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

Civil Engineer

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 18,000 failure analysis cases with subsequent repairs. We work as a remote team of engineers who focus on each project with a collective, fun team approach. The diversity of failure causes makes every project unique. Our team’s failure analysis results provide incredible training opportunities that can be rolled into the reconstruction as well as new project designs. Forensic investigations 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.


Our Reconstruction Engineering Division specializes in the restoration of commercial and residential properties with structural and civil design and construction deficiencies and/or long-term degradation. Restoration efforts are generally focused on repairing deteriorated concrete, wood and steel framed decks/balconies, grading and drainage deficiencies, asphalt and concrete paving distress, and foundations with differential soil movement. This position allows for creativity in repair solutions that accomplish the client’s goals.


3+ years Civil Engineering Experience; Professional Engineer in Colorado or ability to obtain ASAP required; B.S. degree from an accredited engineering program with an emphasis in civil, structural, or architectural engineering; Competent with Civil 3D, ACAD, and/or Revit drafting software; Experience with earth retaining structures and deep foundations; Experience with residential and commercial structural design; Experience with curb and gutter, pavement, and grading and drainage design; Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; Passionate and self-motivated.

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