Martin is a qualified chartered architectural technologist (MCIAT) having become a full member of CIAT in 2013. He completed an MSc in commercial building surveying at Liverpool John Moores University in 2005, having previously graduated with a BA honours degree at Keele University. Since joining the local authority in 2007 he has gained experience as contract administrator and project manager on both traditional JCT and NEC contract types respectively. Additionally, as part of Premises Services' multi-disciplinary surveying team, he is involved with facilitating planned and reactive maintenance works.

Martin is an ‘Autodesk-accredited professional’ recognising his abilities in building information modelling, and also holds a Prince2 practitioner qualification in project management.

Martin was promoted to Senior Building Surveyor in March 2018.