Start Reporter

Dodge Data and Analytics

Position Summary

The Start Reporter will gather and create new listings on Construction Start activity for inclusion into IRIS for use by various Dodge products and services. Responsible for efficient and effective process of collecting information. This person will obtain and issue information from territorial sources including Public Agencies, Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Private Owners, and Online sites providing construction updates.

This position reports directly to the Data Content Acquisition Manager.


For this position, remote candidates in the US will be considered.

Core Responsibilities

  • Contact Architects, Engineers, and Public Agencies to add details to reports
  • Process Permits in a timely manner
  • Create Version 1 Start reports and update all project stages reports as necessary
  • Cover specific territory and responsible for delayed entries in this area
  • Update projects into Start stage in a timely manner
  • Cover a specific territory and is responsible for the bid accuracy in this area
  • Maintain Task Manager to ensure project updates in a timely manner
  • Provide consistent update coverage of DRUS within assigned territory
  • Effectively dealing with source providing construction information
  • Conduct online research of Owners, Architects, Newspapers, and other similar online sites. This also includes phone calls, emails, and online communications
  • Contact Sources to verify online information accuracy
  • Ensure accurate entry of data into our web-based application
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to gather complete, current, and accurate construction Start data

Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated familiarity of construction industry terminology and methodology preferred.
  • Great telephone skills
  • Computer proficiency with basic skills on software programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage work time and workflow effectively
  • Ability to conduct online research work
  • Strong attention to detail following assigned processes to ensure quick data accuracy and completeness
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work well under pressure where production and productivity matter
  • Must understand vague and implicit instructions, and react favorably in all work situations
  • Must be approachable and responsive to a variety of people and issues
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

About Dodge Construction Network

Dodge Construction Network (DCN) leverages an unmatched offering of data, analytics, and industry-spanning relationships to generate the most powerful source of information, knowledge, insights, and connections in the commercial construction industry. The company powers four longstanding and trusted industry solutions—Dodge Data & Analytics, The Blue Book Network, Sweets, and IMS—to connect the dots across the entire commercial construction ecosystem. Together, these solutions provide clear and actionable opportunities for both small teams and enterprise firms. Purpose-built to streamline the complicated, Dodge Construction Network ensures that construction professionals have the information they need to build successful businesses and thriving communities. With over a century of industry experience, Dodge Construction Network is the catalyst for modern commercial construction.

Connections are at the heart of our vision and mission. Dodge Construction Network (DCN) connects the people who build the constructed world. Our mission is to collect, organize and share information about commercial construction projects, people, products, and firms so that they can find and connect with each other, enabling their success and growth.


Dodge Construction Network (DCN) provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in different geographic areas we are licensed to operate our business from. Actual compensation is determined by several factors including, but not limited to, level of professional, educational experience, skills, and specific candidate location. In addition, this role may be eligible for a market competitive bonus upon accepted offer.

Salary Range: $35,000 to $45,000

For this role, we are only considering candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States and who do not now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status.

Dodge Construction Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.