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:

Civil Engineering Manager

DESCRIPTION: Position includes 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, MA

Staff 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 2-5 years of experience, strong technical and analytical skills and proficiency in ACAD and Civil 3D software. Excellent communication skills and strong work ethic is required.

LOCATION(S): Danvers, Marlborough 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 ACAD and Civil 3D software is preferred. Excellent communication skills and strong work ethic is required.


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 AutoCad Civil 3D and RTK GPS procedures.

LOCATION(S): Chelmsford and Marlborough, MA

Project and Staff Land Surveyor

DESCRIPTION: 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. 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, Palmer and Marlborough, MA

Survey 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 and Marlborough, MA

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 all 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

Accounts Receivable Manager

DESCRIPTION: The Accounts Receivable Manager oversees a staff of five, while also responsible for overseeing the accurate and efficient billing and collecting of payments from customers, in coordination with our Project Managers. This position reports to the Accounting Manager.

Position includes supervision of daily billing and collections activities, offering ongoing leadership and guidance. Provide timely problem resolution, provide feedback on performance, prepare annual performance reviews of direct reports and address performance-related concerns as necessary. Oversee the billing process and review for errors or adjustments as needed. Process customer refund request and submit to AP. Support and work with the Project Accountants and Billing Coordinators on any collections issues. Coordinate small claims filings. Coordinate collection lawsuits with legal team. Process AR write-offs. Generate monthly reporting and goals for billing and AR for Project Managers and upper management.

Support/assist with internal and external audits. Support management in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Develop and deliver ongoing quarterly Project Manager training. Communicate and collaborate with other internal departments in support of department tasks, goals and initiatives. Work to build and maintain relationships with Project Managers and other admin staff in the organization. Set and meet collection goals as decided by the Accounting Manager and Ownership. Oversee the delegation of tasks, training, staff development and internal support functions. Coordinate new hire training and transitioning of duties within. Support Accounting Manager with cash flow, budgeting and ME/YE activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have excellent time management and organizational skills. The ability to work well in both a team environment and independently. Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail. Strong Excel skills. This individual applies their knowledge and experience to demonstrate their ability to appropriately utilize independent thought and decision-making. The AR Manager provides appropriate mentorship, guidance, training and escalation of issues.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or equivalent. 5-7 years’ experience with AR/billing/collections and 2+ years experience managing staff.  Exposure to job costing and project accounting. Experience using Deltek Ajera a plus. Experience within the engineering/survey/architecture industry 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!

Hancock Survey Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Great mentors and supportive environment

Young Professionals Group

Summer outing, golf tournament 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


License/design continuing education reimbursement

FE/SE (EIT, SIT) reward program

Lunch & Learn sessions

Professional license renewal fee reimbursement (PE, PLS, PWS)

OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training


Medical insurance

Dental insurance

Flexible Benefit Plan (Section 125 Plan)

Optional accident, hospital, critical illness and cancer coverage

Life and accident insurance

Short-term and long-term disability 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


All Hancock offices have available parking


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Gregory G. Gould, PLS Associate & Project Manager 145 Front Street at City Square in Worcester, MA


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