Prof. Nesrin Yardimci held several positions as a Senior Civil Engineer at General Directorate of State Hydraulic Work between 1966 and 1972. She joined İstanbul Technical University in January 1972 to carry out academic career and obtained a PhD in March 1980.
Since September 2008, Prof. Yardimci has been serving as a Full Professor and since 2012 also as a Chair at Civil Engineering Department, at the Faculty of Engineering at Yeditepe University. She was the Member of the Board at the Faculty between 2011 and 2014 and she represented Faculty of Engineering at the Senate of Yeditepe University between 2015 and 2018.
She was elected as the President of the Board of Directors at Turkish Structural Steelwork Association between 2001 and 2016 and represented Turkey in the Board of Directors at the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) between 2001 and 2018. She was also elected President of ECCS in 2010 and 2015. Prof. Yardımcı is the first female member of the Board of Directors of ECCS and the first and only female President of ECCS.
She worked together with groups made up of İstanbul Technical University’s professionals for ascertainment of damage, repair and retrofitting studies following various earthquakes in earthquake zones in Turkey and she completed various projects auditing and supervising studies.
Her contribution to development of steel solutions after the heavy earthquakes in in Izmit in 1999 was crowned by a renovated school in steel in Kocaeli supported by national and international stakeholders.
When she was the president of TUCSA, she has initiated works to convince the relevant governmental bodies to publish Regulation for Design, Engineering and Execution of Steel Structures starting from December 2006. She has also initiated establishment of TUCSA Academy to organise courses on constructional steelwork for engineers and architects.