Martin Ellwood joins HNTB as senior project director

Brings over 27 years of experience in rail design and project management

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 4, 2023) – Martin Ellwood, PE, PMP, has joined HNTB Corporation as senior project director. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office and will focus on supporting the firm’s rail infrastructure projects in the West Division.

“We are excited that Martin has joined our Los Angeles office and that he’ll enhance our strong rail and transit team,” said Yoga Chandran, PE, GE, HNTB Los Angeles office leader and senior vice president. “He brings strong delivery expertise in both rail and high-speed rail projects.”

Ellwood has over 27 years of experience in multiple facets of rail infrastructure, encompassing rail systems, tunnels and subterranean structures. He has overseen design teams within diverse project delivery paradigms and has worked on projects around the globe. Most recently, he served as the engineering manager for all three sections of the design-build project for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Westside Purple Line Extension Project.

“Martin is an exceptional leader with a forward-thinking approach, and we welcome him to our team,” said Michelle Dippel, HNTB West Region president. “His track record of cultivating collaboration with clients and stakeholders to ensure attainment of their objectives and standards will benefit both current and future client projects.”

Ellwood received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in civil and structural engineering from the University of Bath (United Kingdom). He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California.