Michael Martin

Principal - Civil Engineering

Michael manages the civil engineering team and enjoys dealing with the challenges of different projects. He says that despite the education and experience “we haven’t seen it all before and each job has its specific challenges and specific solutions”.

Michael says it’s important to take time to listen to the client to understand the outcome they want to achieve. His job to identify the risks and constraints, and to identify the solutions to deliver that outcome. He particularly enjoys the early stages of these projects when effective solutions can have the greatest effects on a project.

Michael’s expertise includes earthworks, erosion and sediment control, drainage, stormwater treatment, flooding, water supply and pavements. He has worked across a wide range of sectors including commercial, industrial, residential, infrastructure, land development, the dairy industry and educational projects.

After getting his NZ Certificate of Engineering at what is now Unitec in Auckland, Michael gained his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Canterbury and spent 10 years in geotechnical engineering before moving to civil engineering more than 15 years ago.

He now manages the Babbage civil engineering team and oversees the delivery of projects and the growth of the people in his team. His aim is for excellence in delivery of the civil engineering for these projects.

Key projects include:

  • Hobsonville Buckley B Precinct, Auckland
  • Kerekin Albany Residential Subdivision, Stages 6 to 8, Auckland
  • Foodstuffs’ Pak’nSave and New World Supermarkets, Auckland and North Island
  • Mataura Valley Milk Infant Formula Plant, Gore
  • Oceania Dairy Plant, Glenavy
  • Monte Cecilia School Relocation
  • Expert Advice for Auckland Unitary Plan Hearings

Managing Principal

Civil Engineering

BE (Civil) (Hons), NZCE, CMeng, IntPE (NZ)

Specialising in

Civil engineering design and construction monitoring Contract administration Site due diligence and feasibility Resource consents and engineering approvals Expert witness


+64 9 367 4913