Our experts have the experience to provide the right resource for your needs, and can help you manage your existing workload as well as the initiatives you need to take on. The key to most engagements is to ensure a team approach. As a company, our focus on teams is primary to our strategy for success. Eric Whitley, President of GridSME, has managed teams associated with critical systems for over 25 years. In his words, he has never accomplished much of anything on his own. It has all been individuals working together accomplishing much more than just the sum of their efforts.
The best use of any consultant is to plug him or her in where you need the help. If that requires leading an effort, being a team member, or allowing staff to be part of a project while the consultant manages the day to day, our focus is in delivering what you need.
Our Project Managers are capable of working within your organization and processes. We work as a team with other PM’s and your staff. From large program management to your smaller initiatives, we can help provide the focus and project expertise to deliver.
Our experts have real world experience with NERC Reliability Standards from both sides of the fence. We have worked as both regulators and the regulated. The ever-changing Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards are our bread and butter. Our NERC services include: Internal Compliance Program (ICP) development, policy/procedure development, gap analyses, risk assessments, critical asset/cyber asset identification, vulnerability assessments, secure IT system consulting, compliance training, SME coaching, registration/certification assistance, and audit preparation. Our focus is on maintaining compliance for the 364 days you are not being audited.
GridSME has and partners with a number of very seasoned IT, software development, and integration experts. Putting together practical solutions within your organization to manage operational gaps is our speciality. We can also provide IT architecture, applications development, systems integration, SCADA expertise, water/power management, and other solutions.
In addition to our consulting services, GridSME can assist with direct recruitment for full time employees, contract resources for staff augmentation, or contract to hire.
We have a large network of utility resources that allow us to help find the right job fit for your needs.
As experienced leaders in delivering solutions, our focus is always on what’s next for our industry and what is best way to help our clients prepare for and manage changes.