The Engineering Officer can withstand the most damage by improving the performance of their personal shields, while supporting their away team with power generators or by bottlenecking the enemies' advance with defensive mine fields. The Engineer's own combat effectiveness can be improved through modifications to their firearms or support fire from fabricated turrets and drones.
Engineers can choose from three different careers. Technicians (Buffs and Debuffs) Fabrication (Turrets), and Combat (Battlefield Manipulation and Explosives,).
- Technicians - Focus on buffs and debuffs. Their buffs focus on the entire group, unlike a Scientist.
- Fabrication - Uses turrets. Most damage focused career for engineers.
- Combat (Career) - Manipulates the battlefield for the advantage of the engineer. Combat engineers use demolition and explosives to hold the enemy.