Since 1992, Michael Perrault, PE has been the Principal of P.M.P. Associates, LLC Civil Engineering & Land Planning Consultants. He served as President of the Southeast Chapter of MSPE in the late 1970s and currently serves as an MSPE Director. Michael is also a Life Member in the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has answered the questions below, so we may know him better. Thank you, Mike, for your membership and contributions to MSPE and the engineering profession.
Q: Why did you join MSPE?
A: I joined MSPE in the late 1970s at the suggestion of a Professional Electrical Engineer friend. The Southeast Chapter members were fellow practicing professional engineers with various backgrounds. Membership in the Society provided both a social as well as a technical network.
Q: What are your goals as an engineer?
A: I set my initial engineering goal, which was to obtain my professional registration. That goal was achieved in the late 1970s. Technology at that time was advancing at a rapid pace and my career / professional goal was to continue to learn new technologies and how they can be applied in my civil engineering profession. In conjunction with the technology, my overall goal was to open my own engineering consulting firm, which I did in 1992, and it has been in operation since then. That allowed me the opportunity to mentor over 10 Northeastern University Co-op students.
Q: Please describe a project that you’re involved with.
A: I am involved with so many civil engineering related projects. One of the more interesting projects was the design of an outdoor Kart racing facility in East Bridgewater. The advanced Karts can travel up to 95 mph.
Q: How did you get involved with this project?
A: I got involved with the Kart track as a result of the initial design and permitting of the front portion of the property which included a mini-golf, batting cages and slick go-cart track.
Mike’s Educational Background and Career Experience:
Northeastern University; Masters Degree Program courses
Tufts University, 1973 | B.S. Civil Engineering
Edison Junior College, 1971 | A.S. Engineering
Mike is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts as well as Maryland, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia.
P.M.P. Associates, LLC | 1992-Present
Position: Managing Principal – Responsible for the daily operation of a southern New England regional Civil Engineering & Land Development / Planning firm. To learn about the extensive range of civil engineering and land planning provided by Mike’s firm under his direct supervision, visit the P.M.P. Associates, LLC website, www.pmpassoc.com
Commonwealth Engineers & Consultants, Inc. (Providence, RI) | 1987-1992
Position: Managing Principal
Shooshanian Engineering Associates, Inc. | 1981-1986
Position: Manager of Civil Engineering Department
Tibbetts Engineering Corporation | 1978-1981
Position: Project Engineer – Civil Engineer
Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation | 1973-1978
Position: Project Support Engineer