Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer – Knott Labs. 

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 more than 18,000 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. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and flexible schedules so you can be there for your family and enjoy the Arizona lifestyle.


Our Reconstruction Engineering Division specializes in the 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.

Responsibilities: (Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following):

  • Perform forensic assignments based upon a scope of work and budget.
  • Field Investigations: Study and determine the cause and origin of damage to buildings (construction defects, storms, differential soil movement, earthquakes, etc.)
  • Produce written forensic reports detailing the cause(s) of the damage.
  • May serve as team leader or project manager. May be required to supervise and/or review the work product of associate team members.
  • Ability to communicate with and maintain client relationships.
  • Limited travel can be expected.

Minimum Applicant Qualifications
B.S. degree from an accredited engineering program with an emphasis in civil, structural, or architectural engineering; AutoCAD or Revit experience; Experience with earth retaining structures and deep foundations; Experience with industrial and commercial structural design; Design experience with wood, concrete, and steel; Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; Passionate and self-motivated.

  • BS Structural or Architectural Engineering — Master’s Degree Preferred
  • Experience (typically 3 plus years) as a design/structural engineer (residential and/or commercial buildings).
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic attitude
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Revit, AutoCAD, Bentley Ram, StruCalc/Enercalc.
  • EIT or PE Certification 

Preferred Qualifications:
3+ years Structural/Forensic/Architectural Engineering Experience; Professional Engineer in Arizona or ability to obtain ASAP required; Master’s degree from an accredited engineering program

  • Working knowledge of the building envelope, roofing systems, components and cladding
  • Working knowledge of current and historic building codes
  • Construction Management experience
  • CFEI, Materials Testing, Contractor’s license or other certifications are a plus

We offer a competitive salary, profit sharing, and benefit package along with a flexible work schedule/location and a great team environment. If interested, please contact us!

Job Type: Full-time