I think special consoles should be class specific. That is, if it came on a cruiser, then only an Engineer could properly use (equip). It wouldn't matter if the Engineer was in an Escort, he could still equip the console. Just my π cents. (that's a Pi symbol)
On a different note, is this Galor ship SPAM the way of the future for STO. It totally ruins any immersion into the game for me. Unless this gets fixed, I'm looking for another game to play.