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Meet the team

VolkerGround Engineering is made up of a talented and highly-experienced team of civil engineers, design specialists and piling experts. Please get in touch for more information.


David Coyle

David Coyle

Work Winning Manager

David has worked at VolkerGround Engineering since 2012. A focused specialist civil engineer working within the ground engineering sector, David delivers value engineered solutions for a varied portfolio of clients. 

David is responsible for providing Temporary Works designs for tender and contract works.




Keith Ross

Keith Ross

Project Director

With over 35 years’ experience, Keith previously worked at Balfour Beatty in Ground Engineering for 15 years, before joining VolkerGround Engineering in early October 2019.

With extensive experience in piling systems, strategic management, risk management, workforce development, cost control and effective delivery of product on site; Keith’s appointment is another decisive move for the business. VolkerGround Engineering have seen rapid expansion in 2019, thanks to equipment investment and involvement in multi-million-pound schemes such as Milburn Gate in Durham.


Gary Whittaker

Gary Whittaker

Commercial Lead

With over 20 years’ commercial experience in the piling and ground engineering sector, working in the UK and overseas, Gary has previously held senior roles with Balfour Beatty and Pennine Vibropiling. Gary’s role at VolkerGround Engineering is to manage the commercial function in order to deliver commercial excellence across the business.