, MA #31722

 

Affiliations:

Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE), Member

 

Other:

Rotary International, Member

Friends Forever USA, Member

With over 20 years of experience in land surveying, Scott is responsible for coordination of utility, residential, commercial and municipal projects including client contact and supervising field and office staff in the preparation of final plans and associated documents. He is also responsible for CAD and GPS operations and oversees the duration of various survey projects. Scott directs the field crew’s use of state-of-the-art survey instrumentation including Robotic Total Stations, G.P.S. and Prismless Total Stations. Scott’s land surveying experience includes boundary surveys, ALTA/NSPS title insurance surveys, construction layout projects, FEMA elevation certificates, deformation/settlement monitoring surveys and existing conditions plans.

Education:

University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Survey Certificate Program

Southern New Hampshire University

Registrations:

Professional Land Surveyor, MA #46737

Affiliations:

Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE), Member

Specialized Training:

MBTA Contractor Safety Trained

OSHA 40 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certified

 

Joe has 30 years of experience in land development projects for Hancock’s private sector development clients, non-profit organizations and municipalities. He has extensive experience with complex, high density commercial and residential developments throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. At Hancock Associates, Joe is responsible for managing the 20 person engineering division, strategic planning and business development, technical quality control and assurance as well as individual project management and design.

Education:

University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Registrations:

Registered Professional Civil Engineer Massachusetts, MA #38117

Registered Professional Civil Engineer New Hampshire, NH #10270

Massachusetts Certified Soil Evaluator, MA

New Hampshire Licensed Septic Designer, NH #1706

Affiliations:

Home Builders Association of Massachusetts, Public Policy Committee Member

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Stakeholder Groups, Member

Stormwater Management

Groundwater Discharge Permit Regulation Revisions

Sewer Design Flows Revisions

 

Other:

Citizen Planner Training Collaborative, Trainer

Frequent Presenter at Engineering, Housing and Business Conferences and Seminars

Joe has 25 years of experience in land surveying. At Hancock Associates, he handles the preparation of numerous types of surveys and survey plans including boundary and Land Court surveys, construction layout, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys and topographic and existing conditions surveys. He is responsible for the coordination with clients and municipal agencies, reduction of field survey data, CAD preparation of final products as well as overseeing staff and field personnel. Joe is also responsible for research, quality control and equipment calibration and procurement.

Education:

The Cooper Union
Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering

Registrations:

Professional Land Surveyor, MA #45717

Affiliations:

Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors & Civil Engineers (MALSCE), Member

Carlos has over 24 years of land surveying experience managing various public and private sector projects including large-scale construction jobs, boundary retracement surveys, “Form  A” and definitive subdivision projects, as-built and easement plans, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, land court surveys, topographic and existing condition surveys and condominium projects. He is responsible for client contact, contracts and proposal negotiations, billing, field and office personnel supervision and project presentations to approving authorities.

Education:

University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Associate of Science, Civil Engineering

Registrations:

Professional Land Surveyor, MA #41407

Affiliations:

Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE), Board of Directors Member

 

Specialized Training:

1500-Hour Certificate in Drafting

Amtrak Contractor Safety Trained

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational H.S., Marlborough, MA

 

Andrew has been with Hancock Associates since 1997. He started in the field as a surveyor before moving inside to an administrative role at the Firm. As Associate & Operations Manager, he is responsible for all day-to-day operations and cash management.

Education:

Endicott College
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Specialized Training:

Cornell University
Human Resources Studies

Our History

1978 - Frank Hancock, PLS, PE founds Hancock Survey Associates. His first hire is Donald Desmond. Hancock offers land surveying and civil engineering services to the local area of the North Shore and Essex County.

1984 - Don Desmond purchases Hancock Survey Associates from Frank Hancock and incorporates as Hancock Survey Associates, Inc. Hancock adds wetland science as a new service.

1992 - After the economic downturn, Hancock undertakes aggressive diversification and growth plan incorporating new technology, expanding into a broader geographic service region and maturing into large, complex design and construction projects.

1994 - Hancock expands ownership to include Wayne Jalbert, PLS and Vaclav Talacko, PE as Associates.

1996 - Branch office established in Bolton, MA.
1997 - Services expand to southern New Hampshire.

1998 - Hancock acquires the assets of Carter & Towers Engineering Corp. These assets expand the company’s archives to include land surveying records dating back to 1852.

2004 - Hancock moves into newly constructed office building at 185 Centre Street, Danvers, MA. Three additional Associates join Hancock, thus formally moving forward with the long-term plan for growth and stewardship. Hancock moves Bolton, MA office to Marlborough, MA due to successful growth.

2005 - Company acquires the assets of Pembroke Land Survey Company of Salem, NH and establishes branch office in Salem, NH. These assets include surveying records for southern NH, as well as Plum Island, MA.

2006 – Hancock expands surveying services to Connecticut.
2008 – A new branch office opens in Chelmsford, MA with the acquisition of Polaris Engineering.

2009 - Hancock expands surveying services to Rhode Island. Four additional Associates join the company.

2013 - Hancock acquires the assets of both Acton Survey & Engineering, Inc. and Andrysick Land Surveying. These acquisitions include offices in Acton and Princeton, MA and expand Hancock’s geographic reach. Hancock continues stewardship plan with an additional Associate.
2015 - Hancock consolidates Acton and Chelmsford offices into the Chelmsford location.

2016 - Hancock undergoes ownership transition as Wayne Jalbert takes over as President. Don Desmond oversees financial operations and special projects as General Manager and remains a Board Member.

Gregory G. Gould, PLS, Jason A. Ellis, PLS and Brian G. Geaudreau become Associates.

2017 - A new branch office opens in Newburyport, MA allowing Hancock to offer area residents land surveying, civil engineering and wetland/coastal permitting services in addition to access to historical records for Plum Island.

Affiliations

ALTA BSCES SPLS SPS MALSCE CALS MACC CHAPA HB&RA NHLSA

Open Positions

Project and Staff Land Surveyor

Position includes research, calculations and CAD of projects including ALTA, existing conditions, subdivisions, construction layout, earthwork volumes and lot stakings for high profile commercial developments and residential projects. Projects will vary in scope, size, intricacy and location.

Qualifications: Candidates should have two years of experience in fieldwork and one year of office experience. GPS experience and SIT is a plus. Degree preferred. Experience with Civil 3D software and excellent communication and organizational skills are required.

Location(s): Chelmsford, Danvers and Marlborough, MA

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Civil Engineering Managers

Positions include project management as well as business development, client relations, proposal development, hiring and supervision of staff engineers and representation of projects in front of municipal boards.

Qualifications: Candidates must be a Registered PE in the state of Massachusetts. Additional licenses in CT, NH and ME are a plus. A minimum of 10 years of hands-on experience in the design of complex residential projects, commercial site plans, septic/sewer systems, drainage, etc. are required.

Location(s): Chelmsford, Danvers and Marlborough, MA

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Staff Civil Engineer

Position includes performing civil engineering design work based on project requirements including grading, drainage, utilities, etc. utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D, HydroCAD, etc.

Qualifications: Candidates must have strong technical and analytical skills and proficiency in ACAD and Civil 3D software. Excellent communication skills and strong work ethic required.

Location(s): Chelmsford, Danvers and Marlborough, MA

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If you’d like to be considered for a position at Hancock Associates, please send a cover letter with salary requirements along with your resume to:

Hancock Survey Associates, Inc.

185 Centre Street

Danvers, MA 01923

HR@HancockAssociates.com

F (978) 774-7816

 

If we have a position available that matches your skills and experience, we will be in touch to schedule an interview. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Hancock Survey Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.