Martin O’Brien

Martin O’Brien


Martin’s specialty area is structural engineering and he brings a wealth of experience gained through his years overseas.

Since graduating in 1996, Martin has worked in Ireland and the United Kingdom – with almost half of his career spent practising in New Zealand.

His locally-born wife brought Martin to Marlborough and he joined Smart Alliances simply by turning up and introducing himself. “I knocked on the door two weeks after arriving here. They were welcoming – and the rest is history.”

Martin brings a collaborative approach by working with the client, architect and construction team to tailor solutions to meet the client’s needs.

Martin has a broad range of structural engineering experience across a variety of sectors, from residential and commercial, to industrial and infrastructure projects. This crosses a spectrum of project scale, from beams in residential units to earthquake assessments of multi-storey buildings.