Martin Burden, Consulting Director
"At Ramboll, you work in a safe and supportive environment. We have worldwide experts that we can call on, we’ve got the facilities and the technology."
Martin Burden, Consulting DirectorOpen positions
Design Director, High end retail and the artsT: +44 7903 682 572
I’m a design engineer, leading a team based in London. Together, we work on high-end retail and high-rise structures for leading designers across the world.
World-class experts to call on
As a designer you need to follow a rhythm to get to an end. I enjoy explaining the vision, giving direction and seeing people deliver and assist in the whole process. But what brings me the most joy is probably seeing the end-result of all our work.
At Ramboll, you get to work in a safe and supportive environment. We have worldwide experts that we can call on, we’ve got the necessary facilities and the technology.
There’s a rigor in the organisation, but there’s also a desire and passion to innovate and to be at the cutting edge of what we do – and that’s the fun bit.
Relationships that grow with you
I like to say that I’ve never said no to a project. I once agreed to doing a house extension for an architect for no fee. Now, I’ve worked with that client for 30 years.
Saying yes to a mundane little thing like that means that you develop a relationship with the client and a way of working together.
I like to think that designing a small house extension and a 50-storey building takes the same amount of care and the same amount of skill. That is why I tell my graduates not to focus so much on what the work is but to focus on what is involved in delivering the work - because that is the same process in all projects.
If you develop relationships working on the less glamorous jobs, the good projects come along.