Marc Orman joins Amec Foster Wheeler as one of our Geotechnical Engineering Senior Technical Experts. We look forward to his leadership on some of our most challenging slope stability, tailings and heap leach engineering projects.
Marc has worked on mining projects located in some of the wettest, seismically active, steepest terrain, and most difficult soil and rock conditions in the world. Types of projects have included pit slopes, flat and valley fill heap leach pads, tailings impoundments, underground support, and waste dumps with services ranging from field investigations, testing management, analyses, design, permitting, closure, reclamation, CQC/CQA, construction support and expert witness. Marc has Bachelor’s degrees in geophysics and civil engineering and a Master’s degree in geotechnical engineering with a mining emphasis. Marc has a thorough understanding of rock and soil mechanics as related to slope stability and reliability, seepage and deformation. Marc has been adding value to mining projects for more than thirty years. Where some see only problems, Marc has consistently found innovative and creative solutions that resulted in savings for his customers. With his understanding of geology, civil engineering and construction, Marc has a keen understanding of the possibilities to optimize a project to save costs and provide efficient and safe designs, that are environmentally sound and meet project goals. His experience includes projects located throughout North, Central and South America, Asia, Bulgaria, Siberia and West Africa.