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

Forensic Animator

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 a new one. 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. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and flexible schedules so you can be there for your family and enjoy the Colorado lifestyle.


Knott Laboratory, LLC is seeking an animator to assist in the use of state-of-the-art technology to produce visualizations which communicate to a jury the findings of an expert’s scientific analysis and reconstruction of accidents. Duties of this job include creating CG environments, using advanced techniques of lighting, photomatching, and rendering, rigging and animation of bipeds and mechanical systems along with the use of motion capture, photogrammetry, photomodeling, matchmoving, designing graphics and court exhibits, documenting these processes in memos and reports, set up and maintenance of hardware at the office such as cameras and laser scanners, and occasional business travel for vehicle and site inspections. Knott Laboratory is always looking for the latest and greatest technologies and software to drive our products even further, as we’ve grown to use drones, interactives, and other tools to assist our clients.


Minimum Applicant Qualifications
Bachelor's degree, Advanced 3D Modeling/Texturing/Animation skills (3DSMax, Maya, or Lightwave), Proficient in Compositing (After Effects, Premiere), Strong background in college-level mathematics and physics, Must work well in a team environment with strong communication and time management skills, fast learner, analytical thinker, Strong stomach (you will encounter photographs of fatal accident scenes), Creative and passionate about the field of animation and willingness to learn new tools, good sense of humor.

Preferred Applicant Qualifications
Master's degree, 2+ years of experience in a professional environment, AutoCAD, Unity 3D / Unreal Engine, MotionBuilder, – Photomodeler / Syntheyes / Metashape, Programming/Scripting experience (MaxScript, MELscript, C#, Python, etc.)

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