Construction Materials Research Analyst

Location: MSB - Los Angeles, CA (downtown)
Job Code: 1238
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  • Research and collect various basic costs used for calculation of building cost. Perform data entry, quality control checks and documentation to support research. Performs occasional basic analysis of the data.   

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collect basic collection data costs such as wage rates, material costs, equipment costs, PPI values, etc. by using either the web or phone surveying suppliers or trade affiliates.
  • Perform data entry into the Collector collection database or spreadsheets
  • Perform quality control checks on the data collected for input errors or wrong cost obtained, by reviewing variances generated from Collector database
  • Work with Data Collection Manager and Product Data Services Managers to analyze the data and monitor current trends
  • Document reasons behind the trends
  • Regular and predictable attendance is and essential function of this position.

Supervisory Duties:

  • N/A

Education & Work Experience:

  • High school degree or G.E.D.

Specialized Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of construction materials or industry strongly preferred, and may include prior experience in a related field.
  • Demonstrated strong clerical and organizational skills
  • Proven excellence in telephone communication and customer service including ability to quickly form positive relationships and experiences over the phone.
  • Proven ability in working with a personal computer including working proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • General office equipment.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • General office environment.  No special physical demands required.

Marshall & Swift/Boeckh (MSB) is the leading provider of property valuation and related business information to government agencies, and the real estate, lending, investing, and insurance markets. Utilizing state-of-the-art databases, systems, and proprietary technologies, MSB enables enterprises to access and manage large volumes of mission-critical data.

An available portfolio of high-value analytical services provides clients with core business solutions that transform ordinary data into valuable and actionable business intelligence to provide for improved risk-based decisioning, marketing initiatives, and similar situational analysis.

Premised with the understanding that knowledge is power, MSB software and tools enable businesses to utilize their data, along with MSB provided analytics and automation to arrive at better, more consistent business decisions.

MSB is a Decision Insight Information Group company which is owned by a private equity firm, TPG Capital®.  Located in the U.S., Canada and Europe, Decision Insight Information Group delivers a comprehensive range of information, infrastructure and decision support products and services for financial and legal professionals. Operating at the heart of the property industry, Decision Insight Information Group manages complex information solutions and provides clarity on decision making for buying, selling, conveyancing, financing and insurance.

Decision Insight companies include MSB and DataQuick in the U.S., Access Point Information Canada, SearchFlow, xit2 and Decision Insight Hub in the UK, Millar & Bryce in Scotland, Rochford Brady Group in the Republic of Ireland, and Wertweiser, a joint venture with HVB Bank, in Germany. Decision Insight has 1,100 employees in 16 offices. For more information, visit

TPG Capital® is a leading global private investment firm with over $47 billion of capital under management across a family of funds. Since the firm's founding in 1992, TPG’s investment philosophy has been to create value by investing in change - change created by industry trends, economic cycles or specific company circumstances.

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