A monthly Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and

Civil Engineers member newsletter

April 2024

MALSCE Sustaining Members: Allen & Major Associates, Inc., Beals and Thomas, Inc.,

Bluesky Geospatial Limited, Brennan Consulting, Inc., BSC Group, Inc., Crocker Design Group,

DiPrete Engineering Associates, DGT Associates, Eastern Topographics, E.T. Engineering Enterprises, Feldman Geospatial, Field Resources, Inc., Hancock Associates, Maine Technical Source,

Merrill Engineers and Land Surveyors, Nitsch Engineering, R.J. O'Connell & Associates, Inc.,

Samiotes Consultants Inc., Spiller's, Tighe & Bond, Topcon Solutions Store, VHB, Inc.,

Waypoint Technology Group, WSP


Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Massachusetts State House

9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Register by May 1 to join other land surveyors and engineers at the Massachusetts State House for meetings with your State Representative and Senator. You'll discuss issues pertinent to your industry, and to you as an individual professional and citizen. These appointments will be scheduled for you and you'll have the opportunity to participate in advanced briefings on the issues being discussed.

Click here to learn more and register by May 1.

Save the Date!

Spring MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting & Dinner Joint Central and Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

5:30 - 6:30 PM Registration, 6:30 - 7:30 PM Dinner

7:30 - 9:00 PM Feature Presentation & MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting

Stay tuned to future broadcast emails for more details and registration information


MALSCE Welcomes New Members

Members of the MALSCE Board of Directors are pleased to welcome the following new members who have joined MALSCE during the last six months:

Associate Members

Brendan Briggs, Chappell Engineering Associates LLC

Preston Brown, Millenium Engineering

Earl Chartier III, Bracken Engineering

Richard Cheverie, Merrill Engineers & Land Surveyors

Gordon Clark, Clark Engineering LLC

Marc Corriveau, PLACES Associates, Inc.

Jason Croteau, BSC Group

Kevin DeSimone, Merrill Engineers & Land Surveyors

Kevin Gallant, Collins Engineers, Inc.

Benjamin Hansberry, Dillis & Roy

Nicholas Leing, Grady Consulting

Gregor McGregor, McGregor Legere & Stevens PC

Brian Milisci, Town of Sudbury

Daniel Muller, Chappell Engineering Associates LLC

Dannielle O'Buckley

Orkhan Rza, WSP

Paul Seaburg, Grady Consulting

Ian Severance, Beals and Thomas, Inc.

Dane Sherman, Feldman Geospatial

Daniel Thissell, Merrill Engineers & Land Surveyors

Matthew Tirocchi, Hancock Associates, Inc.

Michael Volpe. CHESS Engineering LLC

Nicholas Wazan, VHB

Registered Members

Jeffrey S. Hofmann, Hancock Associates, Inc.

Student Member

Thomas Burke, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Sustaining Members

Merrill Engineers and Land Surveyors

MALSCE Leaders Thank 2024 MALSCE Convention Attendees who Participated in the Post-Convention Survey


Members of the MALSCE Board of Directors and 2024 Convention Planning Committee thank 2024 MALSCE Convention attendees who took the time to complete the online post-convention survey questionnaire. The survey response rate was higher than normal and respondents provided valuable ratings and comments. Their feedback was mostly positive with more than two-thirds of the respondents agreeing that they found the convention to be enjoyable and informative.

A planning committee is already being formed for the 2025 MALSCE Convention, which is being hosted by the MALSCE Eastern Massachusetts Chapter. 2024 Convention attendee feedback is being shared with members of this group who will take it into consideration when organizing next year's program.

MALSCE Government Affairs Update April 2024


Click here for government affairs activities and news for MALSCE members. Register to attend Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House on May 30, 2024! Learn about relevant legislation and regulations and recent Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors discussions.

Join the MALSCE Public Awareness Committee


The recently reconstructed MALSCE Public Awareness Committee is charged with promoting the general recognition and acceptance of the practice of land surveying and survey engineering and stimulating a greater interest in public perceptions affecting the profession. Committee chair David Prince, PLS, from WSP, has been holding regular meetings and member of the committee have made several visits to promote a career in land surveying to secondary school students.


To see a full committee description, click here. If you would like to volunteer to serve on the committee, email David Prince at

Job Board

Multiple Positions - Hancock Associates

Hancock Associates has been a leader in the land development industry since 1978 and is growing. Our Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Wetland Science experts provide services in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island through offices located in Boston, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, MA and Concord, NH. Positions we are hiring for include Professional Land Surveyors & Professional Engineers, Project & Staff Land Surveyors, Project & Staff Civil Engineers, Senior Level Project Managers, Field Crew Chiefs, Instrument Operators and Wetland Scientists.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Survey Technician - Berkshire Design Group

Berkshire Design Group is seeking an experienced survey technician to join our team in Northampton, Massachusetts. You will perform both field and office land surveying work on a wide range of residential, commercial and infrastructure projects.

Our ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in land surveying, which must include drafting and production of survey plans.

This is a year-round position that will include all aspects of survey work, including the following: drafting, deed research; utility research; conventional and GPS data processing; and data analysis. Outdoor work in all seasons may be required, including surveying in rugged terrain and wooded areas. 

Click here to learn more and apply.

Looking to promote a job to MALSCE members? Click here to learn more about posting on the MALSCE job board.

Surveying Education Opportunities

Look to MALSCE News and the MALSCE website for information on available surveying education opportunities. UMaine has several different surveying degree and certificate programs available online, click here to learn more. Franklin Cummings Tech (formerly Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology) is now offering professional land surveying courses for those currently working in surveying. Other universities with online surveying and geomatics programs options include Ferris State University and Oregon Institute of Technology.


Check Out "Surveyor Says" NSPS' Podcast


Want to hear from the movers and shakers of the surveying profession? Each week, NSPS brings you conversations with the trendsetters and difference-makers that are helping to shape the world of surveying. Your host, NSPS Executive Director Tim Burch, sits down with various personalities to discuss all things surveying, all bundled in a 30-minute conversation.

Click here to listen to recent podcast episodes.

Become a Certified Survey Technician


No matter what the future holds, prepare to meet challenges head on. Future-proof your resume by becoming a Certified Survey Technician (CST). This unique four-level certification program indicates official recognition by NSPS that a person can perform surveying tasks at a specific technical level. Show what you can do! Decide between the field or office track. Click here for more information.

Check Out NSPS' Redesigned Beasurveyor Website

Developed through a collaborative effort between NSPS and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), the redesigned now includes more outreach resources to engage young people and teach about surveying.

Affiliate Association Events

TECET Linowes Leadership Lecture

The Power of Coaching:

Developing Your Firm's Future Leaders

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Conference Center at Waltham Woods, 860 Winter Street Waltham, MA 02451

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Attend the 2024 TECET Linowes Leadership Lecture to hear Dan Guglielmo, CEO of MindfulCEO, and discover a highly distinctive coaching strategy for you to successfully weave into guiding your firm's present executives and developing your firm's up-and-coming leaders.

Click here to learn more and register.

Annual TECET Golf Tournament

Monday, June 10, 2024

Marlborough Country Club, 200 Concord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752

9:00 AM Registration, 10:00 AM Shotgun Start

There aren't many spots left for the annual TECET Golf Tournament, register your foursome today!

Click here to learn more and register.

MALSCE News is a monthly publication of the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers. This newsletter highlights the program and activities of MALSCE and reports on national and local matters of interest to land surveyors and civil engineers. While we cannot promise to print all news items that we receive, if you have one to share with your fellow MALSCE members please forward it to Rich Keenan at
Questions or comments?
Michelle Monette, MALSCE,  One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108, 
P: 617/227-5551 | F: 617/227-6783,