Larry Nicholson
Senior Project Manager


Larry Nicholson, a Project Manager in Certrec’s Office of Licensing and Compliance Services, has more than 40 years of diverse experience in the nuclear field. Larry began his career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a system engineer where he quickly was promoted to manage all engineering support for the first-of-a-kind complete overhaul of the USS California. His tenure as Safety Assurance Manager with Duke Energy (Oconee) included leading a large division responsible for Security, Regulatory Affairs, Performance Improvement, Environmental Health & Safety, and Emergency Preparedness. Before joining Certrec, Larry most recently served as Director of Nuclear Regulatory Affairs and Emergency Preparedness for NextEra Energy where he led all aspects of regulatory interface and emergency preparedness. In addition, he held a variety of NRC leadership roles, achieving appointments as a member of the Senior Executive Service, as Senior Resident Inspector at a site on the NRC Watchlist, and as Regional Manager responsible for all oversight of Millstone during the mid-1990’s.

Larry graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. He has captained numerous large sailboat charters throughout the Caribbean, and enjoys family, hiking, and competitive sailing.