Construction Planning Researcher

Construction Planning Researcher-Private

Position Summary

The Construction Planning Researcher-Private builds and maintains construction community relationships within a defined and dedicated geography. The daily responsibilities include researching, assessing, acquiring, verifying, and inputting private, planning stage construction project information into DCNs proprietary database. Securing planning stage project data via phone or e-mail with owners, architects, and agencies is key to being successful in the role. Accurate and timely data entry is also mission critical.

This position reports directly to the Data Acquisition Manager.


For this position, the work location is remote, and an IL resident is preferred.

Core Responsibilities

Build and maintain relationships with construction industry professionals such as architects, owners, contractors, etc.
Successfully communicate by email, phone and face to face meetings to secure planning stage construction project data
Identify accurate planning stage construction project information and enter it into DCN’s Dodge Reports database for daily publication.
Research digital sites to identify and capture construction related information
Meet daily production requirements of new project data and updates to data already in the database
Achieve defined goals in accuracy levels, completeness, and timeliness of data entry
Follow competitive efforts and news; competitive research
An organized home office set up away from distraction is vital for success
Handle Customer Care Inquiries

Strong (oral and written) communication skills
Excellent research and time management skills to gather and process a large volume of construction related data for publication
Computer proficiency: Email, Microsoft word, Excel required
Tableau a plus
Proven track record of working effectively in an independent, remote environment is required
Positive, professional demeanor
Ability to work well under pressure and collaborate effectively with others in order to meet deadlines
Effective problem solving and troubleshooting abilities in a fast-paced environment
Independent, disciplined work success is essential for this remote role

College degree or equivalent experience required
Construction industry experience a plus
Outbound call experience preferred