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

Structural 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 Structural Engineer for our Construction Defect Division in Phoenix, Arizona. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in Construction Defect or Reconstruction Engineering. Our Construction Defect Division specializes in 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. This is a remote position for an individual located anywhere in Arizona.


3+ years Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering experience; Professional Engineer in Arizona preferred, or ability to obtain PE within 1 year; Resident of Phoenix, Arizona; Civil Engineering B.S. degree with an emphasis in civil, structural, or architectural engineering; Competent with ACAD, and/or Revit drafting software; Experience with Structural, Civil or Design Engineering; Passionate and self-motivated with the ability to work remote and balance multiple projects; Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills.

Salary: 75-95k; 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; Professional Development Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement up to $5k/year

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