Author Archives: Bill Haggerty

About Bill Haggerty

Professional Land Surveyor in NJ, PA and NY. Website Admin / officer for SAWJ. Chief of Surveys for WSP USA located in Lawrenceville NJ. specializing in Transportation related projects.

Senior Surveyor Recruiting

Job Description
Pennoni is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm founded more than five decades ago. We approach engineering challenges from a wider spectrum of angles than most, from land development to energy management. Our goal is to help communities and private sector clients alike navigate the ever-changing technological advancements available and learn how best to integrate “smart” solutions into the current landscape to make them a part of resilient and sustainable planning. Our combination of talent and experience generates unprecedented solutions for diverse and iconic projects around the globe.

Job Responsibilities
Pennoni Associates is currently looking for a Project Surveyor to perform the following, but not limited to:
• Overseeing the professional supervision and management of the survey and survey mapping projects to achieve the profitability, safety, quality, and operations of the company
• Preparation of legal descriptions, easement descriptions, and estimates of survey needs
• Conducting boundary, ALTA, and topographic surveys, primarily as support for engineering projects
• Plan preparation and construction layout
• Scheduling field crews and ensuring project deadlines are met
• Client coordination and Proposal Preparation
• Plan review and Quality Control/Quality Assurance
• Staff Mentoring

Job Requirements
Required Attributes
• Degree Required: High School Diploma or higher
Minimum years of experience: 4-7
• Computer skills required: AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite
• License not required but is preferred:
Preferred Attributes
• Good written and verbal skills
• Schedule coordination skills
• Ability to follow-up with client questions and comments

Why Work With Us?
At our core, we recognize that the unique qualities of our Pennoni individuals are essential for innovation and growth as a whole. Pennoni, an ENR Top 500 consulting engineering firm, offers many opportunities to help you build your career. We continually strive to build a great workplace where our employees trust the people they work for, enjoy the people they work with, and take pride in what they do.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dennis S. DiBlasio, PLS , PP
Vice President

515 Grove Street, Suite 1B | Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Direct: +1 (856) 656-2865 |

Design of ADA Curb Ramps!

We’ve all seen the newly constructed handicap ramps being constructed over the last few years mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (Law). Join us on Thursday September 13th for this informative discussion on what drives the design of these ramps and how many of the ramps being built today don’t meet existing requirements. Find out what existing key features are needed to be located to design new ramps and how these ramps impact right of way.

SAWJ welcomes back  Athanasios Georgiadis (Thanasi) from WSP USA Inc. (formerly Parsons Brinckerhoff) and Perry Stavridis to update us on this interesting topic. This was presented in Feb. of 2015 and was one of the top presentations of that year. Your sure to come away from this presentation with a new perspective. Looking forward to seeing you.

Carlucci’s Waterfront

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
7:00- 9PM
Cost $35

SAWJ Meeting/ Presentation Thursday July 12th – Bill Henning , Retired NGS Expert –Makes RTK and Heights with GNSS Real—

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly dinner meeting this Thursday July12th, 2018, 7PM At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ, Cost $35. Our speaker for this meeting will be Retired National Geodetic Survey expert Bill Henning. 

Practical RTK procedures and checks for today’s practitioners.
Some of the Topics that will be covered
NGS Coordinate Conversion and Transformation Tool (NCAT).
Supercedes Geocon11, NADCON 5.0
• VERTCON 3.0
• New OPUS-P format to replace Bluebooking
• New NSRS database to update NGSIDB

New geometric and geopotential datums
(NATRF2022, NAPGD2022)
• GPS ON BM Campaign
Bill will also be talking on comparing & contrasting static (OPUS, user processed) vs. real-time (RTN,RTK) vs. ppp methods for GNSS control.


Modernization of the National Spatial Reference System

The Surveyors Association Of West Jersey  is honored to welcome back  Dave Doyle (NGS retired, Editor xyHt, Presenter at GoLearn) to our chapter for a presentation on the  “Modernization of the National Spatial Reference System” .  This presentation will take place at our regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday April 12, 2018. at

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

6:30PM Cocktails

Dinner/Meeting         Cost $35


During the next several years enhancements and additions to the network of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) including: the U.S. NAVSTAR Global Positioning System, Russian GLONASS, European Union GALILEO and China’s BeiDou will significantly improve the use of space-based positioning systems for surveying, mapping, charting, navigation and innumerable other applications. In order to meet the anticipated demands for an improved geospatial framework that these developments will require, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is implementing a plan for the modernization of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). Among the various topics outlined in this plan is the adoption of an entirely new geodetic reference frame with updated geometric (horizontal) and gravimetric (vertical) realizations that will replace the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83), the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) and the several island vertical datums. The new framework will be designed such that the geometric component (latitude, longitude, ellipsoid height) will be virtually identical to and aligned with the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF), while orthometric heights will be based exclusively on a nation-wide high accuracy (1-2 cm) gravimetric geoid model. This presentation highlights the rational for these changes; the various elements that currently define the NSRS and the activities NGS is engaged in to improve the capacity of and access to the NSRS.

Dave Doyle joined the National Geodetic Survey in 1972 and held the position of Chief Geodetic Surveyor at his retirement in January, 2013. He was responsible for the development, technical design and management of plans and programs that enhance the United States National Spatial Reference System. He has provided technical assistance in geodesy to international, federal, state and local surveying, mapping and GIS agencies.
During his time at NGS his experiences included all phases of geodetic triangulation, astronomic positioning, leveling, GPS data collection, data analysis, datum transformations, network adjustments, and data publication.
Mr. Doyle’s activities also include many articles in national and local surveying publications and he has conducted hundreds of workshops and seminars detailing the numerous aspects of geodesy and the National Spatial Reference System. Editor of xyHt.



SAWJ Meeting March 8, 2018 Craig Stratton”Filing a eLOMA”

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday March 8th,  2018 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. Our speaker for this meeting will be Craig Stratton of Trenton Engineering  who will present “Filing an eLOMA to remove a structure from the Special Flood Hazard Area using the FEMA website”.







All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting

Cost $35


SAWJ Meeting February 8th 2018

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday February 8,  2018 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. Our speaker for this meeting will be Paul Tully and aided by Steffanie A. Lerch with Eagle Wealth Strategies (Certified Financial Planner and Retirement Income Certified Professionals).

Discussions may include:

1. Planning for lifetime income needs in a low interest rate world.
2. Longevity may result in a 30 year retirement-do you have the resources to fund that?
3. When to begin Social Security.
4. US stock market at an all-time high-what’s next?
5. Long term care-at home or in a nursing facility, costs and options to pay.
6. Debt in retirement.
7. How to minimize taxes and costs on retirement income
8. Beware the annuity salesperson! Too good to be true.
9. Everyone needs a financial plan for retirement. No plan is still a plan, just a bad one. Consequences of not matching your goals and your resources.


All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting

Cost $35