Forensic Structural Engineer

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

Knott Laboratory was established in 1982 and has become the nationwide leader in forensic engineering and animation for 35 years. We offer an excellent work environment, outstanding opportunities and competitive salaries and benefits.


Types of Cases
As a forensic structural engineer on our team, you will be asked to diagnose building problems, damage and/or defects and then design and implement repair solutions. We routinely evaluate damage to buildings by man-made or natural causes, such as earthquakes, wind, hail, vehicle impacts, fire, snow and ice, floods, moisture intrusion and differential soil movement. We also evaluate defective construction of structures, accidents involving structures, construction processes and of the building envelope (i.e. water intrusion claims, appropriateness of design of underperforming structures, etc.)

Construction Knowledge
Working knowledge of the building envelope, roofing systems, components and cladding as well as current and historic building codes for both residential and commercial structures

Field Work
Willingness and ability to work in the field 40-50% of the time, including heights and confined spaces as well as some out of state travel (typically less than 15%)

Personal Skills
Excellent communication skills including the ability to write technical reports of your findings for our clients; Exceptional customer service skills and comfortable speaking in public


BS Civil/Structural or Architectural Engineering – Master’s Degree Preferred

Professional Engineering License (PE or NCEES record required)

CFEI or other certifications are a plus; Court qualified as an expert, or able to become court qualified

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and AutoCAD, Bentley Ram, StruCalc

Previous Experience
Design, construction and forensic experience is highly desirable

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