Knott Laboratory provides forensic engineering and animation, Civil & Structural, and Fire & Explosion Investigation services to reconstruct accidents.


Work with a fast-paced, growth-oriented team of forensic engineers at Knott Laboratory.

Knott Laboratory is a multi-disciplinary forensic engineering firm established in 1982 in Denver, Colorado. The company launched after evaluating the Hyatt Regency walkway collapse in Kansas City, and since, Knott has evaluated more than 20,000 failure analysis cases with subsequent repairs. We work as a remote team of structural and mechanical engineers as well as forensic animators. The diversity inherent in the cause of structure and mechanical failures makes every project new and challenging. Our team’s extensive experience with failure analysis provides an incredible knowledge base most engineers are not exposed to, which can be invaluable for reconstruction designs as well as new project designs. Forensic investigations also allow our engineers to develop specialized skill sets and, in turn, we regularly present and share what we learn with clients and the greater engineering and construction community.

Job Duties

Knott Laboratory, LLC is seeking a full-time architect with 3 to 5 years of experience to join our team in Colorado. Our firm specializes in the investigation of existing structures with particular focus on identifying and determining the cause of construction defects. Additionally, our Reconstruction and Repair Division specializes in the restoration of commercial and residential properties with architectural and structural/civil design deficiencies and/or long-term degradation. Restoration efforts are generally focused on repairing building envelope components, deteriorated concrete, wood and steel framed decks/balconies, and foundations with differential soil movement. This position allows for creativity in repair solutions that accomplish the client’s goals. This is a remote position for an individual located anywhere in Colorado, although the front range is preferred.


3+ years civil architectural design experience; B.S. degree from an accredited school with emphasis in architectural design; Revit experience; Experience with industrial and commercial architectural and/or structural design; Experience or willingness to provide expert witness testimony regarding construction defect litigation; Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; Passionate and self-motivated.

Full-time Salary Range: $75,000-$90,000. Actual compensation may vary based upon compensable factors, such as: experience, education, and skill level.

Your Career Begins Here

We're always considering well-qualified applicants and encourage you to apply today. Please attach your résumé, a link to your portfolio or examples of your work.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Also Consider...

We encourage you to diversify your job search here at Knott Laboratory, here are some more positions you might enjoy.