Interview: Panama Canal’s deputy administrator Ilya Espino de Marotta

Armed with degrees in both Marine Engineering and Engineering Economics as well as 35 years – and counting – of experience at the Panama Canal Authority, Ilya Espino de Marotta has blasted through the glass ceiling wearing a pink hard hat. Amongst the diverse roles she has under her belt, ranging from Marine Engineer in the shipyard to Vice President for Transit Business, Ilya has notably led the Canal’s expansion as head engineer and now oversees operations from the second highest position at the authority.

Can a project checklist lead to successful dredging management?

A recurring situation observed during the course of a project: the same issues which arise are experienced differently by different parties. A commission was founded to determine the reason and if possible, propose a solution.

Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure
Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

The book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component to project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors.

Project Management
Project Management

Management of a dredging project requires a systematic, well thought out plan from the initiation of the project through construction and maintenance.

Video webinar Cross Culture Work: Practices of Collaboration in the Panama Canal Expansion Program
Culture in Project Management (on demand)

This webinar offers insight into the ‘people’ side of project management.