Curriculum Vitae


Principal Engineer



B.S. Civil Engineering; University of Central Florida - 1989

Graduate Studies, Geotechnical/Groundwater Hydrology, University of Central Florida - 1992

OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Material Training, 2002

Certified Civil Mediator and Neutral Evaluator, 2011

Radiation Safety Training - HRS Radiation Safety Officer, 1997



Licensed Professional Engineer, Florida - PE #48125


Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Civil Engineers

National Society of Professional Engineers

Florida Engineering Society


Areas of Specialization:

Sinkhole Investigations Pavement Design

Deep Foundation Engineering Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessments

Soil Mechanics Settlement Analysis

Shallow Foundation Engineering Slope Stability Analysis

Geotechnical Instrumentation Engineered Materials Testing and Inspection

Hydrogeologic Studies Quality Control-Quality Assurance Program Implementation


Years of Experience: 25


Professional Description:

Mr. Cavin has extensive local experience in the fields of geotechnical, environmental and materials testing and engineering.  He also has a background in hydrogeologic evaluation and groundwater modeling.  Throughout his career he has been involved in a wide array of projects, ranging from public sector municipal and infrastructure projects to private sector residential, commercial and industrial projects.  His capabilities include geotechnical consulting services related to foundation design, sinkhole assessment, pavement design, slope stability and stormwater management.  Mr. Cavin also has extensive experience in projects requiring aquifer characterization and groundwater flow modeling applications, including water reuse, groundwater monitoring, construction dewatering, stormwater retention/infiltration and contaminant assessment.  These projects typically involve permitting through FDEP, SWFWMD, SJRWMD or other state and local agencies. 

Over the years, Mr. Cavin has conducted numerous sinkhole evaluations for both insurance companies and private entities.  He has also conducted detailed sinkhole potential studies for landfill design on karst sensitive terrain. While in college he worked as a research assistant for the Florida Sinkhole Research Institute based at the University of Central Florida. At the institute he was responsible for conducting site visits to investigate recent sinkhole occurrences and educating the public on sinkhole formation. He was also involved in several research studies concerning the geological and hydrogeological aspects of sinkhole formation and cavernous flow in limestone. 


Professional Experience:


2014 to Present Cavin Geotechnical and Environmental, LLC. - President

Formed Cavin Geotechnical and Environmental (CGE) in April, 2014 and serves and President and principal engineer for the company. The firm specializes in the fields of geotechnical and environmental engineering and offers experienced and cost effective solutions to projects requiring these services. In addition to conducting standard geotechnical and environmental consulting services, Mr. Cavin also conducts highly specialized services including groundwater flow modeling, and contaminant transport modeling studies. His capabilities within the company routinely include services requiring regulatory agency review, both for public and private sector projects. Services also include civil mediation of insurance claims requiring geotechnical engineering analysis and expertise.


1995 to 2014 Andreyev Engineering, Inc. – Vice President

Responsible for company management and engineering consulting services. Duties include managing a branch office, client development, project management, coordination and quality control of field and laboratory work, management of technical analysis, and technical report writing. Projects typically involve geotechnical investigations for residential, industrial and commercial development, including sinkhole investigation, foundation analysis, slope stability, roadway design and mass grading.  Also responsible for municipal and infrastructure projects involving geotechnical investigation and hydrogeologic evaluation and groundwater modeling, including stormwater system design, effluent disposal, groundwater monitoring and contaminant transport.


1990 to 1995 Jammal and Associates/PSI, Inc. – Project Engineer

Project engineer responsible for planning, coordinating and presenting the results of subsurface geotechnical and groundwater related investigations, with primary emphasis in the fields of water resource engineering and hydrogeology. These evaluations typically provided input to the preparation of permits for public water supply systems, treatment facilities, stormwater management systems, excavation operations and groundwater monitoring networks.  Responsibilities routinely include the development, implementation and application of computer based groundwater flow models to assess impacts of groundwater withdrawals, stormwater recovery systems, land application of effluent, and large scale residential and commercial development. 


1988 to 1990 Florida Sinkhole Research Institute

Research institute sponsored by the University of Central Florida.  Responsibilities included collecting and compiling information concerning recent and historical sinkhole occurrences in the state of Florida including maintenance of a large mainframe computer database of documented sinkholes. Conducted site visits to investigate recent sinkhole occurrences and to educate the general public. Also involved in several research studies concerning the geological and hydrogeological aspects of sinkhole formation, karst terrain and cavernous flow in limestone