Sunday, April 10, 2011

Half Yearly Report - Proteus Consulting

Proteus Consulting is six months old this week. It has been a really good experience and future prospects look bright. While we have some nice projects to work on, more importantly, we met some fantastic people and built relationships that will yield great results ahead. Listed below is a brief overview of our company's progress since October 2010.

Proteus Consulting has six major offerings:
  • Traditional Engineering
  • Design-Build Engineering and Consulting
  • Management Consulting
  • Regulatory Compliance and Grants
  • Operations and Maintenance Consulting
  • Sustainability Frontiers
Traditional Engineering. We worked on four projects in the last six months and details on these projects can be found here. Into the future, we are looking at some very promising projects, three such projects are in the contracting phase and there are seven more on the horizon in the next six months.

Design-Build Engineering and Consulting. Over the last six months Proteus Consulting has developed very good relationships with the following contractors Filanc, Stanek Constructors Inc., TC Construction Company, Neal Electric, Meruelo Construction, Doty Brothers Construction Company, and PCL. We have reviewed few design-build projects together and proposed on one such venture. In the coming six months this service offering will develop further. Soma is also presenting at CWEA this April on Design Build Project Delivery.

Management Consulting. Proteus Consulting believes in continuous improvement and striving to achieve the most efficient and effective organization. To this effect Proteus Consulting has assembled a group of experts to help our clients achieve excellence. Our major teaming partners are DestinHausBHIConsulting, FCS Group, and TMG Communications, Inc. Proteus had one project in this arena in the last six months and other assignments are in the works.

Regulatory Compliance and Grants. Most projects in the public utility arena cannot happen without grants. Proteus Consulting has partnered with two experts who help us find the best grants for our clients and also to write applications. Proteus Consulting is also committed to help our clients achieve regulatory compliance. There is a plethora of regulations and stipulations that our clients have to deal with everyday, we are their extension of staff - we work through the cumbersome reporting requirements and help them achieve compliance. We helped the City of Oceanside with a critical issue.

Operations and Maintenance Consulting. Proteus Consulting provides this unique service to our clients where we have On-call Operations & Maintenance experts to troubleshoot issues and provide solutions - we provide an O&M SWAT Team.  We have a team of very talented and experienced professionals that can help our clients resolve issues at their facilities - be it water, wastewater, recycled water, membrane plants, etc. Proteus Consulting also creates custom O&M manuals tailored to the needs of operators, supervisors, engineers, managers, and leadership. In addition, we provide customized training program - basic system training, site specific system training, detailed system data monitoring and data interpretation training.

Sustainability Frontiers. This is the most exciting prospect for Proteus Consulting. We are interested in and very active in every aspect of sustainable solutions including but not limited to  Rainwater Harvesting, Graywater Systems, LEED Certification and Design, CleanTech, Green Solutions, and  Water-Energy Nexus.  We have several partners that we work with and this space will be something to watch for in the future.

Invited Talks. Proteus Consulting was invited to give the following talks:
There are two more talks planned in the upcoming six months. Soma is very happy to speak at public events on variety of topics related to the water and wastewater industry, sustainability, and personal/professional development. Feel free to contact us to schedule a talk on a topic that interests you.

Conference Presentations. Proteus Consulting has the following papers / presentations scheduled this year :
There are few abstracts submitted and under review for upcoming conferences. Proteus Consulting is very pleased to be able present technology papers that help define the future of the water and wastewater industry.

In The News. Proteus Consulting has been quoted in two articles in the last six months: 
Proteus Consulting has been interviewed by KPBS for a piece on water management in the San Diego area. This will be aired in the coming months as a part of their plan to start a conversation on effective water use and management of water in our desert county.

Volunteer Work. Soma Bhadra, Proteus Consulting's CEO strongly believes in giving back and helping our water and wastewater community to grow. With this is mind, she holds the following positions as volunteer.
  • Vice Chair II - CWEA Training and Certification Executive Committee
  • Vice Chair - San Diego Water For People
  • Training and Certification Chair - CWEA San Diego Section
  • Awards Committee - CWEA San Diego Section

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