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

Senior Forensic Engineer – Construction Defects

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 over 20,000 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.


Knott Laboratory, LLC is seeking a full-time Senior Forensic Engineer for our Construction Defects team in Colorado. The ideal candidate will have 10-20 years of professional experience with insurance litigation and/or construction defect experience. The successful candidate must have extensive background in Construction Defect investigations, building failure claims, and testimony experience. The Forensic Engineering Team works primarily in insurance investigations, legal, new construction, and restoration industries. We perform forensic failure analysis for diverse projects including new buildings and older structures. Restoration efforts are generally focused on repairs related to insurance losses and construction deficiencies and commonly include foundation failures, hail and wind damage, vehicle and tree impacts, fire and water damage and other similar scopes. This position allows for creativity in repair solutions and designs that accomplish the client’s goals. This is a remote position for an individual located anywhere along the front range in Colorado.


10+ years Structural Engineering or Forensic Engineering experience; Professional Engineer in Colorado required; Resident of Colorado, along the front range; B.S. degree from an accredited engineering program with an emphasis in civil, structural, or architectural engineering; M.S. in Engineering is preferred; Experience with Design, Structural or Forensic Engineering; Passionate and self-motivated with the ability to work remote and balance multiple projects as well as lead a team of engineers who work remotely; Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills

Salary: 110-140k with up to 25k annual bonus opportunity; Company Profit Sharing Plan; Company Matching 401(k); Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Paid Time and Holidays Off; Professional Development Assistance; Fieldwork: Yes; up to 30-40% of time (inspections, project initiation, etc)

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