Marten gained his Bachelor of Engineering qualification at UNSW in 1993 and joined Taylor Thomson Whitting as a structural engineer in the same year. After a stint in TTW’s Jakarta office he became office manager for TTW Indonesia in 1999, taking on leadership of all projects. Promoted to Director in 2006, Marten leads the Indonesian office, driving commercial success through open and collaborative relationships with clients and colleagues. He is responsible for expanding the company’s portfolio through both public and private projects, nurturing a dedicated team and maintaining the tradition of engineering excellence at TTW.
His strength is underlain by a passion for understanding the engineering background to why things work (and why they don’t), and his firm belief that cost effective design does not require compromise on the other technical and non-technical requirements of a project. With substantial experience in earthquake engineering which is essential in Indonesia, his broad portfolio of projects, large and small, is testament to his depth of knowledge and experience. It is this, and Marten’s attention to detail, willingness to innovate and collaborative disposition, that have enabled him to develop long-term relationships with key clients and colleagues both in Australia and Indonesia.