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

Structural/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 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. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and flexible schedules so you can be there for your family and enjoy the Arizona lifestyle.


Our Reconstruction Engineering Division specializes in the restoration of commercial and residential properties with structural and civil design deficiencies and/or long-term degradation. Restoration efforts are generally focused on repairing 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.


Minimum Applicant Qualifications
B.S. degree from an accredited engineering program with an emphasis in civil, structural, or architectural engineering; AutoCAD or Revit experience; Experience with earth retaining structures and deep foundations; Experience with industrial and commercial structural design; Design experience with wood, concrete, and steel; Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; Passionate and self-motivated.

Preferred Applicant Qualifications
3+ years Structural/Forensic/Architectural Engineering Experience; Professional Engineer in Arizona or ability to obtain ASAP required; Master’s degree from an accredited engineering program

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