Join the Hancock Associates Team!

Hancock Associates was founded in 1978 and one of the keys to our success is our investment in an exceptional staff. If you’re looking for a career with a firm that has a friendly and supportive work environment, generous benefits and a clear path to career advancement, look to Hancock. Whether you join our offices in Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer, Princeton, MA or Concord, NH, you’ll enjoy working with great people and state-of-the-art technology on a variety of challenging and interesting projects.


We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Accounting Manager

DESCRIPTION: We are looking to hire an Accounting Manager directly reporting to the president. The selected candidate will be the go-to person for accounting operations and business finances. This candidate will have experience as an accountant in engineering, architecture or construction industry, preferably in a senior role. Candidate will be responsible for providing timely and accurate financial reporting to the executive team and managing a department of 7-10 employees.

The candidate should be analytical, detail-oriented, honest and possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills as well as have a strong understanding of accounting and management principles, financial legislation and taxation. The candidate should have keen problem-solving and listening skills. This candidate must have the ability to work independently.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage all aspects of financial reporting, accounting, etc., including but not limited to Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, GL, invoicing, investment accounts and banking; oversee and review quarterly, monthly and annual internal reports and updates; assist Project Managers with monthly invoicing and collections; assist management with important financial decisions and the budgeting process; work closely with the HR manager to process payroll, 401(k) and review benefits activity; preparation and review of annual financial statements; streamline and maintain consistent accounting policies, practices and procedures across all programs while adhering to accepted accounting standards; manage, train, hire and motivate accounting staff and other employees on financial procedures in a way that creates an environment of trust and productivity; effectively manage external relationships with our CPA, banking and financial institutions and MassDOT.

DUTIES: Managing small team; processing accounting transactions with accuracy across multiple cost centers; the month-end close process, account reconciliations and key metric reporting; preparation of the monthly financial reporting package; analyzing GL account activity and account reconciliations; providing detailed analysis and explanations for all transactions; maintaining and updating department processes and procedures; assist with other projects as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or equivalent; 12+ years practical accounting experience, including experience with job cost accounting; 5 years in a management and supervisory role; 5 years of experience in design firms such as engineering, architecture, construction or similar a plus; CPA and/or MBA a plus; Experience with Ajera (Deltek software) a plus; Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel (including VLookups, Pivot Tables, etc.); Must be comfortable working in the office full-time

LOCATION(S): Danvers, MA

Senior Project Manager, Engineering

DESCRIPTION: Position includes engineering operations management, 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): Marlborough and Palmer, MA

Staff Civil Engineer

DESCRIPTION: Position includes performing civil engineering design work based on project requirements including grading, drainage, utilities, etc. utilizing Autodesk, AutoCAD and Civil 3D, HydroCAD, etc. Chance to work on exciting land development projects throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have 2-5 years of experience, strong technical and analytical skills and proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D software. Excellent communication skills and strong work ethic is required.

LOCATION(S): Boston and Palmer, MA

Entry Level Civil Engineer

DESCRIPTION: 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 a BS in Civil Engineering. Intern experience demonstrating strong technical and analytical skills and work with AutoCAD and Civil 3D software if preferred. Excellent communication skills and strong work ethic is required.

LOCATION(S): Boston, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough and Palmer, MA

Engineering Coordinator

DESCRIPTION: The Engineering Coordinator position provides administrative and communications support to members of the Engineering Department. This includes managing the flow of information with managers, clients, municipalities, counties, state agencies, contractors and the planning and scheduling of departmental activities. This role will collaborate with all teams based on project requirements. Responsibilities include utilizing available technology such as phone and email to communicate property needs, assigning and tracking all project deliverables and submissions using software including MS Teams, MS Office and other Hancock Systems, data entry for Engineering departmental information, supporting scheduling, work assignment and coordination, collaborating with all departments regarding work requests effecting guest-related items and maintenance needs and any other job duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and prior experience with computers and data entry, must be flexible regarding scheduling based on business demands and have strong oral and written communication skills.

LOCATION(S): Danvers, MA and travel to other offices as needed

Professional Land Surveyor

DESCRIPTION: Position is project management including client relations, estimating, contracts, invoicing and public presentations for land surveying projects consisting of ALTA, existing conditions, topography, subdivisions, condominiums, construction layout, settlement and groundwater monitoring, GPS, Land Court, MassDOT and FEMA. Projects consist of high-profile commercial and residential developments/infrastructure as well as lot surveys, plot plans and septic systems. Candidate will oversee office and field staff and work closely with other departments on survey aspects of multi-disciplined projects. This position requires excellent communication skills as well as business development experience and candidates must be career-driven team players.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have 5+ years of experience in the above aspects of land surveying and be licensed in Massachusetts (additional licensure a plus). This position involves hands-on experience with Autodesk Civil 3D and RTK GPS procedures.

LOCATION(S): Boston, Marlborough, Palmer and Princeton, MA

Project and Staff Land Surveyor

DESCRIPTION: Position includes research, calculations and Autodesk Civil 3D drafting 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. Experience working within the City of Boston a plus for the Boston position.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have 2 years of experience in fieldwork and 1 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): Boston, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Palmer and Princeton, MA

Land Surveying Field Crew Chief

DESCRIPTION: Candidates must have experience conducting surveys including ALTA, existing conditions, Land Court, GPS, subdivisions, construction layout, settlement monitoring, lot stakings, etc. for projects including high profile developments, commercial, residential, infrastructure as well as lot surveys, plot plans and septic systems.  Experience conducting boundary surveys and doing construction layout within the City of Boston a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a minimum of five years’ experience in fieldwork with at least one year as a Field Crew Chief. Experience with total stations, electronic data collectors and GPS equipment required. SIT Certification a plus. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.

LOCATION(S): Boston, Chelmsford, Marlborough and Princeton, MA

Land Surveying Instrument Operator

DESCRIPTION: Candidates must be fluent in operation of surveying equipment and comfortable in outdoor and construction environments.  Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.  Must have a desire to learn new skills and work in a team environment.  Entry level candidates also acceptable with coursework/degree in Civil Engineering and/or Land Surveying.

QUALIFICATIONS: Two years’ experience with total stations, electronic data collectors and GPS equipment and/or degree in surveying or related field such as civil engineering preferred.

LOCATION(S): Boston and Marlborough, MA

Senior Wetland Scientist

DESCRIPTION: As a Senior Wetland Scientist, you’ll lead wetland and environmental projects as Project Manager, interface with clients, land surveyors, civil engineers and project teams and present to municipal boards, conservation commissions and the Massachusetts D.E.P. The position includes preparing and submitting inland and coastal permits, creating estimates and proposals for clients, analyzing site plan designs, inspecting construction activities for compliance, ensuring as-built completion and preparing applications with narratives/exhibits for Notice of Intent, ANRAD and Certificate of Compliance. Responsibilities also include conducting environmental monitoring, NPDES, SWPPP and acting as Owner’s Rep. The role involves 25% field work, 60% office work and 15% Conservation Commission meeting presentations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science in Wetland Science, Ecology, Biology of related field plus 12+ years’ experience and a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) license. Army Corp of Engineers Wetland Delineation Certificate and membership in the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions is preferred and New Hampshire Wetland Scientist certification is a plus. Candidates must also have knowledge of local, state and federal wetland and protected species regulations and experience in field delineation and documentation, preparation of Notices of Intent, ANRAD, Chapter 91 and Certificate of Compliance documents for inland and coastal projects as well as superior communication and time management skills. The ability to utilize ArcGIS software and other related software is a plus.

LOCATION(S): Danvers, MA

Hancock Associates is accepting resumes for future positions as well as for the positions listed above. Our continual growth and wide geographic range can generate the need to fill positions at a moment’s notice so we encourage you to submit your resume today!

Send a cover letter with the type of position that interests you and salary requirements along with your resume to:

Hancock Survey Associates, Inc.
185 Centre Street Danvers, MA 01923
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!


Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of Hancock Associates to provide equal employment opportunities by recruiting, hiring, training and promoting applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity/expression, disability, handicap, military obligations, veteran status or any other category protected by law. Unlawful discrimination of any type, including retaliation against an individual filing a charge or making a complaint of discrimination, is not tolerated.

Valuing and Managing Diversity
Hancock Associates believes that workforce diversity is essential to the Company’s growth and long-term success. By valuing and managing differences at work, Hancock Associates can maximize the skills, knowledge and abilities of all employees while increasing employee and customer satisfaction. By recognizing and celebrating each employee’s unique contribution toward meeting the Company’s objectives, Hancock Associates will achieve superior individual and group performance.



Great mentors and supportive environment

Young Professionals Group

Summer outing, golf tournaments and holiday party

Holiday contests

Casual Fridays and summer hours

Gifts for years of service

Company clothing


Fitness challenges

On-premise flu shots

Health club reimbursement (via HMO)

Safety clothing

Personal protective equipment


Membership dues for professional organizations

Continuing education reimbursement

Engineer-in-Training (EIT) and Surveyor-in-Training (SIT) reward program

Professional license reimbursement (PE, PLS, PWS, SE)

OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training

Lunch & Learn sessions

Student Loan Assistance


Medical insurance

Dental insurance

Flexible Benefit Plan (Section 125 Plan)

Optional accident, cancer, and critical care coverage

Supplemental life insurance

Supplemental dental plan

Short-term and long-term disability insurance

Pet Insurance

Pet insurance


Commensurate with experience


Employer contribution for qualified employees



Vacation time commensurate with experience

Earned time off/sick time

Paid holidays

Jury Duty leave

Bereavement leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)


All Hancock offices have available parking


Greg Gould
“Hancock offers a clear path to career advancement. I started as a young land surveyor. Today, I’m a VP and part of the ownership team.”
Gregory G. Gould, PLS Associate & Project Manager 145 Front Street at City Square in Worcester, MA


"I was looking to grow my career into management and found a clear path at Hancock. I’m proud to be one of the firm’s Regional Office Managers and Senior Project Manager in Boston."
Anthony Donato, PE LEED AP East Pier in Revere, MA


Deb Colbert
“Because of their phenomenal reputation in New England and support of women who build.”
Deb Colbert, PE Senior Project Manager St. John’s Prep in Danvers, MA


Jason EIlis
"Because I work on exciting projects with great clients and have a quick drive to work."
Jason Ellis, PLS Project Manager Waterfront Square in Revere, MA


Katie Cruz
“Because of our interesting and successful multi-family projects from Central Massachusetts to Greater Boston and the North Shore.”
Katherine Cruz, PE Project Manager 500 Ocean Avenue in Revere, MA