For me the beauty of Eng is the way it works in cruisers.
Beam Arrays and Turrets is all I need and that gives time to conentrate on using powers effectively.
Eng captain powers support the use of weapons with heavier drain and powers that support them. Facing becomes a case of keeping shields healthy and not about offense.
I dont see the point of stressing my build and playstyle with narrow arc wesapons and wasting console slots with turn rate boosters. Better to use those eng slots to boost power levels and a but of all round resist.
Thats just the way I play my Eng and its the fastest and easiest career to play through the game, for sure.