Macarena Diaz Egnem

Executive Consultant

Future Leader - Arbitration 2024
Future Leaders - Consulting 2023
Future Leaders - Construction 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications MSc Construction Project Management
BESc Civil Engineering
Chartered Civil Engineer, Chile
Professional Memberships AACEi, CCDP-IPMA, GPC, SCHDC, SCL, PMCOS, Chilean Association of Engineers
Industries Aerospace and Defence, Buildings, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Marine and Shipping, Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Real Estate and Tourism, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas, Europe, Middle East
Expert Highlights
  • Chartered Civil Engineer
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • Forensic delay analyst with expertise in planning and CPM programming.
  • Understanding of any project process and sequence of design and construction.
  • Has provided advice to experts for disputes of up to US$2 billion.
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English).

Macarena Diaz Egnem is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 15 years of construction industry experience. She has been appointed as an expert 13 times and has assisted the named expert on 17 occasions in delay and quantum matters.

Macarena Diaz Egnem is a leading name in the market, where she stands out for her experience handling delay and quantum analyses as well as advising on disruption and cost overruns to major construction and infrastructure projects.

WWL Consulting Experts – Construction – Quantum, Delay & Technical 2023

Macarena has been crossed-examined in litigation, arbitration and before Dispute Adjudication Boards. She also regularly provides analysis and opinion for expert reports in conjunction with named experts for buildings, infrastructure and power projects across South America, Europe, the Middle East and USA.

Macarena has worked for owners, contractors, engineering consultants, litigants and courts across development, construction and dispute resolution disciplines. Her prior engagements include a range of power projects  from hydroelectric plants, thermoelectric plants, and geothermal and nuclear power stations to wind farms, solar power plants, substations and transmission lines; roadways construction; large marine facilities; metro, rail and airport transportation; hospital, residential, office and hotel buildings;  construction of operational facilities for the mining sector; as well as a pulp mill (cellulose plant) and oil refineries.

Macarena specialises in the processes of planning and control for the whole project lifecycle. She undertakes both forensic delay and quantum analysis and advises on matters ranging from extensions of time, delay and acceleration to disruption and cost overruns.

Macarena is member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International, The Guild of Project Controls and the Society of Construction Law. She is also a member of the Sociedad Chilena del Derecho de la Construcción, the Chilean Association of Engineers and the Project Management College of Scheduling. Macarena is bilingual and supports clients in both Spanish and English.

“Macarena is an excellent arbitration expert witness” “Ms Diaz Egnem has really good credentials and a plethora of experience”

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Location: Santiago, Chile

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