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

Structural Engineer – Insurance Division

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.


The Structural Engineer will partner with Knott Laboratory Forensic and Insurance Divisions and will work 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 in Colorado.

The successful candidate will have 4+ years of experience in structural engineering with experience in construction and design and have a CO Professional Engineer license. This is a hybrid position for an individual located in Denver, CO. This position requires onsite inspection of projects and provides flexibility for remote work (home office) for analysis and report writing.


4+ years Structural Engineering or Forensic Engineering experience; Professional Engineer in Colorado, or PE licensure elsewhere and the ability to obtain CO PE; Resident of Denver, CO or the immediate vicinity; B.S. in Civil or Structural Engineering required; M.S. Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering preferred; Competent with ACAD, and/or Revit drafting software, Bluebeam and Microsoft Office (Teams, Outlook, Excel, PPT); Experience in Construction and Structural Engineering with foundational experiences in design, structural or forensic engineering; Passionate and self-motivated with the ability to work remotely and balance multiple projects; Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills

Salary: $90,000-$125,000; Matching 401(k); Company Profit Sharing Plan; 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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