I ask as I am struggling to choose between Engineering and Science Captains as a romulan. Two favorite ships are the Ha'Nom and the Haakona.
roll a sci, get a leech console, done.
no reason to roll engie, especially on rom ships that are hit & run/ambush focussed.
hence their having all the cloak damage bonuses but having lower inherent defence values, making them hit harder in bursts but more squishy in a fight.
Figure out and address the players path of least resistance to reward. this one thing is THE consistent factor undermining all your efforts. be that crafting, raids or starbase projects.