Structural Forensic Engineer – Insurance Group

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.

Job Duties

Knott Laboratory, LLC is seeking a full-time Structural Forensic Engineer - Project Engineer, with 10+ years of structural engineering experience to join our team in Colorado. 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 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.


10+ years total Structural Engineering experience with 3-5 years being Forensic Engineering experience; Professional Engineer in Colorado preferred, or ability to obtain PE within 1 year; Resident of Colorado, anywhere in state; B.S. degree from an accredited engineering program with an emphasis in civil, structural, or architectural engineering; Competent with ACAD, and/or Revit drafting software; Experience with Design, Structural or Forensic Engineering; Passionate and self-motivated with the ability to work remote and balance multiple projects; Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills

Full-time Salary Range: $95,000-$125,000, commensurate with experience and forensic background; 401(k) with fully vested company match; Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Robust Paid Time and Holidays Off; Professional Development Assistance; Life Insurance; Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance; Flex Spending Accounts with Medical and Dependent Care options

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