Wayne Jalbert Explains Typical Timing for Land Surveys

November 3, 2017

Many homeowners are surprised to learn that it can take weeks or months to get project surveyed, designed and approved. Here are some typical timeframes:

Standard Projects

New Deck: 1 to 2 months

New Additions: 2 to 4 months

Special Permits: 4 months or more

Subdivisions: 6 months or more

Projects within 100’ of a Wetland:

2-3 months working with the appropriate Conservation Commission in addition to the Standard Project timeline above

Project within 200’ of a River

2-3 months working with the appropriate Conservation Commission in addition to the Standard Project timeline above

If you’re planning on doing work on your property in 2018, now is the time to contact a Professional Land Surveyor. They can complete the work during the winter months so you’ll be ready to go when the warm weather returns.

Hancock Associates Announces Addition to Administrative Department

August 28, 2017

Amy Broadbent Hired as Manager of Administrative Services

Hancock Associates, a leading local provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, proudly announces the hiring of Amy Broadbent as the firm’s Manager of Administrative Services. She will oversee all administrative support functions including contracts, client relations, accounts receivable, collections, branch offices and technology.

Amy received her education in business management from Northern Essex Community College. She has over 10 years of experience in administrative and operations management as Director of Operations at J. Butler Property Management, LLC.

Amy is the co-president of the Beverly Middle School PTO and the Chair of the YMCA of the North Shore’s member-led community service program, Togetherhood. She lives with her husband and son in Beverly, Massachusetts.

“I’m excited to improve upon Hancock’s administrative functions by sharing best practices and also find ways to harness the staff’s strengths enabling them to be even more successful and happy in their careers,” said Amy.

“We created this new position to both support our internal growth and continue Hancock’s tradition of providing exceptional and efficient service to our clients,” said Hancock Associates President Wayne C. Jalbert. “We’re thrilled to welcome Amy aboard!”

Hancock Associates Announces Addition to Management Team

August 7, 2017 Scott Jalbert

Scott R. Jalbert Assumes Position as Vice President

Hancock Associates, a leading local provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, is proud to announce that Scott R. Jalbert, P.L.S. has been promoted to the position of Vice President. He has joined the company’s management team and will continue as Senior Project Manager based in both the Chelmsford and Danvers offices. The promotion is part of a strategic plan to position the firm for the next phase of growth.

With over 20 years of experience in land surveying, Scott is responsible for the 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.

Scott holds a Certificate in Land Surveying from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts and a member of the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE). He is MBTA Contractor Safety Trained and OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certified. He lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

“I am fortunate to work with an outstanding team at Hancock Associates. Whether we are consulting on a short-term project like assisting homeowners on a new addition or on a long-term public infrastructure or commercial development, everyone is focused on exceeding client expectations,” said Scott. “I look forward to continuing that tradition every day.”

“Over Scott’s 23 years at Hancock Associates, I’ve seen him hone his research and problem-solving skills and grow into an exceptional team leader,” said Hancock Associates’ President Wayne C. Jalbert. “It’s my pleasure to have him as part of our management team and continue our mission of providing exceptional service and maintaining long-term client relationships.”

Hancock Associates Announces Addition to Land Surveying Department

July 10, 2017

Philip Pattison Hired as Senior Project Manager

Hancock Associates, a leading local provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, proudly announces the hiring of Philip Pattison as Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Land Surveying Department.

Phil has over 30 years of experience in land surveying with projects ranging from existing conditions/topography, construction, land boundary, ALTA/NSPS Land Title and highway surveys to research of public land title and utility records.

Prior to joining Hancock Associates, he was a Survey Manager, Survey Technician, Survey Technician/Party Chief and Project Engineer/Surveyor at several prominent firms.

Phil holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has completed OSHA 10-Hour Training and is a Land Surveyor in Training (#311). He lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

“I joined Hancock Associates because their reputation is unmatched in the industry,” said Phil. “I look forward to being part of their continued success by furthering land surveying best practices, making sure quality assurance goals are met and providing strong team leadership.”

“We’re excited to have Phil on the Hancock Associates team,” said Hancock Associates’ President Wayne C. Jalbert. “Our staff, clients and regulators will benefit greatly from his vast experience and acute problem solving and project management skills.”

Hancock Associates Announces Addition to Wetland Science Department

May 31, 2017

Ann McMenemy, PWS, NHCWS Hired as Senior Wetland Scientist/Ecologist

Hancock Associates, a leading local provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, proudly announces the hiring of Ann McMenemy, PWS, NHCWS as Senior Wetland Scientist/Ecologist. She provides technical and regulatory expertise/permitting strategies for ecological constraints to projects in freshwater and coastal resources, rare species habitat and upland and degraded land. She is responsible for preparing and representing permit applications, moving a project from planning through construction. Plus she mentors Hancock’s wetland scientist staff on permitting oversight and regulatory agency negotiations.

Ann has over 30 years of experience including on site selection studies, environmental impact statements, alternatives analysis, permitting strategies, negotiation of permits with regulators, mitigation design, construction oversight and post-construction compliance. She has worked on a wide range of projects such as power generation facility siting, electric transmission, natural gas pipelines, mining, hazardous waste remediation, highway/road construction, landfill closure, wastewater disposal, drinking water supply/filtration, commercial, industrial and residential development.

Ann holds a B.S. in Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Massachusetts. She is a Certified Professional Wetland Scientist (#807), New Hampshire Certified Wetland Scientist (#036) and a Registered Soil Scientist and Professional Member of the Society of Soil Scientists of Southern New England. She is also a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Massachusetts Association of Wetland Scientists and Southern Society of Soil Scientists of New England. Ann diligently served on several Conservation Commissions for over twenty years. She lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

“At Hancock Associates, I’m fortunate to work with a team of interdisciplinary practitioners in a culture that fosters collaboration and strategic planning,” said Ann. “It’s rewarding that even after 30 years in the field, I’m constantly learning something new that can help my clients and the world around me.”

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ann on numerous project teams for over 20 years,” said Hancock Associates’ President Wayne C. Jalbert. “Her skills in handling projects that combine technical ecological issues with project design, land management/conservation and land use regulations are exceptional. We’re thrilled that she has joined us and are confident that she’ll continue our mission of providing superior service to our clients.”

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