About the role:
Dodge Data & Analytics is searching for an Economist who will be a highly effective contributing member of the Dodge Data & Analytics Forecasting team. The Economist analyzes and forecasts construction activity and disseminates this information (via written reports, e-newsletters, presentations, etc.) to help Dodge clients make important business decisions that will impact their bottom lines.
What you’ll do:
- Analyze, forecast, and write about construction market trends for Dodge’s quarterly forecast products.
- Run econometric models to forecast construction starts and contribute to model development.
- Specialize in selected construction sectors. Conduct research, create forecasts and write about these sectors with emphasis on informed conclusions about what is driving the market and where the market is headed.
- Identify large projects still in the Dodge planning pipeline to enhance forecast model results.
- Interact with clients, Dodge sales representatives, and the media to discuss Dodge construction data, forecasts, as well as their use and interpretation.
- Provide construction outlook presentations to clients and industry associations.
- Track historical data and forecast performance over time to enhance forecast accuracy and data quality.
What you’ll bring:
- Strong experience and expertise in econometric modeling and forecasting using E-Views (or similar econometric forecasting software).
- Solid analytical skills to identify and explain underlying trends in construction markets.
- Exceptional communication and writing skills to translate complex economic relationships into readable prose.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with clients and colleagues.
- Hands-on experience with desktop software programs such as Word, Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, as well as an ability to learn proprietary database manipulation programs.
- Relevant experience of at least 1 to 3 years. The ideal candidate will come from macroeconomic provider companies such as Moody’s Analytics, IHS Markit, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree in Economics is required and a Master's degree is a definite plus.
Dodge Data & Analytics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. EOE/AA. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.