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

Mechanical Engineer – Accident Reconstruction

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 a highly qualified Mechanical Engineer with experience in the fields of failure analysis and vehicle accident reconstruction. This person will be based in Atlanta, GA, working remotely with some on-site work as needed. The successful candidate needs to have an extensive background in automotive systems and vehicle dynamics, with a focus on safety standards and product design. This position will require investigation and engineering analysis of product failures, reconstruction of vehicular accidents, determination of cause and origin of vehicular fires, and preparation of written reports for clients. Preferred candidates with testimony experience related to vehicular accident reconstruction in Federal and/or State courts. Duties in this position involve the investigation and analysis of vehicle collisions, product and material failures and industrial accidents for the purpose of resolving claims and legal disputes. Prepare oral and written reports that document causes of failure, extent of loss, and recommended remediation. Provide opinions and expert testimony. Candidate must have strong analytical skills and pay extreme attention to detail. Must have exceptional communication skills (both written & verbal) and be able to deliver presentations to clients for the purposes of both litigation support and marketing. Candidate needs to have a positive personality to interact with both clients and colleagues. Must be results-driven and passionate about solving problems.


5+ years engineering experience / B.S. in mechanical engineering, M.S. in mechanical engineering preferred / Deposition and/or trial testimony experience required / Professional Engineer in Georgia or ability to obtain ASAP required  / Extensive knowledge of automotive mechanics & systems / Passionate and self-motivated / Excellent verbal communication and writing skills 

Preferred Applicant Qualifications
Familiarity or experience with vehicle accident reconstruction software, such as PC Crash, a plus / ACTAR certification a plus / Advanced photography skills, AutoCAD or Revit experience also a plus

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