Edward Martinez, BSCE ’84
Edward Martinez, P.E., is president and founder of Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants, LLC. He is originally from Las Vegas, New Mexico where he was raised. He graduated with a bachelor of science (CE ‘84) as well as continued graduate studies in civil engineering from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico where he currently resides.
His driving purpose for starting Zia was to provide specialty technical consulting services for industry and local, state and federal government clients. He has more than 25 years of experience in providing engineering and environmental services throughout the United States working with several national engineering consulting firms prior to starting Zia. Since starting Zia, Martinez has grown the company from one person in March 2000 to more than 120 people today with multiple offices in eight states. Among Zia’s current client base are national industrial manufacturing operations, energy companies, national retail and commercial chains, national and regional development companies and myriad school districts and local, county and state government agencies. In addition, Martinez has guided Zia in pursuit of federal contracts with approximately one-half of Zia’s current revenues coming from multiple multi-million dollar federal contracts and individual tasks with numerous federal agencies across the U.S.
Martinez has served as program manager and technical lead on many of Zia’s larger contracting efforts. In addition to day-to-day guidance of the firm, he also continues to provide management and QA/QC support for Zia’s clients as well as to provide mentorship to Zia staff whenever possible.