Martin spent 9 years in national defense that included short periods of work with prestigious companies like Martin Marietta Aerospace Baltimore Maryland, General Dynamics in Pomona California, and Plessey Systems in Titchfield England.

Martin spent 25 years in BC Hydro as an electrician in Substations with time as a journeyman, Sub-foreman, and Foreman. He moved into management in the substations group within Transmission and Distribution. He managed crews as a frontline manager and eventually became an Area Manager and Senior Manager.

He participated in the Safety by Design team, maintenance standards committee, project lead for the work observation tool for safety used by field managers, and spent time working with a leadership and management training company.