Civil Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Espírito Santo, Mr. Magalhães is a career employee in the port since 2010. He worked in the engineering sector and Environment Manager. Mr. Magalhães was appointed Director of infrastructure and Operations of the Vitoria Port and took up his duties on 29th February 2016. He participated in major projects of Victoria Port, as the expansion of the commercial berth, dredging of access channel to the port, as well as designing the hiring of the first Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS) of Brazilian public ports and automation of land access systems to Vitoria Port. He also worked in environmental compliance of Vitoria Port, implementing environmental emergency response plan and increasing of social communication programs and popular participation. He also has started the environmental monitoring program oh Santa Maria River and has focused efforts in completion of works of Berth 207 and improvement of Port operational efficiency. He also have worked actively in expansion of Barra do Riacho Port to receive 400 meters long and 16 meters draft ships, the port project with better payback to investors in Brazil.
This study presents the positive experience of social participation insertion from the implementation of a direct communication channel between community and Companhia Docas do Espírito Santo - CODESA in decisions concerning the expansion works of Dolfins do Atalaia – Berço 207 (Dolfins Watchtower - Berth 207), in Vila Velha City, state of Espírito Santo. This article reinforces the evolution of Brazilian environmental legislation as a relevant issue in the social participation in the reality of enterprises. From the application of a quantitative and qualitative questionnaire to Works Monitoring Commission, hereinafter referred to as WMC, it has been proved the importance of dialogue and the contribution of improvements and progress in general.