Darryl Keating, P.E., Senior Engineer

WDP Office: Manassas

Darryl has over 26 years of practical experience in Testing and Inspections and geotechnical engineering for both public and private sector projects, with experience as both testing and inspections field engineer, geotechnical field engineer, geotechnical laboratory manager, drilling manager, project manager, and department manager.  Darryl’s geotechnical expertise has provided innovative, cost-efficient solutions for foundations and slabs, utilities, pavements, SWM/BMP (stormwater management/best management practices) facilities, forensic investigations, and earthwork quality control guidelines and recommendations. He routinely performs design-phase geotechnical investigations for new project design support.

I used to think that “dirt is dirt”.  But geotechnical engineering is about so much more.  I have grown to be fascinated by geology; the soils and underlying rock are anything but simple.  I truly enjoy getting a new geotechnical project, doing some “desktop research” to see what should be at the site, and doing the field investigation to see the soils and conditions that geology and mapping indicate should be present.  I love to talk with people, and I love to play with dirt.  In this field I get to do both.


Professional Qualifications

Years with WDP

Darryl joined WDP as a Senior Engineer in September of 2023.


Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1995

Registrations / Certifications

Professional Engineer – VA, MD