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 with 3+ years of experience for our Construction Defect Team in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Structural Engineer team works primarily in construction defects, insurance investigations, 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 hybrid position for an individual located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


3+ years Structural Engineering experience; Colorado PE license or the ability to obtain licensure within 1 year; Resident in the Colorado Springs, CO area; 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, Design or Forensic 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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