Mr. Ralph Cutié is the Division Director of the Facilities Maintenance Planning, Engineering and Construction (MPEC) Division under MDAD’s Facilities Management & Engineering Directorate. In this capacity, Mr. Cutié manages the Maintenance Construction & Contracts (including the Interiors and Roofing Maintenance Units), Maintenance Engineering, Security Infrastructure, Signage Design, QA/Safety and Technical Support Sections.
Mr. Cutie is a 26-year County veteran with more than 28 years of experience in the fields of project control, scheduling, project management, construction contracting and construction claims administration. He began his County career in 1990 with the Miami-Dade Transit Department serving as a Cost and Scheduling Specialist and later in progressively responsible positions as the Manager of MDT’s Engineering Cost and Scheduling Section and, ultimately, as Chief of MDT’s Project Control Division. Mr. Cutié worked extensively in various capacities on numerous MDT projects of significance including the $248 million Metromover Extension Project, the $88 million Metrorail Extension to the Palmetto Expressway and the $106 million Busway Extension to Florida City. In 2006, Mr. Cutié transitioned to the Office of Capital Improvements (OCI) where he served as the Manager of Project Scheduling and Compliance for the County’s $2.9 billion Building Better Communities – General Obligation Bond (BBC-GOB) Program and where he also managed the County’s very successful Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP), Miscellaneous Construction Contract (MCC) and Construction Manager (CM) Training Programs. In 2011, subsequent to OCI’s consolidation into the newly-established Internal Services Department (ISD), Mr. Cutié served as the Manager of Project Scheduling and Compliance in ISD’s Design and Construction Services Division where he was involved in numerous large ISD projects while continuing to manage the County’s ESP, MCC and CM Training Programs. Also, during his tenure at OCI and ISD, Mr. Cutié, working collaboratively with the County Attorney’s Office and the County’s various capital departments, developed the Standard Construction Contract which was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners in November 2012 as the Standard Construction Contract for all non-MCC construction projects Countywide. Mr. Cutié has also served as the County’s Corporate Representative during the resolution of various construction claims and as a hearing officer for numerous construction disputes.
Mr. Cutié obtained his degree in Construction Management from Florida International University in 1989, possesses numerous certificates in scheduling, project management design-build and claims administration from the National Transit Institute and served as an instructor in the County’s Construction Manager Training Program specifically in the areas of project scheduling, project documentation and construction claims and disputes.
He is married with three children and lives in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Deputy Director / CFO
- Business Retention & Development
- Facilities Development
- Facilities Management
- Governmental Affairs
- Minority Affairs
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- Senior Executive Assistant & Deputy Chief of Staff
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- Aviation Planning, Land Use and Grants
- Cash Management
- Commodities Management
- Contracts Administration
- Facilities Management and Project Administration
- Financial Planning and Performance Analysis
- Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs
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- Terminal Maintenance
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