Senior Management Team
Snag & Inspect
The team at Snag & Inspect has over 70 years of inspection experience behind them. Some team members also possess additional skills which include Civil Engineering, Security Systems, Mechanical Engineering and Construction Materials Engineering. Through our Consulting Partners we can also deliver specialist services for A/C systems, and Fire Protection systems.
The team comprises of:
SENIOR OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Douglas Ralph is a Certified Master Inspector, the Managing Director of Snag & Inspect, the top property inspection company based in Dubai since 2009, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Middle East since January 2012, and the President Elect of Middle East Real Estate Inspection Association (MEREIA) since 2016.
He has gained qualifications in Theme Park Maintenance, Building Maintenance, Lean Manufacturing, and Business Management and has amassed over 30 years of experience in the construction, commissioning and maintenance of building and mechanical systems. His specialties include investigation and troubleshooting of building issues.
He has held senior positions at Universal Studios, Hollywood and Orlando; Project Manager in RD&E (rides, dining and entertainment facilities) at Hong Kong Disneyland and City of Dream Macau, China.
While working at World Trade Center Residence for the Jumeirah Living Group, he recognized the need for a high quality inspection and supervision service where his considerable knowledge and expertise could be used to help and assist others in protecting their property investments, raise the quality of life and safety, reduce maintenance and energy costs across the whole country; and so in 2009, in partnership with His Highness Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, until Snag & Inspect was launched.
In late 2011 his company began working with the Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) by providing support for RERA’s involvement in the implementation of the Emirate’s ‘Strata Law’ introduction, aimed at providing quality consumer protection for property purchasers and support for the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) in their desire to raise the standards of property inspection within the Emirate.
In more recent times Douglas together with the MEREIA members and with the support of DREI launched Middle East Real Estate Inspection Association (MEREIA) with a goal of setting and implementing inspection standards to support the real estate industry now and into the future.
Nigel is a construction professional with 14 years of Military engineering followed by a further 20 years in construction, maintenance, interior fit out and project management. He is a certified Internachi Master Inspector who is now the operations manager for Snag and Inspect Dubai.
Originally a City and Guilds advanced craft tradesman he has a vast array of practical and management experience in both the British Military and civilian environments in various locations around the world. As well as experience in security both in the Military as an Intelligence Sargent and in civilian environment as a locksmith concentrating in commercial and residential installations. For the past 8 years he has been in the UAE continuing his work in construction, property management and inspection industry for a variety of international clients.
Senior Office Administrator
Andrei is Moldovan, a Master Engineer in Energy and Environment and a licensed Engineer in Thermoenergetics. After his studies at Technological University of Moldova under the Power Engineering Faculty, he has gained his industrial experience in thermo–power engineering, industrial heating energy systems, biomass thermo-power engineering and biomass burning from various industries such as Heat Power Station No. 1 and Termocom J.S.C.
He worked as an Energy Audit Expert for Moldovan Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MoSEFF) program where he ensures implementation of energy audits for different private Moldovian companies, conducting site visits, preliminary analysis, estimates execution and quotations. He has also dealt with heating, cooling, ventilation load and air conditioning systems for industrial, residential, and other types of buildings inclusive of hotels and greenhouses calculation.