Agricultural Building Planner


Design is not how it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs
Agricultural Building Planner

In A Nutshell

I design storage units and buildings like barns and greenhouses that make producing a specific product easier.

 I work closely with my customers to understand what they need and what we can do with their budget.

 I draw up plans and mockups and lead a team to bring these ideas to life. 


Potential Salary Range

$87,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK

A lot of my time is spent at a desk, where I can draw up designs and research creative solutions to problems. I also get to visit building sites and oversee construction. The change in scenery is a great part of the job!


Indoor / Outdoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Work with customers to understand their needs and wants in a new building
  • Create blueprints and mockups for customers to review and give input on
  • Plan the construction of a building from materials to labour to time
  • Be available during construction to tackle challenges and solve problems
  • Work with customers during and after construction to adjust any systems that aren’t working as planned
  • Keep track of hours and costs to make sure construction stays within a budget   

Education & Training

  • A university degree in engineering or civil technology is recommended for this job.

Job Outlook

    While there will always be a need for talented building planners, the creativity and freedom of this job makes it highly sought out by potential employees and clients. There may be some tough competition for these roles. 

Related School Subjects

Ed. Prof. et Tech.
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Build Construction Engineering Design Trades

Important Skills

Active Listening

I usually start a project by sitting down with customers to understand what they’re hoping to create. Active listening skills help me really grasp their challenges and ideas so I can design a system that’s perfect for them.

Creativity & Innovation

One of the coolest parts of my job is coming up with innovative solutions to very specific challenges. I use my knowledge to design systems that make peoples' lives and jobs easier.


Once I’ve got a building designed, I have to create a plan to get it built. This includes scheduling workers, planning for materials, and figuring out time constraints. 

Detail-Oriented icon


When designing a building, it can be easy to get caught up in the big picture. It’s very important for me to also go through all the tiny details that will be obvious in the day-to-day use of the building. 


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Creative Work
Helps Others
Problem Solving
Own Boss